FAQs

Have questions about Maria Island and our experiences?

See our Frequently Asked Questions below.

General FAQ

Will there be phone service?

Service is patchy on the island, if you need to contact someone our guides will have a working phone for you to use.

Where do you pick up from?

We collect guests from central Hobart hotels from 7:30am on Day 1 of the walk. On Day 4 of the walk we offer a scheduled airport transfer at 4:00pm * or transfer guests to their hotel in central Hobart by 5:00pm. *We recommend guests book flights from 6:00pm.

Is this an easy walk?

Guests walk along firm beaches and formed bush tracks and a moderate level of fitness is required. A backpack with all personal gear is carried by each guest throughout the walk. On side trips such as climbing the mountain peaks or walking to Haunted Bay we provide a lighter day pack for you to use.

What’s the weather like?

Maria Island has a mild, temperate climate during walking months and has an average daytime temperature in the 20s and night time 10-15 degrees. As the weather can change and we recommend guests bring everything on our recommended gear list. We can review the 4 day weather forecast on the morning of the departure and leave behind any items considered surplus for storage in the office.

I’m booking this walk solo, is there anything I need to know?

There is a single supplement for this walk, as accommodation throughout the walk is designed for pairs. Single walkers may share with other same gender guests. Single sleeping arrangements can be organised through paying an addition single supplement with the office team at the time of booking.

What’s the accommodation like?

Two nights will be at our beautiful camps where guests enjoy twin share*, comfortable cabins with raised beds, complete with mattresses, sleeping bags and pillows. The camps are environmentally sensitive; with water tanks collecting rain from some of the world’s cleanest air, wash rooms, warm outdoor bush showers and composting toilets. The final night is in historic Bernacchi House; guests enjoy hot showers, fresh linen, recline by wood fires and a piano whilst waiting for the final night’s banquet. *Single walkers may share with other same gender guests. Single sleeping arrangements can be organised through paying an addition single supplement with the office team at the time of booking.

I have dietary requirements, will this be catered for?

For us to plan and cater for your walk we ask guests advise of any specific dietary and health needs. Maria Island is a remote location and your comfort and care is important to us.

Should I get travel insurance?

We recommend that you have appropriate travel insurance when you join our walk. 

What should I wear?

Wearing multiple layers of clothes is recommended for warmth and comfort when walking. Denim is generally not recommended as can become heavy and cold when wet and it does not breathe. Boots with ankle support and good sole tread are recommended, particularly if guests are keen to climb the mountain summits. Boots should be comfortable and worn in. Solid walking shoes with good soles are OK however trainers/runners are generally not recommended. 

I can’t carry a pack, is there a pack free option?

For private groups and selected walk departures, we can arrange to transfer guests gear between each night’s accommodation for an additional fee of $200 per person. In the interest of group harmony, we only operate pack free walks when all guests on a walk are seeking the porter service. Please contact our staff during your initial enquiry and we will endeavour to find you a pack free walk departure.

Is this walk family friendly?

This walk is family friendly, the minimum age on our standard departures is 12 years old, however we are happy to accept younger guests on our designated Family Friendly departures. These departures are available on request by contacting us on 03 6234 2999 or at mariaisland@wildbushluxury.com.au. The walk is the same price for all of our guests, and younger guests must be capable of carrying their own gear. Please note that our packs are adult sized, so if smaller packs are required you will need to bring your own. We serve gourmet, restaurant quality food on the walk, so younger guests should have a mature palette. Our accommodation is all twin-share. If there is an odd number of people in your family, one guest may need to share a room with another single traveller of the same gender, or they can pay a single supplement to guarantee their own room.

Will I see a wombat?

There are plenty of wombats, kangaroos, birds and other wildlife on the island. While we can’t guarantee you will see every species on the island, our guides will help you spot some of the animals inhabiting the island along the walk.

What is included in the price of the walk?

The price of the walk includes transfers from Hobart, twin share accommodation, all meals and drinks, park passes, and use of gear.

About Maria Island

Is there accomodation?

All accommodation is provided on this walk. Two nights will be at our beautiful camps where guests enjoy twin share*, comfortable cabins with raised beds, complete with mattresses, sleeping bags and pillows. The camps are environmentally sensitive; with water tanks collecting rain from some of the world’s cleanest air, wash rooms, warm outdoor bush showers and composting toilets. The final night is in historic Bernacchi House; guests enjoy hot showers, fresh linen, recline by wood fires and a piano whilst waiting for the final night’s banquet.

When is the best time to visit?

Maria Island is beautiful year round, our 4 day walk is available from October to April, when it gets a bit chillier in winter we offer a 3 day walk from June to the end of August.

The Walks

When is the best time to visit and do a walk?

Maria Island is a beautiful place to walk, all year round. It does get colder in winter, so consider your preferences when booking a walk. Our Original 4 day walk is available from 1st October through to 30th April. Our 3 Day Winter Escape is available from 1st June to the 30th August.

Can children do the multi-day walks?

This walk is family friendly, the minimum age on our standard departures is 12 years old, however we are happy to accept younger guests on our designated Family Friendly departures. Adult sized packs are provided to all guests, please bring a smaller pack if you are bringing a young guest that may not be able to carry the adult sized pack. 

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The Maria Island Walk acknowledges the Aboriginal Communities and Traditional Custodians of country throughout Tasmania and we recognise their continued connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging, as we seek to understand their history, and learn from their knowledge.