Duration: 6-7 hours
No. of Guests: 1-7
Spend the morning with wild kangaroos, wombats and devils on a few easy hikes around Maria Island, referred to locally as Noah’s Ark. Explore the pristine wilderness and stunning coastline by ferry, car and foot. Learn about the fascinating convict and natural history and enjoy a deliciously local picnic lunch. Spend the afternoon in the Coal River region sampling some of Tassie’s best local wine and produce.
Suggested but highly flexible itinerary:
Be picked up from your hotel or the ferry terminal at 9 am by your expert Localing host in a luxury vehicle with bottled water, local treats and in-car wi-fi. Make your way across the Derwent River and get to know your host on a relaxing, hour-long drive to Tasmania’s east coast.
Grab a coffee and pastry in Triabunna before boarding the 10:30 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.
If you’ve opted for a picnic lunch, your Localing host will arrange a meal of delicious Tasmanian fare and hot tea or coffee in a beautiful and secluded natural setting.
Before heading back to the mainland, visit the ruins of one of Australia’s earliest convict settlements and hear fascinating tales from the islands early colonial history.
While you may like to dedicate the entire day to Maria, the journey back from Triabunna to Hobart passes 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 meeting local distillers, winemakers and farmers and enjoying tutored 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 Localing host
– Morning tea
– Activity expenses and park fees
– Maria Island ferry
– Hosted wine and produce tastings
– Farmgate visit/s and tour/s
– Insightful, vivid storytelling
– Stunning country and coastal views
– Guided nature walks
– See loads of native wildlife
$1260A for up to 2 guests (excludes lunch)
$180A for each additional guest (up to 7 in total)
Children under 5 travel free
Recommended Add-ons (allow for extra time)
Public holidays +$250A total
Airport pick-up (1-4) +$120A total
Local picnic lunch +$60A P. P.
Private, Keeper-led wildlife encounters +$160A P. P.
Private Electric Mountain Bike Tour +$850A P. P. (2+)
One-way private heli. transfer +$860A P. P. (2+)