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Sustainability

Conservation on Maria Island

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. As an EcoStar Accredited business, we have also gained the Quality Tourism Accreditation, through proven commitment to environmental sustainability. Read more below about some of our sustainability and conservation initiatives.

Current Initiatives

Maria Island

  • The Quality Tourism Accredited Business, gained through proven commitment to environmental sustainability
  • EcoStar Accredited Business
  • Australian Wildlife Journeys – 1 of just 14 exceptional wildlife experiences chosen by Tourism Australia and recognised for conservation efforts.
  • Over $450k contributed to the upkeep and restoration of the historic Bernacchi House
  • Excellent record in waste management – less than one bag on each 4 day walk (12 pax), with all organic waste composted.
  • Beach litter collected on each trip, quests encouraged to contribute.
  • Low water usage, average 8L of water/person/night. All water is treated on site.
  • Almost entirely energy neutral, with solar panels powering lighting, fridges and fans.
  • Partnered with local scout groups to plant trees for endangered swift parrots, donating $10,000 to the Tasmanian Land Conservancy.
  • ‘Keep Cups’ and 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.
  • Partnered with PWS to re-plant colonial-era heritage trees at Darlington, with over 800 trees planted at the headland, working against erosion and topsoil loss.

Explore Maria Island

Experience our multi-award winning guided walk on Maria Island, Wukaluwikiwaynaa Country, off the east coast of Tasmania. Expert guiding, abundant wildlife, convict tales, comfortable accommodation and local Tasmanian fare come together to bring you one of Australia’s Great Walks. Join us.

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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.