Duration: 6-7 hours
No. of Guests: 1-6
Spend the day with wild kangaroos, wombats and native birds on a few easy hikes around Maria Island, referred to locally as Noah’s Ark. Explore the diverse coastline by ferry, car and foot. Learn about the fascinating convict and natural history and enjoy a deliciously local picnic lunch. Spend the morning or afternoon in the Coal River region sampling some of Tassie’s best local produce or wine.
Suggested but highly flexible itinerary:
Be picked up from your hotel at 8 am by your local host in a premium vehicle with bottled water and local treats. Make your way to the East Coast and get to know your host on a relaxing, hour-long drive via scenic farming country.
Arrive in Triabunna for the 10:00 am ferry to Maria Island. This is a passenger ferry as vehicles are not permitted on the island, helping to preserve this pristine national park and its abundant wildlife.
Once on Maria, your host will choose from a number of stunning short walks or more challenging hiking to suit. The itinerary will avoid the crowds and maximise your chance to see native wildlife and the islands many sweeping bays, natural cliffs and mountains.
For lunch, your host will arrange a picnic of delicious Tasmanian fare in a beautiful and secluded natural setting or inside one of the world-heritage listed convict buildings.
Before heading back to the mainland, visit the ruins of one of Australia’s earliest convict settlements, Darlington to hear fascinating tales from the island’s early colonial history.
While you may like to dedicate the entire day to Maria, options are available to journey back early to pass through the Coal River Valley, one of Tasmania’s leading wine and produce regions. As this is a private tour, you can spend your afternoon at a local distillery, wineries or produce farm, and enjoy personalised tastings – and best of all, you can decide on the day!
While the exact order of the day may change according to the season, conditions and your preferences, your host will have you back safe and sound in Hobart by 6 pm.
Tour Highlights & Inclusions
– Expert Local host
– Morning tea
– Activity expenses and park fees
– Maria Island ferry fares
– Hosted wine tastings
– Insightful, vivid storytelling
– Guided nature walks
– See native wildlife
*Operated by our friends at See Tasmania.
$1500A for up to 2 guests (excludes lunch)
$220A for each additional guest (up to 6 in total)
Children under 5 travel free
+$360A during Public holidays & peak season
Recommended Add-ons (allow for extra time)
Local picnic lunch +$80A p. p.
One-way private heli. transfer (min 3 pax) +$1900A p. p.
Private Electric Mountain Bike Tour – by arrangement