The award-winning Maria Island Walk on the East Coast of Tasmania combines 4 days of walking through a world-heritage listed national park with comfortable eco accommodation and Tasmanian food and wine


The award-winning Maria Island Walk on the East Coast of Tasmania combines 4 days of walking through a world-heritage listed national park with comfortable eco accommodation and Tasmanian food and wine. Rare wildlife, beautiful scenery and an interesting history add to the experience, with your walk shared with a small group of only 10 guests with two professional guides. The beaches on Maria Island are pristine and plentiful, so an afternoon dip is a popular option, and a typical day ends with a three-course meal under the stars with Tasmanian wines.

Beautiful beaches Maria Island
Day2 Candlelit dining Maria Island Walk
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2Rates & Inclusions
Rates & Inclusions

Pricing is based on standard walk departures (twin share); limited departures with a porter service are available from $3350 pp (twin share)

  • Two nights in eco-cabins at exclusive beach camps
  • One night at Bernacchi House
  • All food and Tasmanian wines with dinner
  • Four days of guided walking
  • Return ground transfers from Hobart and boat transfers to/from Maria Island
  • Backpack and gear

Single occupancy and single share options are available - enquire for details. Portered walks offer a pack-free experience. Limited departures per season.

3Location & Access
Location & Access

Commences in Hobart and returns to Hobart; private transfers from Triabunna can also be arranged

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1

You set off from Hobart this morning arriving at the coastal town of Triabunna for the boat ride across Mercury Passage to Maria Island. Arriving at the isthmus, you’ll disembark on a pristine remote beach where lunch is enjoyed overlooking the crystal waters of Shoal Bay. After lunch, guests walk the peaceful stretch of coast to Casuarina Beach camp from where you can explore the trail through tall eucalyptus forest down to the spectacular Haunted Bay. This evening enjoy a three course candlelight dinner with Tasmanian wine before a comfortable night in your eco cabin listening to the sounds of the bush. Total walk time today is 8 km.

Included: L - D

Beautiful beaches Maria Island

Day 2

Wake up to the sound of wattle birds and watch the sun sparkling through the forest from the comfort of your bed. After breakfast at camp, you’ll enjoy 13 km of walking today taking in five beautiful beaches. Spot dolphins playing in the surf and watch the sea eagles passing overhead. After a relaxing day with lunch on the trail, you’ll arrive into White Gums camp late afternoon in time for a swim at the secluded camp beach. Another dinner under the stars showcasing Tasmanian produce awaits tonight.

Included: B - L - D

Day2 Candlelit dining Maria Island Walk

Day 3

Known by guests as ‘mountain day’, guided hikes to the peaks of Mt Maria or Bishop and Clerk are a highlight of the Maria Island Walk. After breakfast, your guides will lead you inland to the rich green forests that house the world’s largest stand of giant Tasmanian blue gums. Walking can range from 9 to 17 km today, with guests able to choose whether to climb Mt Maria or Bishop and Clerk. If you have the stamina, we highly recommend the latter with a 700 metre ascent through rare cloud rainforests a highlight of the summit walk. The views from the top are just reward for your effort. This evening arrive into the World Heritage listed settlement of Darlington and enjoy a final evening of food and wine at historic Bernacchi House.

Included: B - L - D

Day3 Top of Bishop and Clerk by Luke Tscharke

Day 4

Your final morning begins with a delicious breakfast followed by a walk around the northern cape of Maria Island. Passing through woodlands and forests, you’ll continue on to the dramatic sea cliffs of Fossil Bay and then view the fossils at Fossil Cliffs. A farewell lunch is enjoyed in Darlington before boarding the boat back to Triabunna. Onward transfers are included from here to Hobart or with Walk into Luxury through to Saffire Freycinet.

Maria Island Walk-Fossil-Bay
6Season & Departure Dates
Season & Departure Dates

October to April

Select departure times

Departure Date
Return Date
Price (per person)
07 October, 2024
10 October, 2024
10 October, 2024
13 October, 2024
14 October, 2024
17 October, 2024
17 October, 2024
20 October, 2024
21 October, 2024
24 October, 2024
24 October, 2024
27 October, 2024
The guides are incredibly knowledgeable and such wonderful chefs; they bend over backwards to make your trip a memorable one. At the end of each day you sleep surrounded by the sounds of nature
Maria Island Walk, May 2020