From Triabunna: Maria Island Cruise & Guided Walk with Lunch

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Explore Maria Island and the Ile Des Phoques, or the Island of Seals, on a guided cruise. Spot wombats, dolphins, fur seals, and more. Take a guided tour of the historic Darlington convict penal site.


  • Admire the famous scenery and geology of Maria Island with knowledgeable guides
  • View iconic Australian wildlife such as wombats, kangaroos, seals, and dolphins
  • Explore the towering sea caves and impressive waterfalls at Maria Island
  • Enjoy lunch while on board the boat in the pristine waters around Maria Island
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed penal settlement at Darlington Probation Station


Embark on an immersive and educational guided tour of Maria Island National Park and the Ile Des Phoques Nature Reserve. Enjoy a scenic cruise with lunch in a remote bay, a guided walk among historic buildings, and a visit to Maria Island to spot wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, and Cape Barren geese. After departing Triabunna, see fascinating geological sites, mountain-fed waterfalls, secluded bays, sea caves, and white beaches on your way to the Fossil and Painted Cliffs. Enjoy expert commentary from the crew as you cruise to Maria Island's isthmus for a lunch stop on the anchored boat.  Take in the views of Maria Island, the cliffs, waterfalls, limestone sea caves, cliff-top stalactites, and mountains. On the way to the remarkable granite island, Island of Seals, see if you can spot albatrosses, dolphins, fur seals, and whales. Swim and dive alongside the island’s marine life. Dock at Darlington in the afternoon. Stretch your legs and enjoy a guided tour through Darlington’s collection of preserved buildings that once belonged to the convict population. Learn about the town’s remarkable history and come face-to-face with Maria Island’s resident wombats.  If history is not for you, then simply soak up the sun on Darlington’s white sandy beach or swim and snorkel in the waters of Maria Island’s marine reserve.


Guided cruise Time to explore Maria Island Guided tour of Darlington Convict Station Driver/guide A selection of cakes Water, soda, juice, coffee, tea, plus local wine and beer Salad bowl (choose from meat, vegetarian, and vegan options)

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