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From Hobart: Full-Day Tour of Maria Island National Park

From Hobart: Full-Day Tour of Maria Island National Park

From US$ 153.03 per person

Experience the favorite national park of Tasmanian locals on a full-day guided tour of Maria Island. Learn about its penal history and visit unique cliffs and enjoy a picnic lunch.

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Duration 10 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Spot the wild life while picnicking, wombats, wallabies, kangaroos, cape barren geese, Tasmanian native hens and Tasmanian devils
  • Explore a historic convict penal station
  • Discover the Fossil Cliffs
  • Visit the amazing 250 million year old sandstone Painted Cliffs
Full description
Enjoy an early-morning coffee or tea while learning about the history of the island. Hear tales of the Aboriginal people, about whaling cultures, convicts, of the industrial effects, and of the wildlife sanctuary of today. Enjoy a scenic drive and passenger ferry trip across Mercury Passage. Spend the morning walking to Fossil Cliffs during a 1.5-hour hike. Enjoy the views of Bishop and Clerk and watch the local wildlife in their natural environment.  Enjoy a freshly-prepared lunch inside a heritage-listed building that once processed convicts. All produce is locally sourced and represents Tasmania's fresh, world-class reputation for fine food. Afterward walk to the vibrant Painted Cliffs, while learning of the rich and natural history of the island. Spend the remaining time on the island looking for more wildlife or taking a quick swim in the cool waters of Darlington Beach.
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Bus transport
  • Return ferry ticket
  • National Park Pass
  • Morning tea/coffee
  • Freshly cooked lunch
  • Professional local guides
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Meet the tour outside the Hobart travel and information center (20 Davey St) on Elizabeth st, near the Red Decker bus stop. Tour leaves at 8:25 AM.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Clothing Recommendations: Comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking on uneven surfaces; Rain jacket and/or warm jumper depending on weather forecast
    • What to Bring: Water bottle; Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock etc.); Small backpack for water bottle and personal belongings
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 21 reviews

    Review summary

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    Our guide Daniel was very personable and knowledgeable about Maria Island. He kept us moving while allowing tjmto explore and take plenty of pictures. The meal he prepared for lunch and the spread was most impressive. I also watched him driving us out and back. He’s really excellent on the road. A+ guide.

    December 17, 2019

    This was a great day. The island, with all its natural features and wildlife, was stunning. The guides were most informative and provided interesting details about the history and characters who inhabited it. They were friendly and ran the walking at a pace suitable to all members of the group. I would highly recommend this day.

    October 2, 2019


    We had the best time on this tour. Brenton and Daniel were great guides: personable, knowledgeable, and great cooks! I love wombats and we saw at least 50 different ones that day. We also saw kangaroos. There were beautiful vistas, especially of the painted cliffs. Lunch was amazingly good, given that Brenton and Daniel had to bring the ingredients and bottle of wine in their backpacks. It was absolutely the highlight of our trip to Tasmania. Highly recommended.

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    April 18, 2019

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