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The Isthmus. The Maria Island Walk

The Maria Island Walk celebrates 15 years on the wild side

One of Australia’s leading tourism experiences – the award-winning Maria Island Walk on Tasmania’s East Coast – is celebrating 15 years of memorable guided walks and experiences. In its 15-year history, the guides at Maria Island Walk have led nearly 1000 walks for guests from over 20 countries including the UK, Europe and North America,...
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The Maria Island Walk joins Australian Wildlife Collection

Tasmania’s multi-award winning Maria Island Walk is excited to announce that it has been named one of the 12 founding members of the recently launched Australian Wildlife Collection by Tourism Australia. Tourism Australia has chosen 12 exceptional wildlife encounters and brought them together under one umbrella. All of the 12 experiences have one thing in...
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Great Walks of Tasmania members enjoy success at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards

Great Walks Of Tasmania members enjoyed success at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards night in Hobart recently with The Tasmanian Walking Company picking up Gold in Ecotourism and Silver in Adventure Tourism, The Maria Island Walk collecting Gold in Adventure Tourism and The Bruny Island Long Weekend collected Bronze in the Tour and Transport Operator category.
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The Bruny Island Long Weekend becomes another Great Walk

The Great Walks Of Tasmania has just expanded with the award winning Bruny Island Long Weekend joining its ranks. Chairman of the group Ian Johnstone of The Maria Island Walk said “Great Walks of Tasmania brings together our leading walking operators to collaboratively promote Tasmania as global walking destination. Tasmania has long been recognised as Australia’s top...
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Tasmanian Walking Company take out Gold at the Australian Tourism Awards

At Tasmanian Walking Company we celebrated our first ever national awards win at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards 2015 held in Melbourne last week. We won a Gold medal for Ecotourism and a Silver Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism. With our commitment to preserving the environments in which we work, we were humbled...
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Tasmanian Walking Company takes out 3 gold in the Tasmanian Tourism Awards

Tasmanian Walking Company was thrilled to take out 3 awards at the 2015 Tasmanian Tourism Awards.  We have been working hard to up the anti across many aspects of the business so to receive the QANTAS Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism was really exciting, and then to take out both the Adventure Category and...
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The Maria Island Walk; finalist in Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards 2015

The Maria Island Walk is honoured to be a finalist in Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards 2015 for ‘Best Australian Adventure Experience’. ‘With only a few weeks till the end of our tremendous 12th season, we are excited to be nominated as a finalist in the Gold List Awards and want to thank everyone...
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The Maria Island Walk ‘No.1 thing to do in Australia this summer’

Tasmania’s acclaimed The Maria Island Walk is delighted to be selected and featured online as the no.1 thing to do in the ‘35 things to do in Australia this summer’ list by Australia’s highly respected and leading travel, design and cultural magazine, Vogue Living. The Maria Island Walk is a luxury four day guided walking...
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National Geographic Traveler ‘Tours of a Lifetime’

Great Walks of Tasmania member Tasmanian Expeditions has once again impressed the likes of the discerning US media with one of their multi-activity tours listed in National Geographic Traveler magazine’s prestigious “50 Tours of a Lifetime” list for 2014. The 6-day Cycle, Kayak and Walk Tasmania multi-activity tour, which propels travellers by bike from Launceston...
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Australian Traveller’s 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia

Four of the Great of Walks of Tasmania feature in Australian Traveller’s 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia list, highlighting the quality of our experiences.  Some 12,000 nominations were accepted and after some serious short listing, 20 of Australia’s most well travelled people were invited to rate each holiday. Here are the results: #13 Walk the Freycinet Experience –...
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Watch the Walls of Jerusalem video

In late 2012 the editors of Backpacker Magazine in the US sent over some of their editors to put dozens of products to the test in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. Tasmanian Expeditions guide Simon Mouchet accompanied the group to make sure they experienced Tasmania’s only true alpine national park in a style that...
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Maria Island Walk Wins Two Silver Awards

The Maria Island Walk is thrilled to have recently received two Silver Awards at the 2013 Tasmanian Tourism Awards. The accolades were collected in the categories of Tour and Transport Operator and Adventure Tourism. In 2008, 2011 and 2012 The Maria Island Walk was also judged the nation’s top Adventure Tourism operation, winning Best Adventure...
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Advanced Eco Certification for Freycinet Experience Walk

Twenty-two years ago when FEW was created, it was a trailblazer in eco design and walk management. So much so that it’s lodge was Australia’s first sustainably designed building to win the National Commercial Architecture Award. The walks ethos and focus has always been on how to make the least impact on the stunning environment...
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Maria Island Walk judged Australia’s top Adventure Tourism operator for third time

Tasmania’s acclaimed Maria Island Walk, was recently judged the nation’s top Adventure Tourism operation for the third time at the 2012 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards (having won in 2011 and 2008). The Maria Island Walk is a delightful blend of world heritage history, rare wildlife and tranquil island bliss. Where small groups and two friendly...
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The Maria Island Walk wins another National Tourism Award

Ian and Bronwyn Johnstone received the award for The Best Adventure Tourism Experience at the 2011  Qantas  Australian Tourism awards, having already won in 2008. “And we are having our busiest year ever, much of it through word-of-mouth referrals from national and international visitors,” Ian Johnstone says. The walk is tailored towards a niche market: people who...
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