1 Day Maria Island National Park Tour

    Maria Island is a special place, rewarding those that visit with World Heritage convict history, abundant wildlife, spectacular coastal cliffs and deserted beaches.

    Boasting a diverse range of highlights, our active Maria Island day tour takes it all in.

    Enjoy our Maria Island day trip from Hobart. A short ferry ride and you are straight onto a unique island National Park. Maria Island has been described as a Noah’s Ark for Tasmanian wildlife, this tour day is the best tour for enjoying our unique wildlife in their habitat. With spectacular scenery and a fascinating history, this is a not to be missed day of adventure.

    The best way to see Tasmania’s natural beauty and native wildlife on this full-day tour to Maria Island National Park.

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    Maria Island National Park Active Day Tour

    Child( 8 - 15 ) From $160
    Adult( 16 - 99 ) From $170
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      Maria Island National Park

      It’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.

      What To Bring
      Booking Info
      •  Explore Maria Island National Park (5 – 6hrs)
      • Walk to the amazing “Painted Cliffs” and wander amongst the unusual rock formation
      •  Enjoy spectacular views as we walk to the “Fossil Cliffs”
      • Explore and discover the geological history among the exposed fossils
      • Discover the convict history at the Darlington World Heritage convict site
      • Be amazed at the abundant wildlife enjoying life on their extraordinary island
      • Sensible shoes for walking
      • A variety of warm clothing, beanie/hat/gloves
      • Weatherproof jacket if possible
      • Hat/Sunscreen
      • Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day)
      • Camera
      • Sense of adventure
      • Suitable for children over 8 years old.
      • Our tours are designed as full active days of fast-paced travel, we are also at times exposed to the outdoor conditions of the day.
      • On all tours, we offer a central city hotel or backpacker hostel pick up.
      • We do not offer a pick up from residential addresses or from Air BnB accommodation.
      • We operate small group Active Day Tours using Toyota Commuter and Toyota Coaster vehicles. These seat maximum passengers of 13 or 20 respectively.
      What time does the tour start?

      All our tours are scheduled to depart the city at 7.30am. Our first pick up is normally at 7.00am. Your pick up time will be confirmed at the time of booking depending on your hotel or hostel location.

      Are any meals included?

      We do not supply lunch, snacks or beverages on our tours but we do stop along the way for you to purchase food to suit your budget and taste. This is usually a Bakery style stop in a regional town along the way to the main destination for the day. You will then be able to enjoy a lunch break during the tour day, usually somewhere scenic and suitable for a rest stop.

      How much luggage can I bring?

      As we operate small group Active Day Tours, our tour vehicles are not equipped to handle excess luggage. On our Active Day Tours we expect that each traveller will have a day pack only to store your daily essentials such as drinks, jackets and sunscreen while on tour for the day. No other luggage is able to be carried on our day tours. If you are moving hotels or have onwards travels you will need to ensure this is stored for the day at your hotel/accommodation prior to boarding the tour bus. If you attend a tour with luggage without consultation with our Reservations Team prior to travel, you may be refused entry to the tour vehicle

      Maria Island

      Maria Island is a special, beautiful, and wild island National Park accessible by boat. There are no cars, shops, charging stations for devices etc. on the island. Facilities are limited. Please ensure you are able to carry everything you will need for the day. You will need a day pack to carry warm clothing as necessary. A jacket suitable for walking in light rain conditions. Equally, you will need adequate sun protection should it be a warm sunny day. Please ensure you have a large water bottle. You will have an opportunity to purchase lunch/sandwiches in the morning but we recommend you buy your snacks prior to the day if you prefer a wider choice or have special dietary requirements to consider. Please ensure you wear comfortable footwear for walking. The walking on Maria Island is graded as easy walking. However, we are on the island for around 5-6 hours, with potential to walk 10 kilometres of walking trails. Please ensure your clothing and footwear is adequate for this type of activity in the great outdoors. There is time to swim and relax should you choose to.


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