Maria Island Walk Wins Australian Tourism Award
Tasmania’s acclaimed Maria Island Walk, has again been judged the nation’s top Adventure Tourism operation for 2012.
This is the third time, with the walk also awarded the honor at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in 2008 and 2011.
The Maria Island Walk is a delightful blend of world heritage history, rare wildlife and tranquil island bliss. Where small groups and two friendly guides enjoy gentle walking by day and gourmet, candlelit dining and elegant accommodation each night.
Maria is also known as Tasmania’s Noah’s Ark and a population of healthy Tasmanian devils was recently released there as insurance against their potential extinction. Ian Johnstone said “Devils are the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial and their introduction adds another fascinating dimension to the island’s attractions”.
The walk which this year celebrates its tenth season, has recently expanded to take groups of ten guests and two guides. Starting and finishing in Hobart the walks departure daily from October to April.
It is a the perfect short break holiday for the discerning guest.