3 Day/2 Night Maria Island Walking Tour from  Hobart

Adults from $1349

​If you are looking for a walking holiday in Tasmania you can't go past Maria Island on the east coast of Tasmania.

​If you are looking for a walking holiday in Tasmania you can’t go past Maria Island on the east coast of Tasmania. Mountainous in the interior and surrounded by stretches of beautiful white sandy beaches, aqua waters and limestone cliffs this island is a hidden gem unknown to many. Enjoy the three days Maria Island Walk with your overnight bags carried for the entire journey leaving you free to soak up the spectacular scenery, admire the rich and abundant wildlife and take in the intriguing history. Owner Mark Norek says “Maria Island holds a special place in my heart, I proposed to my wife Vicki on the top of the island’s Bishop & Clerk summit. This island is pure heaven and has everything you would want in a walking holiday including spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and so much natural beauty, it’s one of Tasmania’s little gems that is unknown to many Australians. I’m very passionate about sharing the secret of this magical place with our guests”. Our team is dedicated to providing our guests with an enriching experience and quality and interpretive tours. Our group sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 10 people, we find this delivers a more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.”

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Ticket Room Type Details Price
Adults None
(Min booking: 0, Sleeps: 0)
Off Peak (20 Sept - 1 April) $1349
(Min booking: 0, Sleeps: 0)
Shoulder (1 Nov - 24 Dec) $1449
(Min booking: 0, Sleeps: 0)
Peak (25 Dec - 31 March) $1499


Departures: Regular scheduled tours depart from September to the end of April

3 & 10 Oct 2015

13, 21 & 27 Oct 2015

5, 12, 18 & 17 Dec 2015

2, 8, 15, 22 & 30 Jan 2016

  Start Finish Duration
3 Day/2 Night Maria Island Walking Tour from Hobart 7:00am 5:30pm 3 Days


  • Fully supported walk with your overnight luggage transported every day to each campsite
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Tasmanian wine and beer and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Return transfers from Hobart and Maria Island
  • National Park Fees
  • 1 night accommodation at the Penitentiary, 1 night camping under the stars

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The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Hotel Grand Chancellor


The day starts in Hobart at where you will meet at the Hotel Grand Chancellor at 7.00am for a 7.15am departure.


We enjoy a scenic drive north winding up the coast to Triabunna where we join our boat and cruise across to Maria Island.

Maria Island

The best way to get an understanding of the significance of Maria Island is with our knowledgeable guide.


Take a quick 1 hour walk aking a quick 1 hour walk around Darlington township to reveal the complex and intriguing past of the Island. Learn about the Ghosts, the hardships, the entrepreneurial spirit and sheer tenacity of those whom came to live on the Island before us.

Skipping Ridge

We then start our hike to Skipping Ridge for lunch. Our
Lunch location is one of the best on the East Coast of Tasmania. Perched on Skipping Ridge we’ll enjoy magnificent views of Fossil Bay and Bishop & Clerk.

Bishop and Clerk

After lunch we hike one of the top 10 day walks in Australia. The walk takes you through grasslands, open forest and tall woodland, to the rocky slopes of the summit.


After your guided hike, return to our accommodation in the world heritage township of Darlington where hot showers are available.

Day 2


Painted Cliffs

Today, we stop for morning tea at the famous Painted Cliffs which are stunning patterned and coloured sandstone, carved and moulded by the sea, and bordered by rock pools teeming with marine life.

French Farm

After lunch we travel further south down the Island’s coastline along the way exploring the historical remnants of Frenchs Farm. The farm is the gateway to the south of Maria Island with many points of interest accessible from this point.

Encampment Cove

Finally we head to Encampment Cove via Lesueur Point. The convict ruins at the point commands a wonderful 270 degree plus view of Mercury Passage and the local bays. Arrive at our campsite with walk in tents already erected.

Day 3


Riedle Bay

Today we pass Riedle Bay, a magnificent long, white, empty beach for a swim.

Haunted Bay

We then head towards Haunted Bay, a place usually only visited by those who really want to get away.


After lunch we return to McRae’s Isthmus to join our boat for the cruise back to Triabunna.

Hotel Grand Chancellor


Our tour finishes at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, the end of a remarkable journey.

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