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Maria Island National Park, Tasmania

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Island National Park
Unwind and admire tall cliffs amidst greenery at Maria Island National Park, a natural wildlife sanctuary featuring World Heritage-listed historic ruins off the east coast of Tasmania. Explore a well-preserved convict probation station in the ghost town of Darlington, featuring a commissariat store built in 1825. Wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, and Tasmanian devils populate the grassland areas and tall eucalyptus forests. With excellent hiking and cycling opportunities, the island draws both day-trippers and overnight visitors. Accessible only by ferry, the park offers basic tourist facilities. Using our international travel planner, Copping attractions like Maria Island National Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Had been looking forward to going to Maria Island for a while & were going to do the lunch cruise but that all stops 1st May, $50 for the ferry for a 30 mins ride we feel is pretty steep, 1st ferry le...  more »
  • I was afraid, after reading some of the descriptions of Maria Island, that all the walks would be too difficult for me, but they weren't at all. The views were glorious, the water incredibly blue, and...  more »
  • My partner and I decided to walk the bishop and clerk trail which goes to the top of the island. It was full of surprises and we arrived at the top to be above cloud level on the day. When the clouds ...  more »
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  • This is a must-do in Tasmania! A beautiful place by day, but if you can manage to be there at dusk and overnight, that's when all the wildlife (wombats, wallabies, Tasmanian Devils, etc.) comes out. (Make sure to carry a flashlight.) Also cool are the Painted Cliffs, and the beaches at the isthmus are beautiful.
  • Amazing experience hiking, camping and free diving. Also getting to see wombats, kangaroos and pademelons up close was incredible.
  • I had the best time visiting Maria Island, a step back in time and so peaceful. Tranquil. Thankyou to our skipper Andree for getting us there and back safely, also for your time and great sense of humour! I will definitely be back to explore some more of the magestic Maria Island.
  • This place is paradise. I love how there are no set rules in exploring this place. Many different walks and the places of interest can be reached in different ways also. Every time I come here I discover something new.
  • Beautiful landscapes and plenty of helpful staff. I wish their kitchen facilities were a bit better.