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Maria Island Walk founder awarded Country Style Magazine Travel Award

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Celebrating 30 years of their publication, Country Style Magazine launched their first ever awards program, and we are proud to say one of our very own operators took out the Travel category.

The awards celebrate innovators that are making a positive change in regional Australia and the winners have been chosen for their dedication and hard work in their category.

The Award for Travel, sponsored by Crystal Cruises, declared that “Ian Johnston is a true tourism pioneer, founding the Maria Island Walk in 2003 and creating an innovative ecotourism operation. He is our deserved winner of the Country Style Top 30 Award for Travel. Through his operation, Ian has brought national and global focus to this pristine area which is home to unique wildlife and layered with Indigenous and European history.”

Great walkers will know that Maria Island is a delightful blend of rare wildlife, convict heritage, and elegant accommodation, where you’ll enjoy gentle walking by day and candlelit gourmet dining at night.

We congratulate Ian on this fabulous achievement and if this has inspired you to take a closer look at the Maria Island Walk – view the full itinerary and booking details here.