On arrival in Hobart, make your own way to your selected hotel. Over the next two nights, explore all Hobart has to offer. Some of the top sights to see include the legendary MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), a visit to the Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum, explore Mount Wellington or uncover the secrets of the Hobart Convict Penitentiary. B (day 2 only)
Casuarina Beach Camp
Walking distance: 4 – 8 kilometres (depending on optional walks)
This morning, transfer by vehicle early from your hotel to the coast for the beginning of your Maria Island Walk. Before you reach your first campsite, take a marine adventure in a private catamaran to the remote southern end of Maria Island. The afternoon is yours to enjoy. Either relax at your beautiful beach camp, take a dip in the water or choose an optional afternoon walk through beautiful forests to Haunted Bay. This evening, enjoy excellent Tasmanian wine and fresh food by candlelight. B L D
White Gums Camp
Walking distance: 13 kilometres
Wake to the sounds of the bush and watch the sun rise from the comfort of your bed. Today, walk from Reidle Bay across the narrow stretch of land (known as an isthmus) to Shoal Bay and onward, discovering five beautiful beaches. Your expert guides will keep you well informed during the day, sharing fascinating stories, spotting wildlife (dolphins are a possibility) and answering any questions you might have about the island.
You will also have the chance to explore the convict cells at Point Lesueur and visit an ochre pit at Bloodstone Point – one used by Tasmanian Aborigines for millennia. Arrive at White Gums Camp in the late afternoon, before watching the sunset over the stunning Four Mile Beach. Enjoy another candlelit dinner and taste some more superb wine. B L D
Walking distance: 9 – 17 kilometres (depending on optional walks)
There are a few different options available today; take the gentle inland track to Hopgrounds Beach and the Painted Cliffs or continue to the summit of Mt. Maria (711 metres) for breath-taking 360-degree vistas. Alternatively, the other mountain top climb you could do is to Bishop and Clerk, which offers fantastic sea and coastal views.
Your final stop is at the historic, colonial Bernacchi House, once occupied by Italian entrepreneur, Diego Bernacchi. Enjoy a glorious banquet dinner for your final night. B L D
Walking distance: 4 kilometres
Your final day offers a chance to explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed convict settlement and industrial ruins of Darlington. Continue on to the dramatic sea cliffs of Fossil Bay and witness the remarkable fossils at Fossil Cliffs.
Finally, enjoy a champagne lunch celebrating your walk, with views over the stunning Freycinet Peninsula. Following lunch, return to Hobart by vehicle. Tour ends. B
Please note: This itinerary is intended as a guide only and may change due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.
B= Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner