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Maria Island National Park Tour from Hobart

Journey away from the Tasmanian capital with a tour from Hobart to Maria Island to see its famed range of diverse nature, flora and fauna for a full day.

Highlights

Explore Maria Island National Park
Painted Cliffs Walk, Fossil Cliffs Walk
Darlington World Heritage Convict Site
Amazing abundant wildlife
Discover geological history amongst fossils
Watch for Dolphins & Whales on the ferry journey

What you need to know

Journey away from the Tasmanian capital with a tour from Hobart to Maria Island to see its famed range of diverse nature, flora and fauna for a full day. Located only an hour away from Hobart, Maria Island is accessed via boat ride and presents the opportunity to explore beautiful scenery and encounter an abundance of local wildlife. While on the island you'll be able to explore some of its highlights on foot including the Painted Cliffs, Fossil Cliffs and the Darlington World Heritage convict site. There are no cars on the island so be prepared to feel detached from life on the mainland as you journey every where on foot and revel in the peacefulness of no traffic. If visiting in the warmer months be sure to bring your swimmers as the beaches are the perfect escape from the crowded beaches on the mainland.

The island is commonly considered to be a 'Noah's Ark', as it is rich with wildlife from wallabies and kangaroos to rare Cape Barren Geese, wombats and the recently relocated Tasmanian Devils. The land isn't the only part of the island brimming with wildlife, the waters surrounding are often frequented by dolphins, seals, penguins and whales during migration season.

This is an enjoyable day to a lesser known destination off the coast of Tasmania. Guests are asked to bring all necessities themselves and be able to carry it all for the entire day. The island has limited facilities, meaning food and water is to be bought prior and brought on the trip. As mentioned above, getting around the island is by foot only and tour groups will cover up to 10 kilometres all of which is considered an easy grade. Tours depart on Mondays and Thursdays between December at April at 7:30am to return at 7pm, hot transfers to and from the departure point are also organised to pick up times may vary depending on your location.

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NOTE

PLEASE NOTE: This is a seasonal product and only operates between December - April

Inclusions

  • Return boat cruise to Maria Island
  • National Parks Entrance Fees
  • Professionally guided and interpreted walks
  • CBD Hotel/Hostel pick up and drop off

Exclusions

  • Meals are not included

Highlights

  • Explore Maria Island National Park (6hrs)
  • Boat cruise across Mercury Passage to island (45mins each way)
  • Painted Cliffs Walk
  • Fossil Cliffs Walk
  • Skipping Ridge
  • Darlington World Heritage Convict Site
  • Amazing abundant wildlife

What to Bring

  • Sensible shoes for walking
  • A variety of warm clothing, beanie/hat/gloves
  • Weatherproof jacket if possible
  • Hat/Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day)
  • Camera

Tour Times and Location

  • Tour departs Hobart Mondays and Thursdays (1st Dec - 30 April only) at 7.30am (7.00am to 7.30am depending on your location)
  • Returning to your accommodation approximately 7.00pm

Hotel Pickup

If you have booked a hotel

  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you have not yet booked a hotel

  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you do not require a hotel pick up

  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour. Tour departure point is listed above and on your confirmation tour voucher

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Maria Island National Park Tour from Hobart

138 Collins St, Hobart, TAS 7000