The Maria Island Walk Wins Gold at the Australian Tourism Awards

Ian and Bron Johnstone at the Australian Tourism Awards

The Maria Island Walk was judged the nation’s top Ecotourism operation at the 2019 Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra in March. Owner Ian Johnstone said that it was an honour to have won the award, which came as our fifth time winning gold at a national level at these awards. The award follows a successful […]

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Maria Island’s Painted Cliffs & Fossil Cliffs

The Painted Cliffs at Maria Island

Tasmania’s coastline is rugged and spectacular, and there are few places to better appreciate this than Maria Island. With unique and fascinating geology, Maria Island is a top destination for the geologist, whether professional or amateur. But not all of us are fascinated by rocks and the almost incomprehensible spans of time that went into […]

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The Maria Island Walk Featured in ‘8 of Tasmania’s Best Hikes’



Tasmania is the ultimate hiking playground. Australian Traveller have shared their list of 8 of Tasmania’s best hikes, and The Maria Island Walk features. “If you appreciate tranquility, Maria Island ticks all the right boxes” Australian Traveller say “Pristine Maria Island, located off Tasmania’s east coast, is a place of historic ruins, rugged cliffs and mountains, breathtaking […]

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Our Tasmanian Food Trail

Tapas and wine at the Milton Vineyard

Tasmania is synonymous with food. Renowned for its fresh seasonal produce, gourmet cuisine and fine wine, there is no better way to take in this delicious fare than a self-drive exploration of our island state, stopping to sample different areas’ offerings, discovering hidden gems and taking in our breath-taking landscapes along the way. Summer is […]

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Why Hiking Should Be Your New Years Resolution



The end of the year is looming. And not just the end of any year; the end of a DECADE. It seems a bit momentous, and with that feeling comes a vague sensation that perhaps WE should be doing something momentous. The start of a new year can be the perfect time to start creating […]

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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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