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From Hobart: Maria Island National Park Active Full-Day Tour21 Reviews
Spend the day exploring a remote, rugged and remarkable island via a network of walking trails. No cars, no roads and wombats galore!
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- Immerse yourself in the greenery and walking trails of Maria Island
- Wander amongst the rock formations at the Painted Cliffs and Fossil Cliffs
- Explore the buildings of Darlington, a UNESCO World Heritage convict site
- Marvel at exposed fossils and discover their geological history
- Be amazed at the abundant wildlife enjoying life on the island
DescriptionIt’s hard to put the magic of Maria Island into words. Just an hour’s drive east from Hobart plus a 30 minute ferry ride, this otherworldly island keeps its own time, far from the demands of modern life. As soon as you step off the boat you’ll notice the quietness, the wildness, the sense of history. There are no vehicles here but plenty of traffic; Maria Island island is home to vast numbers of wombats, wallabies, Cape Barren Geese and Tasmanian Devils that wander all over the place. Explore the world heritage listed Darlington settlement, a beautifully preserved probational convict camp that’s considered the best in the world. Walk with us to the Painted Cliffs, an easy 4.5km round trip, seeing surreal and colourful sandstone formations up close. And we finish with the Fossil Cliffs walk, another easy 4.5km circuit, traversing the western side of the island over windswept hills and cliffs of 300 million year old fossils. Along the way there’s plenty of space to play in the rockpools, relax on the beach, spot local wildlife and take photos of the stunning scenery, proving it wasn’t all just a dream.
IncludesNational Park entrance fee Return ferry crossing fee Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides Informative tours and guided walks A small group limit of 20 people per tour
- Please note, this tour is active and involves walking. Although most of the walks are classified as easy, a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential
- Minimum age to participate in the tour is 8 years. There is no maximum age provided all participants have a sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness and mobility
- Minimum numbers apply
- There are no shops on Maria Island and limited drinking water so please bring enough food and water for the day. There will be a brief stop on the way to the ferry for some last minute snack purchases, and usually a chance to buy food on the return trip to Hobart. As you will be carrying everything you need for the day, please ensure you have a comfortable backpack • Please check the weather forecast before the tour and come prepared. Pack sun and rain protection, wear layers of clothing suitable for warm and cold conditions, and wear comfortable walking shoes, boots, or runners