The Maria Island Guided Walk was founded by Stan & Senna Ellerm in 2013 to provide a truly unique and exceptional walking experience for Tasmanian, domestic and international visitors. We focus on providing high quality, small group tours and employ the best guides in the business.

All of our guides have a wealth of knowledge of Maria Island and have been guiding on the island collectively for over 18 years.

The Maria Island Guided Walk is part of the Tasmanian owned company Tasmanian Hikes [established in 2005], who conduct guided walks throughout the Wilderness Heritage Areas of Tasmania. 

Our Guests choose to hike with us because of our extensive island knowledge, flexible itinerary and wholesome meals.

Maria Island is known for its wilderness, Aboriginal and European heritage and unique plant and animal species.

To ensure that our presence on the island does not impact on the environment, The Maria Island Guided Walk applies the principle of LEAVE NO TRACE. Leave no trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places that we visit.



Looking for work as a guide? We are seeking motivated guides, who have passion for the outdoors to join our team! Get in touch today!

Stan Ellerm-founder / outdoor leader

Stan is The Maria Island Guided Walk’s Head Outdoor Leader and he has been guiding walks in Tasmania for over 15 years. Originally hailing from New Zealand, Stan has walked extensively in New Zealand, Australia and Europe and has successfully self – summited Mont Blanc in France.

Stan is a fully qualified Outdoor Leader in Bushwalking, Abseiling and Rock Climbing and he is also a Volunteer Ambulance Officer.

When Stan’s not in the bush, you will see him peddling his Penny Farthing around his home village of St Marys.