2 Day Walking Holiday: Maria Island + Cape Hauy Hike

Departs Hobart - 8:30AM (hotel pick up prior) - Both days. Returns to Hobart approx. 5:30PM (6:30PM for Maria)

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Experience Description

Departs Hobart – 8:30AM (hotel pick up prior) – Both days. Returns to Hobart approx. 5:30PM (6:30PM for Maria)

Tasman Peninsula – A Day to Cape Hauy

A taste of the 3 capes track.

  • Scenic drive via the seaside towns of Dunalley & Eagle Hawk Neck, learning the harsh convict history from this natural prison. 
  • Enjoy morning tea with hot coffee while looking over the map for the days walk. Fresh baked goods and Tassie fruit. 
  • The hike to Cape Hauy is a 8KM return walk. The first section is a great warm up for the day. The trail work is some of the best in the country, pleasantly placed rock steps, skirting the coastline then winding up in-land.
  • Cape Hauy is the last leg of the newly opened Three Capes Track, jutting out into the Tasman Sea, the track concludes on the cliffs edge, 150M above the water. Enjoy panoramic views to Cape Pillar, Hippolyte Rock and Maria Island.
  • View spectacular dolerite columns popular with dare-devil climbers. Sea stacks known as the “Candlestick” and “Totem Pole” are you may be pleased to know, not a part of this great short walk.
  • On returning to Fortescue Bay, enjoy a BBQ afternoon lunch by the beach with a glass of wine or local beer with your toes in the clear waters. Enjoy a swim or walk the beach before we hit the road home.

Walking time: 4 hours | Walking distance: 8KM | Track Rating 4: Steep stair sections, undulating terrain, exposed cliff lines, board walked with signed tracks. 

Food: morning tea, trail snacks, afternoon lunch.

Terrain; Beach, rock stairs, gravel paths, coastal.

The Tasman is home to arguably some of Australia’s greatest day walks, although this has for so long been over shadowed by the famous Port Arthur historic site. Travellers wanting more than convict history, will be rewarded with a day trip like no other. The tallest sea cliffs in the country, the best track work in the country, the best day walk in Australia? You be the judge, join us for a memorable day to Cape Hauy.

Maria Island Grand Picnic

Walking, Wildlife, Food & Wine. 

  • Drive to Triabunna (70mins), Boat trip to Darlington (30mins)
  • Morning Tea before ferry. We view the map and give welcome to the Island. Freshly brewed tea and coffee, light snack.
  • Spend the morning walking to the Fossil Cliffs (2hr hours loop), enjoying the views of Bishop and Clerk and watching the local wildlife in their natural environment.
  • Gourmet lunch will be served outdoors or inside “The Mess Hall’ convict building. All produce  is sourced locally and represents Tasmania’s fresh, world-class reputation for fine food..​
  • The afternoon will be spent walking to the vibrant Painted Cliffs* (1 hour return) and learning about the rich natural and cultural history of the island.
  • After the walk, the remainder of our time on Maria Island will be spent tasting premium local wines, relaxing by the beach and keeping an eye out for more wildlife.

Food: morning tea (plunger coffee/tea), lunch, afternoon wine & cheese.

Terrain; Beach walking, mixed forest, cliff-lines, short hills and historic sites.

*Access to the painted cliffs is tide dependent.

Guided by two qualified eco-guides, you will experience ‘Tassie’ like a local. Our team love sharing Tasmania and will bring to life the natural and cultural history that makes up the Island State.

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