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Tours Tasmania

Maria Island National Park Day Tour

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  • Explore Maria Island National Park
  • Painted Cliffs Walk, Fossil Cliffs Walk
  • Darlington World Heritage Convict Site
  • Discover geological history amongst fossils
  • Watch for Dolphins & Whales on the ferry journey
  • Amazing abundant wildlife
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It’s hard to put the magic of Maria Island into words. Just an hour’s drive east from Hobart plus a 30 minute ferry ride, this otherworldly island keeps its own time, far from the demands of modern life.

As soon as you step off the boat you’ll notice the quietness, the wildness, the sense of history. There are no vehicles here but plenty of traffic; Maria Island island is home to vast numbers of wombats, wallabies, Cape Barren Geese and Tasmanian Devils that wander all over the place.

Explore the world heritage listed Darlington settlement, a beautifully preserved probational convict camp that’s considered the best in the world. Walk with us to the Painted Cliffs, an easy 4.5km round trip, seeing surreal and colourful sandstone formations up close. And we finish with the Fossil Cliffs walk, another easy 4.5km circuit, traversing the western side of the island over windswept hills and cliffs of 300 million year old fossils.

Along the way there’s plenty of space to play in the rockpools, relax on the beach, spot local wildlife and take photos of the stunning scenery, proving it wasn’t all just a dream.

Inclusions

  • National Park entrance fee
  • Return ferry crossing fee
  • Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides
  • Informative tours and guided walks
  • Pick-up and drop off from selected hotels

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks - We do provide a quick stop along the drive for you to purchase lunch/sandwiches/rolls to take with you, however we recommend you bring your own food supplies for the day ahead. There are no shops on Maria Island. You will need to carry all food and drink with you, in your day pack, on this tour day.

Highlights

  • Explore Maria Island National Park (5 - 6hrs)
  • Walk to the amazing “Painted Cliffs” and wander amongst the unusual rock formation
  • Enjoy spectacular views as we walk to the “Fossil Cliffs”
  • Explore and discover the geological history among the exposed fossils
  • Discover the convict history at the Darlington World Heritage convict site
  • Be amazed at the abundant wildlife enjoying life on their extraordinary island
  • 30 min ferry ride each way
  • A small group limit of 20 people per tour

Time

  • Duration : 1 day
  • The tour departs Hobart Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. at 6:45am ( 01 Nov - 30 April only)
  • Returning to Hobart at 5:00pm

Departure Location

  • The general meet point is the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre at 20 Davey Street, Hobart. Please be ready for pick up at this location at 6:45am
  • Hotel pick up is available from select locations. Please contact the Tour Operator directly via email to enquire about hotel pick ups

What To Bring

  • A day backpack
  • 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
  • Optional: Swimmers and a towel. There’s an opportunity for a refreshing dip on our Wineglass Bay, Maria Island, Bruny Island and Tahune tours

Additional Information

  • Although most of the walks are classified as easy, a suitable level of general health & fitness and physical abilities is essential.
  • All tour participants will be participating in outdoor, active activities and therefore subject to the outdoor weather conditions of the day.
  • Children under 8 years of age are not permitted to travel.

Cancellation Policy

  • Customers must advise Tours Tasmania of their intent to cancel their tour booking via email to bookings@tourstas.com.au The time stamp on the email will define the cancellation time and the fees/charges that apply.
  • Customer Cancellation: 48 hours or less, prior to tour departure time, or no shows – 100% fee applies, no refunds applicable, for any reason.
  • Customer Cancellation: More than 48 hours prior to tour departure – full refund of tour fee will be returned to the customer.
  • Requests to change tour departure dates are subject to the cancellation policy. A request to change your tour date within 48 hours of tour departure, will be subject to the above cancellation policy, amendment to this is at management discretion.
  • If you are late to your pickup point, you will be classed as a no show and subject to the above cancellation policy.
  • The cancellation policy will stand regardless of cancellation reason. We recommend you have travel insurance to protect yourself against last minute illness and travel disruptions, we will incur no liability for any disruptions to your travel plans.

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
We recommend you bring along sensible footwear for walking in all weather for maximum comfort and enjoyment!
Need help with your booking? Contact Us enquiry@experienceoz.com.au Help Code: 37DD-67D7

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