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At Maria Island, conservation of the natural environment is at the heart of everything we do. Our guides and staff are expertly trained in navigating and guiding the walk in a way that minimises any harm to the landscape, and promote sustainability throughout the walk.

We are proud to commit to decarbonise our operations. With the support of ERC Australia, we’re making it even easier for our valued consumers and stakeholders to get a closer look at our emissions reduction plan  here

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Current Initiatives

  • Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business via the Quality Tourism Accredited Business, gained through proven commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • EcoStar Accredited Business  (via the Quality Tourism Accredited Business, gained through proven commitment to environmental sustainability).
  • Australian Wildlife Journeys – 1 of just 14 exceptional wildlife experiences chosen by Tourism Australia and recognised for conservation efforts.
  • Proudly committed to decarbonise our operations with the support of ERC Australia. Our emissions reduction plan is here.
  • Over $450k contributed to the upkeep and restoration of the historic Bernacchi House in Darlington on Maria Island.
  • Excellent record in waste management – less than one bag on each 4 day walk (12 pax)
  • All recycling separated
  • All all organic waste composted
  • Minimise water usage, average 8L of water/person/night. All water is collected on site.
  • Almost entirely energy neutral, with all operations on Maria Island 100% solar energy, powering lighting, fridges and fans.
  • Partnered with local scout groups to plant trees to stabilize headland at Fourmile Beach with over 800 trees planted at the headland, working against erosion and topsoil loss.
  • Donated $10,000 to the Tasmanian Land Conservancy to go towards habitat protection for the 40 Spotted Pardalote
  • Beach litter collected on each trip, with guests encouraged to contribute. Data collated and shared with Tangaroa Blue (Australian Marine Debris Initiative).
  • Reusable water bottles given to guests to avoid single-use items.
  • Educate guests on minimum impact walking practices, and protecting against root rot disease Phytopthora.
  • Sponsoring Raptor Refuge and supporting their efforts is rehabilitating injured raptors.
  • Partnered with PWS to re-plant colonial-era heritage trees at Darlington.

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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 and present, as we seek to understand their history and learn from their knowledge.