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The Maria Island Walk

Tasmania

Maria Island Walk

Expert guiding, abundant wildlife, convict tales, comfortable accommodation and local Tasmanian fare come together to bring you one of Australia’s Great Walks.

This spectacular walk is located on Maria Island, a National Park situated just off the east coast of Tasmania. It’s tranquility combined with its natural beauty, rare wildlife and fascinating history makes it a unique and special place.

Maria Island has hosted over 1,300 walks over 19 seasons and received eight National Tourism Awards. It’s recognised as one of Australia’s outstanding walk experiences.

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The Maria Island ‘Original’ 4-day walk

Experience our multi-award-winning guided walk on Maria Island, a national park off the east coast of Tasmania. A delightful blend of rare wildlife, breathtaking scenery, world heritage listed convict history and a comfortable place to rest at the end of the day.

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Winter Escape 3-day walk

Winter is a beautiful time to visit Maria Island. There are almost no other people on the island, leaving you feeling like you have the whole island to yourselves to explore. Experience Maria Island at its most tranquil with the sheltered, mostly sunny east coast serving as the perfect winter getaway.

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The destination

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. At the Fossils Cliffs you’ll see shellfish fossil beds unlike any other in the world.

Maria Island is also famous for its abundance of wildlife being home to rare and endangered species like the Swift Parrot and Cape Barron Goose and of course, the Tasmanian Devil.