Maria Island Day Tour

Tours Tasmania - Hobart

Port Arthur Tour

Cost:

A$0 (2 Passengers)

Duration:

1 Day

Minimum Passengers:

2

Maximum Passengers:

Valid for 01APR19-31MAR21:20

Departure Days:


01APR-30APR: Tuesday and Thursday.
01MAY-30NOV: No operating.
01DEC-31MAR: Monday and Thursday except 25-26DEC, 01JAN.

Departure Time:

7.00am - 7.30am - Departure time may vary due to Ferry departure times

Departure Point:

Hobart

Pickup:

Hobart Hotel

Dropoff:

Hobart Hotel

Not Included:


Meals

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Cost:

A$0 (2 Passengers)

Inclusions:


- National Park entrance fee.
- Return ferry crossing fee
- Professional guides and interpretive walks
- Central Hobart Hotel and Backpacker Hostel pick up and drop off

What to Bring:

Itinerary:


Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:
Tour Description Step back in time, slow down and enjoy a big day out on this island National Park. Maria Island has a diverse range of highlights including convict history, spectacular coastal cliffs and deserted beaches. Access to the island is by Ferry for foot passengers only (no cars on this island). Bring comfortable walking shoes ready to stretch your legs and explore this island paradise. Just one hour's drive from Hobart to the ferry and 45 minutes across the water, brings us to Maria Island - a stunning island National Park. It is rich in local wildlife, amazing scenery and world heritage convict history. We enjoy a series of moderate walks exploring the beautiful Painted Cliffs, the dramatic Fossil Cliffs and the remarkable Darlington World Heritage convict site. With no cars on the island the area is peaceful, beautiful, the pace is slow and relaxed, and the beaches are perfect for summer swimming. This is a tour for active travellers who are keen to walk and enjoy this unique island. Setting out on foot we have 2 main walking trails for the day, covering a total distance of almost 10 kilometers. Both of our walks are categorised as Great Short Walks of Tasmania. The Painted Cliffs Walk at Hopground Beach feature the beautifully patterned sandstone cliffs. The Fossil Cliffs walk, takes us along to amazing cliffs that drop sheer into the ocean. It offers a fascinating insight into the past environments of Maria Island along with expansive views of the Freycinet Peninsula. Have an opportunity to swim, photograph and soak up the island life as Maria works its magic on you. Maria Island is a National Park so we are exposed to all that nature will offer on the day, so please come prepared. The island is a haven for abundant wildlife, it is one of Tasmania's bird watching hot spots. Wombats can also be seen around the island, as well as Pademelons, Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts wallabies and Tasmanian Devils. Even the ferry ride is part of the highlights of the day, the waters we cross are also abundant in sea life, we keep our eyes peeled for dolphins, seals and penguins along the way. Join us on this day of discovery rich in environmental and cultural history. Highlights.

Child Policy:

Valid for 01APR19-31MAR21:
Child: 0-7 years - not catered for.

Important Information:


Maria Island is a special, beautiful and wild island National Park accessible by boat.
There are no cars, shops 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. 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 6 hours, with
around 10 km's of walking trails to explore. 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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