Women’s Maria Island Walking Tour – 1 APR 2021

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6 DAYS | 5 NIGHTS | 1 APR – 6 APR 2021

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WA | Women’s Maria Island Walking Tour (Paredarerme)

Join our Wise Women Walking Easter experience as we immerse ourselves into nature on the Maria Island Walk.

In this fully supported multi day walking adventure, we stay in beautiful accommodation and under the stars in wilderness glamp sites with wine and gourmet meals each night.

We share with you spectacular coastline, incredible views, white sandy beaches, wombats and more.

Bring your comfortable walking boots and an adventurous spirit for this unique and iconic island trail.

Small group guided walking tour with gourmet meals, wilderness glamping and nature immersion.

  • Date:1/4/21 – 6/4/21
  • Destination: Maria Island TAS
  • Type: Wise Women Walking Trip
  • Group Size: Max 10
  • Investment: $3899 inc GST per person
  • 5% Discount for WWW Gold and Silver Members JOIN HERE

Fitness Requirement

  • A good level of fitness is required to walk on the trails on this trip.
  • We will be walking with a 50 litre pack (supplied) carrying up to 8kg.
  • You should be able to walk on a variety of surfaces: steep trails, rocky headlands, uneven terrain and soft sand.
  • Our longest walking day is 17km (shorter option available) and we walk 4 consecutive days on this adventure.

Images supplied by Maria Island Walk

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive Hobart

Arrive into Hobart today at anytime.  We will have a briefing at our hotel at 6pm with details on our pick up time and walk notes for the following day.  Join us for a welcome dinner this evening at a nearby local eatery.

Day 2 | Maria Island (8km)

We enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast this morning at our hotel before taking our private transfer to the historic coastal town of Triabunna.  From here we take a short boat cruise across Mercury Passage to Maria Island where our adventure begins!  We set off on foot with lunch along the way overlooking Shoal Bay.  Our Casuarina campsite awaits us and this afternoon we explore the trails through eucalypt forest to Haunted Bay. Be prepared for a gourmet dinner this evening with local wines and a chance to take time out on the beach and reflect on a fun-filled first day.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, Dinner with Wine

Distance: 8km

Day 3 | Maria Island (13km)

Imagine sunrise amongst the forest trees this morning as your day in nature begins.  After a hearty breakfast, today we walk along five stunning beaches.  Be on the lookout for dolphins, sea birds and marine life at the shore.  Tonight’s glamp site at White Gums camp will be reached in time for a relaxing afternoon swim and candlelit gourmet dinner with wine.

Distance: 13 kms

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, Dinner with Wine

Day 4 | Maria Island (9-17km)

Today is your chance to take on the challenge of climbing the peak of Mt Maria or Bishop and Clerk. These walks will take you inland and to the heart of the island via divine green forests.  It’s a 700 metres climb through rare “cloud” rain forests and with views that make the climb worth every step.   Our final night on the island allows us to stay in beautiful Bernacci House in World Heritage Listed settlement of Darlington. A delicious banquet awaits with wine and wonderful company.

Distance: 9-17 kms

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, Dinner with Wine

Day 5 | Maria Island (4km)

The final day begins with a delicious breakfast followed by a walk around the northern tip of Maria Island. The walk takes you through a variety of spectacular woodlands and forests with rare endemic birds, wallabies and wombats on show. You continue on to the dramatic sea cliffs of Fossil Bay and then head down to the remarkable fossils at Fossil Cliffs. Arriving back at Darlington we enjoy a celebratory farewell lunch before boarding the boat to go back to the mainland Tasmania and Hobart taking with you incredible memories and stories of an amazing four days, walking in Tasmania, spent in a very special place.

Distance: 4 kms

Meals Included: Breakfast, Trail Snacks, Celebration Lunch

Day 6 | Hobart

Our tour concludes after breakfast today.  You can extend your stay in Tasmania or we can assist you with a transfer to the airport.

Please contact us before booking flights.

Important Info

  • Read terms and conditions before booking
  • Note we use a local operator for this tour and their terms and conditions also apply with this booking, these will be provided to you at time of booking
  • Itinerary and price subject to change at any time
  • Travel Insurance is recommended – click here for a quote from Covermore
  • Twin share rooming applies – single rooms are not available while on Maria Island – single supplement for Hobart stay only $350
  • Private transport between Hobart and the walk location is included
  • Please contact us before booking flights

Gear you will need:

  • Walking boots (sneakers/trainers not recommended)
  • Water bottle/hydration kit
  • Personal medications
  • Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly – consider merino/synthetic clothing
  • Sun/weather protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream
  • Insect repellent
  • Sleeping attire
  • Walking poles (optional)
  • Note a full packing list is provided to guests as some gear is provided as part of Maria Island Walk including rain jacket, 50 litre backpack, sleeping bag liner, headtorch

A minimum of 8 travellers are required for this trip to depart.

Inclusions

Travel

Comfortable private transport, ferry cruise, airport transfers in Hobart

Meals

All meals as per the itinerary

B x 5 | L x 4 | D x 4

Accommodation

3 nights twin share wilderness glamping and historic accommodation on Maria Island

2 nights twin share 4 star hotel in Hobart

Activities

Guided walking on Maria Island, gourmet food and wine experiences

  • Big Heart Adventures ioMerino hiking top and head sock
  • Big Heart Adventures trip specific training sessions and or program
  • Big Heart Adventures discount card for pre-departure purchases at Scouts Outdoor Centre (15% off)
  • Big Heart Adventures journal
  • 2 nights twin share hotel accommodation in Hobart
  • Three nights twin share in wilderness glamping and historic accommodation
  • Four days guided walking on Maria Island
  • Airport transfers in Hobart
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Complimentary return Hobart – Maria Island transfers
  • Professional local guides and drivers, and all park fees, licences and insurance
  • Gear to use on the Walk including rain jacket, 50 litre backpack, head torch, sleeping bag liner, pillow case
  • A charity contribution to our Give Back program

Exclusions

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not stated on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature

Your Host/s

1 Big Heart Adventures leader will join the group with 8 or more bookings. Visit our About page to see our awesome team of leaders.

Additional information

Payment Type

Deposit, Full Payment