3. RIEDLE BAY - CRUISE & WALK DAY TOUR
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Triabunna, TAS
Hobart's #1 tour on Tripadvisor!
Join our NEW Winter 2020 Cruise + Walk day tour of Maria Island. An unforgettable day tour, cruising the renowned coastline of Maria Island and Tasmania's stunning East Coast.
Your tour will depart from the Triabunna marina (approximately 1-hour and 15-minutes from Hobart), and includes a 3-hour scenic cruise of Maria Island's stunning coastline to Riedle Bay with a 2-hour stay on the island including a gentle walk of Maria's World Heritage listed convict settlement. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, lunch will no longer be provided as a big buffet onboard the boat. Instead, we ask guests to bring their own packed lunch to be enjoyed back ashore at Maria Island. Morning tea will be provided and will include freshly brewed tea, coffee, orange juice, soft drinks, soda water and still water. Home made lemon slice, fruit cake, gluten and dairy free fruit balls will also be offered during morning tea on the boat. Local wines (Darlington Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc) and Tasmanian premium lager will also be offered for purchase during the lunch break.
The east coast of Maria Island showcases mountain fed waterfalls, secluded bays, sea caves, ancient geology and beaches of pure white sand. Enjoy expert commentary as you cruise to the renowned Riedle Bay at Maria Island's stunning isthmus. This stunning beach is identical to the world-famous Wineglass Bay and is only visited by a handful of people each year. En route around Maria Island we stop to showcase many famous landmarks including the Fossil Cliffs and Painted Cliffs.
At lunch time, we will dock at Darlington for time with the wombats and an explore of the Darlington convict site. The perfect way to compliment your cruise is to stretch your legs and enjoy a guided tour through Darlington’s fascinating collection of preserved convict buildings, learn about the town’s remarkable history and come face to face with Maria Island’s resident wombats. If history is not for you, then simply soak up the sun on Darlington’s white sandy beach.
Tour departs Triabunna at 9:30am and returns at 4:00pm.