The Maria Island Guided Walk
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Location: Maria Island , Tasmania
- Product code: MIGW
This tour is over 3 nights/4 days and access the National Park by ferry and return.
Maria Island is a peaceful and relaxing place. There are no vehicles, just beautiful scenery, plentiful wildlife and deserted beaches. To add to the beauty of the island, Maria has an intriguing history.
After the first explorers, came the whalers and sealers, and a convict station pre-dating Port Arthur. Now, Maria Island is a National Park and has recently been given World Heritage Area status.
The island has 2 parts, northern and southern. Both have distinct geographical features. There are no vehicles, shops, hotels, or is there power on Maria, so we have to be self – sufficient.
The trails that you’ll walk are easy and your daypack will be light. You will explore the length and breadth of the island and there is much evidence of aboriginal and colonial occupation, farming and early industry.
The island is abundant with wildlife and plant communities. You will see wombats, wallabies, pademelons and forester kangaroos. There are over 114 bird species including the introduced Cape Barren Geese. The islands vegetation is varied and stunning.
Tour InclusionsYour tour cost is based on joining from Hobart and includes the following:
- We will supply you with a comfortable daypack, sleeping bag, liner and mattress and pillow. [these items are at our camps - no need to carry]
- When walking your daypack including your personal gear should not exceed 8kg. If you think that you can’t carry it, no problem, we can carry it for you.
- 2 x Guides, Park passes, transfers for Hobart and return, and all food whilst on the tour. All evening meals are 3 courses, consisting of some local Tasmanian produce.
When booking this tour we take full payment unless otherwise stated.
If you wish to make a deposit for this tour, you can. In the Payment Options box on the booking form, please indicate if you wish to make a deposit or pay for the tour in full.
The deposit is $400.00 per guest.
Please Note: Once you have completed the booking form, it will indicate that the full tour price is due.
However, if you have noted in the "Payment Options" box that you only wish to pay a deposit, this is what we will charge your card when we receive your booking.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Guests canceling their tour up to 8 to weeks prior, a full refund less the tour deposit [$400] will be refunded. If guests cancel a tour less that 8 weeks up until the pre-booked departure date, no refund will be given.
If guests wish to transfer their booking to another date this can be done up to 8 weeks prior only.
Should a participant/guest need to leave a tour once it has commenced, due to a medical emergency or any other reason, no refund, partial or in full, will be given.
Should Tasmanian Hikes have to cancel a tour due to lack of numbers, guests will be given 30days notice.
If we can’t offer you an alternative tour that would suit you, we will refund your payment in full.
Tasmanian Hikes reserves the right to vary, cancel or postpone a tour due to unsafe conditions such as severe weather, floods, bush fires or sudden track closures. We reserve the right to cancel a tour,in whole or in part if it is necessary to do so due to a force majeure event.
Tasmanian Hikes strongly recommends that suitable travel insurance be purchased by the traveller to cover any financial loss, due to your own cancellation, or if Tasmanian Hikes has to cancel a tour. Tasmanian Hikes will not be responsible for your travel expenses or losses arising from a cancellation.
We also strongly recommend that comprehensive travel insurance be taken out against loss of baggage or any medical expenses.