Matching Tassie’s best tipples to food



  There’s never been a better time to drink in Tasmania, with a diverse range of our southern vineyards picking up a swag of State, national and international awards. Such diversity provides a great opportunity for wine lovers to stray off their beaten path to try new flavours – but if you’re used to staying […]

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Must See Tasmanian Wildlife



The breathtaking splendour of wild animals, and the joy of close-up encounters with them, draws people to isolated places all over the world. Here in Australia we’re blessed with a suite of animals that are found nowhere else. Sadly, a number of these special animals have disappeared from mainland Australia – including Tasmanian devils and […]

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Camping vs Glamping – What’s right for you?



Everyone knows what camping looks like, right? It’s a rustic pastime involving tents, campfires, badly cooked food and, usually, an absence of showers. As is the case with so many things, this impression of camping is neither entirely true, nor completely false. It is the reason why a lot of people would rather walk barefoot […]

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The Maria Island Walk: CERTIFIED EXCELLENT



Tasmanian guided walk earns international award for its consistently outstanding service. Hobart-based business The Maria Island Walk is no stranger to tourism gongs, having won eight national and a dozen Tasmanian awards over its 17-year history. But its latest plaudit – a 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – is especially satisfying to The Maria Island […]

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Family Friendly Maria Island Walk



An outdoor family adventure walking the length of beautiful Maria Island National Park is a great experience to share quality time as a family. Re-connecting with nature, spotting a variety of incredible wildlife, swimming in pristine beaches and hiking to the top of magnificent mountains will create memories to last a lifetime. In January 2019 […]

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White Kunzea at Haunted Bay



White Kunzea at Haunted Bay on Maria Island During spring and summer, the Australian native plant Kunzea ambigua (also known as white kunzea, tick bush or sweet scented kunzea) can be found in coastal areas of Tasmania and eastern Australia. The white kunzea shrub can grow up to 5 m high and it bears small […]

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Tasmanian Devil article in the Telegraph



David Whitley wrote a nice article about Tasmanian Devils: “The Maria Island Walk – one of the Australian Wildlife Journeys signature experiences – spends four days on the island, staying in glamping cabins and indulging in fully prepared local produce meals. And it’s not just the Tasmanian devils on the wildlife front. Walks along the […]

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The Captivating History of Maria Island



Want to learn more about the captivating history of Maria Island ? Then read this article by Qantas Travel Insider… “Yes, it’s a much-loved walk along wild bush tracks and pristine beaches but, as Sarah Maguire discovers, hikers who conquer Tassie’s Maria Island also take a stroll through Australian history.” read the full article here […]

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Winter Indulgence on Maria Island



Winter is a magical time to visit Maria Island. In small groups of just 8 guests and 2 wonderful guides, we will show you the island’s beauty, history and amazing wildlife on our 3 day Winter Escape. Here are 5 reasons to visit Maria Island with us this winter… Starry skies and a possible viewing […]

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5 facts you probably didn’t know about wombats



Maria Island National Park is a wombat wonderland. The Common Wombat is the largest burrowing mammal in Australia and can be viewed all over the island… How heavy is the common wombat? Approximately 20kg. The Tasmanian wombat is not as large or bulky as the wombats on the mainland. What shape are wombat scats (poop)? […]

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