World Heritage Listed Maria Island National Park is a precious gem in the crown of Tasmania’s East Coast, a mixture of remote wildness, convict ruins, sapphire waters and pure white beaches rimmed by marine protected area. A Tasmanian eBike Adventure of Maria immerses guests in land and seascape, stories and timeless sense of place.
All tours are on a private basis, customised to the needs and interests of guests.
Palawa Tasmanian’s have held wukaluwikayna as sacred spiritual gateway since the beginning of time. Situated in the lands and waters of the Oyster Bay Nation the original local people observed transient arrivals of the first Europeans. Explorer Abel Tasman named the island Maria in 1642 after Maria van Dieman, wife of Anthony van Diemen then Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies in Batavia. Your story-based adventure connects you to the island’s convict inhabitants and their struggles to escape, along with the pioneering spirit of 19th century Italian entrepreneur, viticulturist and industrialist Diago Bernacchi and the visionary wildlife conservationists responsible for the protection of Maria as a National Park in 1972.
A Maria Adventure is an all-encompassing expedition exploring the trail network and stories of Maria Island, its coast hinterland forests, magnificent beaches and World Heritage listed cultural sites. Your adventure will accommodate the weather and wind conditions of the day to support an experience that encapsulates the stories and tastes of Wild Tasmania, accompanied by lovingly crafted Tasmanian gourmet produce, catered picnic-style during the day.