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Hike Tasmania's Maria Island

4 Days | Spot wombats and surround yourself with history on Maria Island

5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
EUR €1,295
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Discover the fascinating convict history of Maria Island on a four-day walking adventure which gives you time to appreciate the many different aspects of this beautiful and historically significant destination. On this trip, you’ll spot wombats as you explore convict ruins, spend the night in World Heritage-listed accommodation that once served as a prison cell for convicts, challenge yourself with full day walks, or take it easy on scenic strolls around the island. This tour delivers a breath of fresh air, wildlife spotting opportunities galore, and walks for every age and ability.

Trip overview

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Hobart, Australia
Hobart, Australia
Walking & Trekking
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 10
Trip code
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Learn about the history of Maria island which operated as a penal station from 1825 and 1832 and housed convicts working in industries including timber-cutting, tanning, shoe-making and cloth production.
  • Enjoy a selection of walks from the stunning Mount Bishop and Clerk Summit hike to the Soldiers and Bloodstone Beaches hike – all tailored to the abilities and willingness of your group.
  • Experience an unforgettable night in the Penitentiary Dorm, comfortable shared accommodation that was once used as a prison cell for convicts
  • Each group is guided by 2 experienced and professional guides who also whip up hearty meals, starting from each day’s breakfast, through to picnic style lunches and a big dinner every evening.
  • Enjoy walks along remote and beautiful beaches, where Oyster Catchers and Hooded Plovers dance along the beach and Pacific Gulls and Black Swans float restfully in the bay.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a walking trip so a good fitness level will help you enjoy all the included walks and activities.
  • It is very important to bring right gear and clothing. Please read Packing List supplied on Essential Trip Information document carefully.
  • This trip starts early in the morning on Day 1 and finishes late in the afternoon of Day 4. Please check the exact joining and finishing details and re-book extra accommodation if you need to.
  • On Days 2 & 4 you will have to carry your own luggage. Please pack lightly – we advise you bring backpack no bigger than 50 litres and pack only necessary items. Excess luggage can be stored in Hobart at the beginning of the trip.
  • Accommodation of Day 1 is in the Penitentiary Dorm – a great experience but you will be sharing this dorm with other members of your group. The other 2 nights of this trip are camping in Safari Style tents which you won’t need to put up or down.
  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.


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3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners


Walking, Ferry, Private vehicle


Penitentiary Dorm (1 night), Safari Style Camping (2 nights)

  • Hobart - Maria Island Ferry
  • Maria Island - Penitentiary Dorm Accommodation
  • Maria Island - Mount Bishop & Clerk Summit Hike
  • Maria Island - Painted Cliffs Hike
  • Maria Island - Four Mile Beach visit
  • Maria Island - Soldiers and Bloodstone Beaches hike
  • Maria Island - Haunted Bay Hike
  • Maria Island - Oast House visit
  • Maria Island - Hike to Darlington

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Important notes

1. FIRST DAY: Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 8am on Day 1 in Hobart. Please see Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.

2. FINAL DAY: You are expected to arrive back into Hobart around 5pm and dropped off at the same location as the joining point.
There is no accommodation included on the last day in Hobart, however we can request any additional nights should you need them.

3. Please pack lightly as you will have to carry your luggage on Days 2 & 4. 50 litres backpacks will be available for you to rent free of charge at the beginning of the trip. You will be able to leave excess luggage in hotel in Hobart.

4. This is a camping trip with all essential gear provided; tall safari tents, which include off the ground stretcher beds, pillows and comfortable bedding.

5. A single supplement is not available for this trip.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Jane · Traveled May 2023
I jumped into this one without doing much research but as the days got shorter and colder I frantically stocked up on the best clothing I could find. Walking 67km over 4 days was a great confidence booster im confirming a reasonable fitness level. Delightful in dry weather - I don’t know what it’s like when raining.
Review submitted 19 May 2023

Robert · Traveled May 2023
We are so glad we did this trip & completed everything, especially the Bishop & Clark climb with great leaders
Review submitted 24 May 2023

Linda · Traveled October 2022
Stan & Esther were great guides - well organised & approchable and the group were all fun to be with. The scenery was beautiful. Food & accommodation was really good. Overall a fantastic trip that I would certainly recommend.
Review submitted 14 Oct 2022
Hike Tasmania's Maria Island
EUR €1,295