1. Australia
  2. Tasmania
  3. Hobart
  4. Maria Island

Maria Island: Day Walk with Grand Picnic Lunch

Product ID: 143202
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Experience Tasmanian life with two beach side walks, a ferry trip and locally sourced food and wine. Visit the Fossil cliffs and the Painted Cliffs while learning the history of the area.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Beginning your tour with a CBD hotel pick-up at 8:00AM, you will then be taken to Raspins Beach to have a fresh morning tea or coffee. Enjoy delicious homemade treats 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. All while surrounded by beautiful views of Mercury Passage towards Maria Island. Afterward you will be driven to Triabunna, where a scenic ferry will take you to Darlington. Spend the morning walking to Fossil Cliffs on an hour and half hike. Enjoy the views of Bishop and Clerk and watch the local wildlife in their natural environment. 

Enjoy a Gourmet 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. The remainder of the noon, you will be able to relax sipping at premium local wines, while keeping an eye out for spotting more wildlife. The day ends with a hotel drop off around 7:00PM. 

Tour leaves Hobart from the Hobart travel and information center at 8:30AM - Hotel pick-up begins 30 minutes prior to this time (If hotel details are provided in advance).
     
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Bus transport
  • Return ferry ticket
  • National Park Pass
  • Morning tea/coffee
  • Freshly cooked lunch
  • Wine/beer
  • Afternoon cheese platter
  • Professional local guides

When you get there

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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