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The Maria Island Walk 4D3N, Fully Guided

The Maria Island Walk 4D3N, Fully Guided

The Maria Island Walk 4D3N, Fully Guided


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Combining rare wildlife, convict heritage, and elegant accommodation, you'll truly enjoy the multi-award winning Maria Island walk by day and candlelit gourmet dining at night.

Just a few kilometres off Tasmania's east coast, Maria Island is 100% national park with a population 
of just two park rangers and their one car. This World Heritage Listed island is a sanctuary, and a Noah's Ark for rare Tasmanian birds and animals including an introduced population of disease-free Tasmanian devils.

The Maria Island Walk is an adventure led by warm, friendly and knowledgeable local guides.
 The food is fresh and local, the wine is Tasmania's best, and a comfortable bed each night awaits. The walk itself is easy to moderate with options to add challenge as desired.

Guests stay overnight in two delightful wilderness campsites, both a stone's throw away from pristine, white-sand beaches. These beaches are the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine, enjoy a barefoot stroll exploring for rare shells, or a swim in the turquoise waters that grace the island's shores.

On the final night, guests of the Maria Island Walk stay in a heritage house in Darlington, a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled on the northern tip of the island. Once a busting penal settlement with over 600 convicts, Darlington is now home to a medley of well-preserved historical buildings. It's also an excellent place to see wombats!

2020 Departure Dates:
October: 1 (Portered Walk), 2, 9, 11 (Full), 15, 20, 29
November: 1 (Portered Walk), 2, 10 (FULL), 16 (FULL), 19, 27 (Full)
December: 5, 9, 10, 18, 24 (Portered Walk), 26

2021 Departure Dates:
January: 2, 7, 14 (Portered Walk), 18, 23
February: 1, 11, 18, 26 (Portered Walk)
March: 9 (Full), 11 (Portered Walk), 18, 21, 27 (Portered Walk)
April: 1, 8 (Portered Walk)

The walks operates between the months of October to April. If you wish to walk between the months of June to August, we offer a 3 day Maria Island Winter Escape.

The walk is suitable for walkers who can walk 10 - 15 km a day carrying light daypacks of 5-8kg. Participants over 70 require a medical certificate.

This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.

Please contact us for other departure dates. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 


    Iconic Australian Location: You will walk on the famous Maria Island in Tasmania, a natural wildlife sanctuary and off-shore retreat with historic ruins, sweeping bays, dramatic cliffs and plenty of stories to tell. Described as Tasmania's Noah's Ark, Maria Island's pristine untouched beaches, the crystal clear waters of the surrounding Marine Reserve and scenery like the magnificent Mt Maria and Bishop and Clerk peaks will take your breath away. You'll wander through forests of magnificent blue and white gums, some of them over 400 years old and unique to Maria Island. You'll step back in time and walk where convicts and explorers have walked before you. A former limestone quarry at the Fossil Cliffs provides a fascinating close-up look at the many ancient creatures immortalised as fossils in the rocks.

    Walk Back In Time: Maria Island has also been home to explorers, whalers, sealers, convicts, fishermen, farmers and industrialists and their influence on Maria Island is still very visible. World Heritage listed Darlington settlement is beautifully preserved and is one of the best examples of Probation Convicts Settlements in the world.

    Tasmanian Food & Wine: With purest air, cleanest water, cool climate, Tasmania produces world-famous high quality food and wines. You will taste restaurant quality food prepared by your guides supplled by local produce, wineries and boutique beers such as Pigeon Hole Bakery, Wellington Apiary, Hill Street Grocer, Huon Salmon and Ashgrove Cheese.

    Wildlife Conservatory: Maria Island is home to a number of rare unusual animals and birds, some of which are only found in Tasmania. Eleven of the state's twelve endemic species can be seen here, including the endangered forty-spotted pardalote and the rare and unique Cape Barren goose. It's also a hot spot to see wombats, pademelons, Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts wallabies and Tasmanian Devils.
  • Accommodation

    The first two nights are spent in elegant, permanent wilderness camps nestled in behind our own private beaches. The final night is spent in the historic and authentically restored Bernacchi House.

    Wilderness Camps
    The camps are located only moments from the beach, tucked away in the beautiful surrounding forest. They are specially designed to have a small environmental footprint. 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. The bush cabin has polished wooden floors and are connected with boardwalks to the large main dining cabin. Please note there is no power at the wilderness camps.

    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. Bernacchi House has hot showers and fresh linen beds, wood fires, a library, piano and sweeping views of the sunset over Mercury Passage.
  • Food & Wine

    Each night, your guides prepare restaurant quality meals and serve a three course, candlelit dinner under the stars complimented by award winning Tasmanian wines from vineyards like Cape Bernier, Springvale and Bream Creek and local beers. Bon appétit.
  • what's included

    - Expert guided four-day-three-night walking journey on the Maria Island
    - Discover unique wildlife
    - Three nights' accommodation on a twin share basis
    - Three meals every night with local beers and wines
    - Maximum is 10 guests accompanied by 2 guides

    Other Activities at Additional Charges:
    - Fishing (Wild Abalone, Oyster, Sea Urchin, Southern Rock Lobster, Salmon)
    - Visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
    - Staying at Saffire Freycinet
    - Helicopter viewing wineglass bay
    - Wildlife 4WD conservatory
    - Visiting Bruny Island or Tasman Island
    - Wildness Cruise discovering sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds
  • DAY 1

  • DAY 2

  • DAY 3

  • DAY 4

  • What's included

    - Transfers between Hobart and Maria Island
    - 3 nights twin-share accommodation
    - Meals and wine
    - Two professional guides
    - National Park entry fees
    - Backpacks, sleeping bag liners, pillow cases, head torches and waterproof jackets are available from the office on day one for use on the trip at no additional charge.
  • walk distance

    Day1: Approximately 8 km, 4 hours
    Day 2: Approximately 13 km, 6-7 hours
    Day 3: Approximately 9-17 km, 5-8 hours
    Day 4: Approximately 4 km, 2 hours

    Total: Approximately 34-42km

    walking grade
  • Getting There

    - The departure point is Hobart Tas
    - Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Hobart

    Private road & charter flight transfers can be arranged for you. Contact us for your bespoke transfer arrangements.
  • Weather and Climate

    Tasmania has a cool temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Summer lasts from December to February when the average maximum sea temperature is 21 °C. On land, maximum temperatures average 20 °C to 24 °C along the coast and in the lowlands, such as around Launceston.

    maria island temperature

    (Data sourced from Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Units = °C)
  • Other Information

    Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

    Payment Detail
    All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

    A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

    Single Supplement
    All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

    General Cancellation Policies
    - Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
    - Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
    - No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
    - We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

    Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

    The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

    Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

    Child Policy
    Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

    Changes to Itineraries
    Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

    Changes in Prices
    While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

    Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
    You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

    Cancellation by The Tour Operator
    The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

    Force Majeure
    'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

    In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

    For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

    Travel Insurance
    In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.
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    reviews We were planning to walk the Cradle Mountain, but left too late and couldn't book. The customer service girl recommended us to do this walk as we wanted wilderness, some cliffs, and good food and wine...And this walk did all for us! We saw a lot wild animals along the track. Loved the dinner with candles. A great walk to immerse the nature.
    Review by Cathy & Sam / (Posted on 7/11/2017)
Product Code: EAUTASMI04