One of the Great Walks of Tasmania.
One of the Great Walks of the world.

We collect you in Hobart and take you to our city base where you’ll meet the guides, other guests, collect your light packs and be given a briefing.  Then the adventure begins exploring the magnificence of Maria island, staying in our exclusive wilderness camps and enjoying candlelit gourmet dinners at night under the stars.

Map of The Maria Island Walk

Day 1 – The first steps…

You arrive at the historic coastal town of Triabunna. Our boat will take you to Maria Island through the sparkling waters of Mercury Passage to the isthmus of Maria Island. You will set foot on a pristine, untouched beach, exactly as explorers did years earlier. Here you enjoy lunch overlooking the crystal azure waters of Shoal Bay before taking a walk to the tranquil Casuarina Beach camp. That afternoon explore the trail through the tall eucalypt forest down to the spectacular Haunted Bay.

Distance: 8 kms

That evening, after a fine Tasmanian gourmet dinner, stroll along the beach at sunset
with a glass of wine, delighting in the day you’ve had and excited by what lies ahead.

Landing on Maria Island National Park - Kangaroo on Maria Island National Park

Day 2 – Five fabulous beaches

Wake up to the busy chattering of the wattle birds and, from the comfort of your bed, watch the morning sun sparkle through the forest. This is one of the truly great guided walks of Australia! After a delicious breakfast, it’s time to start your journey along five beautiful beaches. Watch dolphins play in the surf and sea eagles soaring overhead as you walk past the carpet of exotic shells lining the water’s edge. By late afternoon you arrive at White Gums camp for a refreshing swim. After the perfect day, you can relax with your fellow walkers, before enjoying a candlelit dinner of the finest Tasmanian food and wine.

Distance: 13 kms

Can it get any better than this? Day 3 awaits.

Breakfast at Casuarina Beach Camp, The Maria Island Walk - Riedle Bay, The Maria Island Walk

Day 3 – Into the heart, up to the heights

Today our Tasmanian Walking Guides will take you inland to the heart of the Island to discover the rich greens of the grand forests. You’ll wander through the world’s largest stand of giant Tasmanian blue gums and can choose to climb the peaks of Mt Maria or Bishop and Clerk. It’s a 700 metres climb through rare “cloud” rain forests. As you can imagine, the views are simply breathtaking. That evening you arrive at Tasmanian’s fascinating World Heritage listed settlement of Darlington where you’ll stay at the elegant colonial Bernacchi House and enjoy a final night banquet with fine wine and conversation.

Distance: 9-17 kms

Another day that’s given you plenty to dream about.

Women walking through Blue Gum Forests on The Maria Island Walk - The Maria Island Walk guest at the summit of Mount Maria

Day 4 – The Fabulous Top End

The final day begins with a delicious breakfast followed by a walk around the northern tip of Maria Island. The walk takes you through a variety of spectacular woodlands and forests with rare endemic birds, wallabies and wombats on show. You continue on to the dramatic sea cliffs of Fossil Bay and then head down to the remarkable fossils at Fossil Cliffs. Arriving back at Darlington we enjoy a celebratory farewell lunch before boarding the boat to go back to the mainland Tasmania and Hobart taking with you incredible memories and stories of an amazing four days, walking in Tasmania, spent in a very special place.

Distance: 4 kms

Memories, stories and new friends that will last a lifetime.

Darlington, Maria Island National Park - View of Bishop Clerk on The Maria Island Walk

Candlelit dining on The Maria Island Walk
Food and wine on The Maria Island Walk
The Maria Island Walk guides