The rugged and stunning landscape of Tasmania is high on this writer's list to experience - in fact, I've been plotting an escape to our southern isle for some time now, and as it is slowly but surely getting warmer by the day, I've decided this is the kind of trip I want to do: an adventure-based walking holiday on Tasmania's beautiful Maria Island. We're liking the sound of the exclusive new 3 day, fully supported walking holiday with Adventure Tour specialist, Life's An Adventure.
This unique tour is designed for those looking for a walking and camping holiday experience with all the creature comforts. Passengers can enjoy having their bags carried for all 3 days of their journey, enabling them to concentrate on the spectacular scenery instead of struggling with a heavy pack. From hot showers to walk-in tents and off the ground camping bed, everything has been thought of. There's even gourmet meals on tour, designed and prepared by renowned Tassie master chef Karen Goodwin Roberts author of the Tasmania book 'Picnics in Paradise" and include mouthwatering Tasmanian produce such as BBQ Spring Bay scallops with tomato and verjuice salsa, hot smoked bush liqueur ocean trout, slow cooked beef with bacon and parsley and spiced strawberries and rhubarb with shortbread and meander valley cream. Wondering where the adventure aspect comes in to such a luxury-style walking tour? It's all in the nature and wildlife that surrounds you every step of the way.
Owner Mark Norek says "Maria Island holds a special place in my heart, I proposed to my wife Vicki on the top of the island's Bishop & Clerk summit. This island is pure heaven and has everything you would want in a walking holiday including spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and so much natural beauty, it's one of Tasmania's little gems that is unknown to many Australians, and I'm very passionate about sharing the secret of this magical place with our guests".
Life's An Adventure's 3 day Maria Island walking holidays start from $999 per person with earlybird savings of $200 per couple. A 10% discount is also available for those combining their Bay of Fires and Maria Island tours. Full details can be found at their website.
Photos courtesy of Nick Osbourne from Osbourne Images.