Walking with Wombats

Maria Island Day Tour

Lets explore Australia's most unique Island!

Maria Island National Park - Wild Wombat Paradise!

Get up and close to wild Wombats & other unique wildlife in their natural habitat. The perfect day tour from Hobart takes you on a journey to Maria Island National Park, off Tasmania's stunning East Coast. Learn history from a local guide.

  • Enjoy a scenic 70-minute drive from Hobart city, we travel up through the historic coal valley, up and over break'me'neck and bust'me'gall hills. Following the pretty Prosser river arriving in the seaside town of Orford and Triabunna.

  • Onboard the new, Maria Island Ferry, we travel across the Mercury Passage, keeping an eye out for dolphins and sea birds.

  • Arriving on the island we will welcome you with a brief history talk before setting off on short walk to the World Heritage Darlington Convict Site to visit some unqiue ruins.

  • We will set off on a 1.5hr walk to view the wild wombats of Maria Island. Mostly found on the grazing fields around the convict site. 

  • Get up close with these curious native animals, however do not touch them as they do bite and can become aggressive. 

  • Depending on the day we will walk to either the Fossil or Painted cliffs to view some beautiful Natural sites of the island. 

  • We will see other native animals such as Kangaroos, Cape Barron Geese, Naive Hens, Pademelons and Shore Birds.

  • Enjoy local knowledge from your professional, qualified local tour guides. Learn all about wombats in the wild! 

  • Before heading off watch a short video about Maria Island and the Tasmanian Devil program working on the island to help save this endangered animal. 

  • If we are lucky we'll see the wombats enjoy a walk on the beach before we jump back onboard the ferry for the return journey.

  • Depart the the island on the 3:30 ferry Arriving approx. 5:30pm back to Hobart.

Duration
7 hours
Departure | 10.30am 
Return | 5.30pm

Pickup/Drop off: Hobart Travel and Information Centre 20 Davey Street

Available
Friday and Sunday / By Request 

Small Group Size
Minimum 2 | Maximum 8

Private groups available.

Price - AUD

Adult - $145 per person

Concession - $135 per person

Youth (10-17) - $95 per person

Inclusions
Return transport to the Triabunna 

Maria Island Ferry Ticket

National Park Pass

Interpretation of local knowledge

Day pack/jacket/walking poles if needed

Not Included

Food / Refreshments