Maria Island 3 Day Walk - Life's An Adventure


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Maria Island 3 Day Walk – Life’s An Adventure

  • See the Painted Cliffs and take in views from Bishop & Clerk Summit.
  • Stay at the refurbished 1830’s convict penitentiary.
  • Backpacks transported for you each day. Transfers from Hobart included.

Overall impression of the Maria Island walking tour – Beyond expectations… – Angela OMara

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$1,199 (plus $100 single supplement, available on a first come first served basis)

This mountainous island, off Tasmania’s east coast, is surrounded by stretches of beautiful white sandy beach, aqua waters, and limestone cliffs. With Life’s An Adventure, you can spend three days walking here without carrying a heavy backpack, meaning you’ll be free to enjoy the scenery, wildlife, history, and maybe even have a swim.


  • Pick-up from your accommodation in Hobart and Maria Island transfers
  • All National Park Entry Fees
  • Professional dedicated and friendly tour guide
  • Food – 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, fruit and trailmix while on the trail
  • Tasmanian wine and beer and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner only
  • Accommodation at the refurbished penetentiary on night one.
  • A walk-in touring tent with off-ground bed and deluxe mattress for night two
  • Maximum group size of 10


  • Sleeping bag (these can be hired from Life’s An Adventure)
  • Confortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Torch


  • Walking time: 5-6 hours per day
  • Walking distance: 12-14 kilometres per day
  • Difficulty: A good level of fitness is needed to complete this walk. You must be capable of walking 5-6 hours per day along formed tracks and beaches
  • Child friendly: Yes


Maria Island Guided Hike – Tasmanian Hikes ($1,450)
  • 4 days instead of 3
  • Maximum group size of 10 instead of 6
  • Charter flight transfer option (at additional cost)
Cycle, Kayak and Walk Tasmania – World Expeditions ($2,095)
  • 6 days instead of 3
  • Not just hiking but also cycling and kayaking
  • See less of Maria Island, but also see Freycinet and Wineglass Bay, and other parts of Tasmania’s east coast


Day One Take a coach from Hobart to Triabunna.
Boat cruise to Maria Island.
1 hour guided history walk around Darlington township.
Hike to Skipping Ridge for lunch. Check out Fossil Bay.
Hike to Bishop & Clerk Summit (optional).
Return to Darlington for dinner. Stay at Penitentiary.
Day Two Set off after breakfast for Encampment Cove.
Stop for morning tea at the Painted Cliffs.
Explore French’s Farm after lunch, an abandoned relic from the 1930’s.
Taking in Lesueur Point, finish the day’s walking at Encampment Cove. Bush showers available. Wait around the camp fire while dinner is prepared.
Day Three Enjoy a morning walk to Haunted Bay, passing Riedle Bay where you can swim if the weather is nice.
Return to McRae’s Isthmus to meet the boat back to Triabunna.
Coach from Triabunna to Hobart