Spot wombats and surround yourself with history on Maria Island
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.
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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.
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’.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Hike Maria Island trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
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.
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