A truly remarkable place in Australia, Maria Island, Tasmania, a walk not to be missed.
Maria Island is a short boat ride from Triabunna, on Tasmania’s east coast near Hobart. The island has a Mediterranean-style climate and a varied landscape that includes rugged coastline, untouched beaches, striking mountains, 15 forest communities and diverse geology. As a national park, it is home to wallabies, wombats, kangaroos, fairy penguins, the world’s second rarest goose – the Cape Barren goose – and several other rare and unusual bird species, including 11 of the 12 endemic Tasmanian species. The surrounding waters harbour diverse marine life such as dolphins and whales on their migration path to the Antarctic. The island is 11,550 hectares, 19.3 km long and 13 km wide and is just a few hours from Hobart.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Hobart – Australia|
|DEPARTURE DATES||Daily departures between 01 October – 30 April|
|DURATION||4 days/3 nights|
|PRICES per person|
2018/19 season AU$2500 twin share rate (1 OCt-25 Dec)
AU$2550 twin share rate (26 Dec-30 Apr)
2019/20 season AU$2550 twin share rate (1 OCt-25 Dec)
AU$2600 twin share rate (26 Dec-30 Apr)
Single supplement AU$1900
|GROUP SIZE||4-10 Guests|
Hobart – Mercury Passage – Shoal Bay
‘The first steps… – You arrive at the historic coastal town of Triabunna. Our boat will take you 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. That evening, after a fine 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. (Distance 8 kms).
Riedle Bay – Point Lesueur – Bloodstone Point
‘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. 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. Can it get any better than this? (Distance 13 kms).
Hopgrounds Beach – Mt. Maria
‘Into the heart, up to the heights. – Today you head inland to the heart of the Island and discover the rich greens of the grand forests. You’ll wander through the planet’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 700metres climb through rare “cloud” rainforests. As you can imagine, the views are simply breathtaking. That evening you arrive at the fascinating world heritage settlement of Darlington where you’ll stay at the elegant colonial Bernacchi House and enjoy a final night banquet with fine wine and conversation. Another day that’s given you plenty to dream about. (Distance 9-17 kms).
Darlington – Hobart
‘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 and Hobart taking with you incredible memories and stories of an amazing four days spent in a very special place. Memories, stories and new friends that will last a lifetime. (Distance 4 kms)
How to Book
To ensure your place on this exciting adventure, please contact us to reserve a place 02 6355 2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org, then complete the Adventure Associates Booking Form and return to us with your AUD 500 per person deposit.
|Deposit required per person:||AU$500 per person|
|Balance due:||75 days prior to departure|
|If booking within 74 days of departure:||Full payment must be made.|
Reservations are established when you receive written confirmation and acceptance of the deposit and Booking Form. Travel insurance is strongly recommended at the time of booking.
Cancellations must be advised in writing to Adventure Associates. Cancellation charges are subject to regulations of airlines, coach and tour operators, hotels and other principals involved. If it is necessary to cancel your arrangements, the following non-refundable charges will apply.
|More than 100 days prior to departure||AUD 250 per person|
|Between 99 and 75 days prior to departure||Full loss of deposit per person|
|Between 74 and 31 days prior to departure||75% of tour cost per person|
|On or within 30 days prior to departure||No Refund|
If the cancellation charge is more than your advance payment you remain liable for the difference. For these and other reasons mentioned above you are strongly recommended to take out Travel Insurance. Once the Land Tour has departed there will be no refund for any unused portions of the trip.