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Maria Island Active Day Trip from Hobart provided by Tours Tasmania

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Maria Island Active Day Trip from Hobart

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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    Maria Island National Park
    Stop: 11 hours - Admission included
    Just one hour’s drive from Hobart to the ferry and 30 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. You 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. Important Note: 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 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-moderate walking. However, we are on the island for around 6 hours, with around 10 kilometers 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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Duration
12h
Inclusions
  • Return Ferry crossing fee
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Professional guides and interpretive walks
  • Small, friendly groups
  • Airport drop offs on request with prior arrangement
  • We offer a Hotel pick up from most central city Hotels and Hostels
  • Entry/Admission - Maria Island National Park
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (please either pre purchase, or there will be the opportunity to purchase on tour)
  • We do not offer pick ups from Air BnB’s and private residences
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to participate in tour is 8 years
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This is an active tour and walking is involved; a suitable level of general health & fitness and physical abilities is essential
  • We provide accurate interpretation, and keep wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing our guests how to view wildlife with patience and respect. Activities are always confined to tracks and boardwalks to minimize negative impacts.
  • Hotel pickup time is between 6:30am and 7:00am depending on your location. Hotel pickup is available from central city Hotels and Hostels ( no AirBnB’s). Please arrange pickup from your hotel at least 48 hours prior to departure with the tour operator.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is very important to be on time for your pickup, as we have a time line to keep to ensure we do not miss our ferry to Maria Island.  We have very limited capacity to wait for late passengers and we may have to make the unfortunate decision to depart without you!  We aim to leave Hobart at 7.15am - so if you have any concerns about your pick up - our phone line is open at 7.00am, please call us promptly on 03 6231 5390.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • There are no shops on Maria, and limited drinking water, so make sure you bring enough water and food for your day out.  There will be a brief stop on the way to the Ferry for some last minute food purchases - sandwiches/rolls etc.  And there is normally a chance to buy some takeaway food on the return trip back to Hobart.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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R b wrote a review Dec 2020
Australia121 contributions25 helpful votes
Seeing wombats grazing on the island and sleeping in disused machinery in an old shed were the highlights of this trip. Our guide, Nick, suggested that we might see some Pademelons in a particular area, and sure enough under the trees we saw several adults and some infants
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Alex Mason wrote a review Dec 2020
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David is a FANTASTIC guide, very friendly, polite, patient, knowledgeable and to top it off funny. To anybody considering doing this tour, its an absolute must! We all had a great day full of laughter and fun. Highly recommend you do it with this company and if possible request
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Date of experience: December 2020
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BastianCrb wrote a review Jan 2020
Vancouver, Canada66 contributions12 helpful votes
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I did two one day trip departing Hobart - 1 day on Maria Island and 1 day Port Arthur & Devils and it was amazing. Maria Island is a beautiful place and we did some amazing hikes, the painted cliffs were stunning and we had the chance to see some wombats. Port Arthur is such an
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Heather O wrote a review Nov 2018
Solana Beach, California38 contributions3 helpful votes
I did the Maria Island day tour in early February, 2019 and highly recommend it. After an on time hotel pick up, we stopped at a couple of interesting spots (as well as a food pickup spot) before reaching the ferry to the island. Once there, we saw lots of wildlife (birds,
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Date of experience: February 2018
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By: Tours Tasmania
mliElisabeth
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Great tour with a lot of hiking opportunities
The best part of this tour is the fact that you have the option of which trails at Cradle Mountain to hike. You don
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AlisonM2128
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Great day out. Fantastic people. A must do when in Tassie
The cruise for 3 hours around Poet Arthur Coast line was stunning, gorgeous and fabulous. A must do when in Tassie.
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Xa30
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A day packed with incredible scenery and fun
The day is packed with lots of different activities and lookouts, it was amazingly well organised, such that you ne
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johnjibu
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Beautiful
It was beautiful everywhere we looked. Knowing the history was enlightening. Family had a relaxing time.
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Companion58470319846
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3 tours with Tours Tasmania - thoroughly recommend
I did the Cradle Mountain tour, Launceston to Hobart via Freycinet and Lake St Clair tours. Very well run tours, ex
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Kristen K
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A fantastic experience
Day 1 - The weather on the day of the tour was not ideal, lightly raining nearly the entire day, but I still had a
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Kristen K
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Exhilarating but tough day trip
I did this tour as part of the 'Big Three' three-day tour from Hobart to Launceston. The day started early picking
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Kristen K
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Beautiful and ACTIVE day trip
I did this tour as part of the 'Big Three' three-day tour from Hobart to Launceston. The weather on the day of the
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Kristen K
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Beautiful ACTIVE Day Trip
I did this tour as part of the 'Big Three' three-day tour from Hobart to Launceston. The weather on the day of the
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Kristen K
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Excellent
I did this tour as part of the 'Big Three' three-day tour from Hobart to Launceston. The weather on the day of the
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Brian C
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An amazing tour - not to be missed!!
This tour did everything we wanted, and more. It was very well organised and excellent value for money. We loved ev
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RC30319
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Long but worth every minute
This excursion is run by a company called Tours Tasmania and they were first class all the way. Yes it is an 11 ho
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Judy
Great tour very interesting and informative. Tour guide Connor took us on some wonderful side trips and an excellen
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djcrook
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A perfect day out in the real wilderness
This is the trip to take if you want to experience Tasmania beyond the standard tourist fare. It takes you literall
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Cradle Mountain
I can't speak highly enough about the two days we spent in Cradle Mountain. Spectacular scenery, wildlife and walk
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