Maria Island National Park, Tasmania

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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. Make Maria Island National Park a centerpiece of your Orford vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Orford online trip itinerary planner .
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  • I hired a bicycle from Bike It on Maria Island and cruised down the coast road to the isthmus. The bike hire people are really friendly and the bikes are perfect for the conditions. Highly recommend! ...  more »
  • We went over to Maria Island for the day hoping mostly to see wildlife during some of the walks. It was a very warm sunny day that was lovely for hiking, but the wildlife was in hiding. We did not see...  more »
  • 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, $50 for the ferry for a 30 mins ride we feel is pretty steep, 1st ferry le...  more »
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  • Amazing place! Pademelons, kangaroos, wombats and devils roaming around. Beautiful nature and plenty of great walks. We stayed in the camping ground and it was great. The kitchen has BBQs and ha stoves. There is not pots, pans, plates etc so remember to bring your own. Cold shower is free, warm is 1$ for 2 minutes (?).
  • 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.
  • Always a favourite local getaway. Threatened species program is highly commendable.
  • 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.

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