Original
4 Day Walk

One of the Great Walks of Tasmania

Experience our multi-award winning guided walk on Maria Island, a national park off the east coast of Tasmania. A delightful blend of rare wildlife, breathtaking scenery, world heritage listed convict history and a comfortable place to rest at the end of the day.

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Pricing

Rates are valid 1 June 2022 to 30 April 2023. All rates are in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST (Goods and Services Tax).

Family friendly and pack-free options are available.

4 Day/3 Night Original Walk

1st October 2022 - 25th December 2022
$2,700
Per person
  • Return transfers from hobart
  • Three nights accommodation; Including two nights in our private wilderness camps and one night in Bernacchi house
  • Full board meals including alcoholic beverages and trail snacks 
  • National Parks pass
  • The entire experience fully hosted and expertly guided
  • Additionally, guests will be provided with a 50L pack, waterproof jacket, sleeping bag liner, pillowcase and head torch. 

4 Day/3 Night Original Walk

26th December 2022 - 30th April 2022
$2,850
Per person
  • Return transfers from hobart
  • Three nights accommodation; Including two nights in our private wilderness camps and one night in Bernacchi house
  • Full board meals including alcoholic beverages and trail snacks 
  • National Parks pass
  • The entire experience fully hosted and expertly guided
  • Additionally, guests will be provided with a 50L pack, waterproof jacket, sleeping bag liner, pillowcase and head torch. 
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For Single Travellers

Sleeping accommodation is based on twin share (single beds) and single travellers may be required to share accommodation with another single walker of the same gender.
For guests who prefer not to share a room, there is a single supplement payable.

Single Supplement

Original Walk guests departing
1st October 2022 - 25th December 2022
$2,000
Per person

Single Supplement

Original Walk guests departing
26th December 2022 - 30th April 2022
$2,100
Per person

Portered Walks

On normal walks, guests carry their own packs which weigh approximately 6-8kg. We operate a limited number of portered walks per season, where guests carry a small day pack and their main packs are transported between each night’s accommodation. The porter service is only available on select, dedicated departures and can be requested on private walks, subject to availability. 

We recommend this option for guests who cannot carry a pack due to injury or age.

  • The porter service is an additional $300pp, which is non-commissionable.

The Itinerary

We collect you in Hobart and take you to our city base where you’ll meet the guides, other guests, collect your light packs and be given a briefing.  Then the adventure begins exploring the magnificence of Maria island, staying in our exclusive wilderness camps and enjoying candlelit gourmet dinners at night under the stars.

Day 1

Arrive at Triabunna...

Day 2

Through forests and beaches...

Day 3

Discover the heart of the island...

Day 4

Discover the north...

Day 1

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Distance: 8km

You arrive at the historic coastal town of Triabunna. Our boat will take you to Maria Island 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 Tasmanian 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.

Day 2

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Distance: 13km

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. This is one of the truly great guided walks of Australia! 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? Day 3 awaits.

Day 3

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Distance: 9 – 17km

Today our Tasmanian Walking Guides will take you inland to the heart of the Island to discover the rich greens of the grand forests. You’ll wander through the world’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 700 metres climb through rare “cloud” rain forests. As you can imagine, the views are simply breathtaking. That evening you arrive at Tasmanian’s fascinating World Heritage listed 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.

Day 4

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Distance: 4km

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 Tasmania and Hobart taking with you incredible memories and stories of an amazing four days, walking in Tasmania, spent in a very special place.

Memories, stories and new friends that will last a lifetime.

Meet Our Guides

Our guides are considered to be the best in the industry, chosen for their love of Maria Island and warm personalities. Our guides will make sure your experience is unforgettable.

Accommodation

After a day of walking, you will relax in comfortable, elegant accommodation. The first two nights are in beautiful wilderness camps and the last night we stay in the historic Bernacchi House in the UNESCO world heritage listed settlement of Darlington. Our accommodation is provided exclusively for our guests and allows you to feel completely immersed in the wilderness and history of Maria Island

Exclusive Wilderness Camp

This isn’t camping as you know it. Our African safari style wilderness camps are located only moments from stunning beaches, tucked away in the beautiful surrounding forest. They are specially designed to have a small environmental footprint with bush showers and clean composting toilets. You’ll fall asleep in a comfortable bed in your own bush cabin to the sound of waves gently lapping nearby and wake to the sound of birds in the forest.
A beautiful experience on its own.

Bernacchi House

The last night on Maria Island is another memory you’ll cherish. You’ll be staying in the beautifully restored Bernacchi House at Darlington, a rare, heritage listed house dating back to 1880. Enjoy hot showers with beautiful bath products and relax in front of the fire with your new friends. The front verandah is a great place to spot Tasmanian devils at sunset. After a final night’s banquet take a stroll on to the veranda and marvel at the millions of stars and the fragrance of the lavender garden below.

Then it’s off to bed to dream about an experience you’ve had that will last a lifetime.

Food & Wine

Our guests often say the food is a highlight of their trip. After a day of walking you can relax with a three-course gourmet, restaurant quality meal enjoyed by candlelight under the stars with your new group of friends. We toast another wonderful day on Maria Island with award winning Tasmanian wines from local family owned vineyards like Cape Bernier, Springvale and Bream Creek, or choose one of our delicious local beers. Your skilled guides will prepare all your meals made with beautiful, local Tasmanian produce. Take your time and enjoy leisurely cooked breakfasts, then feast on lunch in stunning locations.
Tasmania’s local produce, wineries and boutique beers are world famous and we use the freshest of produce from local suppliers.

What They’re Saying

I have felt so energized ever since Maria Island and would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you for such a sublime, relaxing, uplifting experience.

Samantha EnglishGuest

We had a great group - fun, outgoing, adventurous, laid back and great company. The trip was flawlessly organised and the walks and scenery just so beautiful.

Jane RothschildGuest

It was one of our best holidays ever. It was TRULY amazing. The accommodation was 10/10 (the outdoor facility was so much better than we expected).

Vanessa Angrove-RogersGuest

I absolutely loved my Maria Island Walk and so many friends I have told about it have it on their bucket lists. I have amazing photos and memories, and this really was four days that will last a lifetime. Thank you!

Kellie LondreganGuest

Two of the best guides I have come across through my travels in Australia and internationally.

Hans van HaalenGuest

Join us on Maria Island for four days that will last a lifetime

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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.