After checking into your centrally located hotel, the afternoon is yours to explore the town or maybe warm up your hiking boots and head up to the Mount Wellington summit and take in the panoramic view of the region.
Starting early with a hotel pick up from 7.30am; your first stop will be at the main office were the walking gear will be issued to you and pre-walk briefing before heading up the coast to take a marine adventure in a private catamaran to the remote southern end of Maria Island. The afternoon is yours to enjoy where you can choose from an optional walk through beautiful forests to Haunted Bay, relax at the delightful Casuarina Beach Camp or take a swim in the sheltered bay. In the evening enjoy Tasmanian wine and fresh food by candlelight.
Walking distance: 4-8km depending on optional walks.
Walk from Reidle Bay across the rare land formation of the isthmus to Shoal Bay to stroll five fabulous beaches. As you walk, your knowledgeable guides will share fascinating stories of human occupation on the island. Explore the convict cells at Point Lesueur and visit an ochre pit at Bloodstone Point – one of the original ochre sources for the Tasmanian Aborigines. In the evening watch the sunset over the stunning Four Mile Beach, then put your feet up at White Gums Camp, where you sip wine on the deck and anticipate dinner.
Walking distance: 13 km.
Take the gentle inland track to Hopgrounds Beach and the Painted Cliffs or continue to the 711-metre summit of Mt. Maria for breathtaking 360 degree views. Or save the mountain climb for Bishop and Clerk, with its fantastic sea and coastline vistas (mountain climbs are optional). Finish the day with a sumptuous banquet and accommodation in the historic colonial home once occupied by Italian entrepreneur, Diego Bernacchi.
Walking distance: 9-17 km depending on optional walks.
Today is a chance to relax and explore the convict settlement and industrial ruins of Darlington, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue onto the dramatic sea cliffs of Fossil Bay and then head down to the remarkable fossils at Fossil Cliffs. Enjoy a champagne lunch overlooking the stunning Freycinet peninsula. You will return to your Hobart accommodation from approximately 5:00pm.
Walking distance: 4 km.
This morning will be at leisure before making your way to Hobart Airport.
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