Maria Island National Park, Tasmania

4.8
#10 of 81 in Nature in Tasmania
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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  • Make the effort to visit Maria Island! It is amazing in SO many ways. We spent over 2 months traveling in Australia and our time spent on Maria Island will long be remembered as MY VERY FAVORITE DAY. ...  more »
  • Haven’t been here since a primary school trip back in the day and great to see it well kept and maintained. Hired a bike for the day (glad we did), hadn’t rode a bike for years but had fun. Did most o...  more »
  • Maria Island was the best day of my 5 holidays to Tasmania. We did a one day cruise with eastcoastcruises. Really did have morning tea with a colony of seals, cruised with dolphins, visited amazing ca...  more »
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  • Had a wonderful time here! No cars in the island but you can hire bikes for $33 a day in it's totally worth! There are three campsites, two are free and you have to walk a few hours to arrive there. The other one it's placed near the ferry arrival and has kitchen, drinkable water and showers. Be ready to meet a lot of wild animals. Totally loved this place
  • We just spent a great day on Maria Island, we hired mountain bikes for $33 each for the day as there are no cars allowed, the roads can be rough and sandy in places but nothing that these well maintained bikes cannot handle. We only rode to Return Point which is about half way along the island and returned to the dropoff point and did some more exploring, there is lots to see and there are native animals everywhere.
  • Fantastic place to get up close to Tasmania’s wildlife. Their are no cars allowed on the Island apart from a few service vehicles. But bicycles are allowed or you can hire some which I recommend doing.
  • Spend a day or stay overnight. Truely unique landscapes. Hire a bike ashore to make the most of your time. New bike and boat operators are very professional and courteous.
  • An awesome day out with my young teenage boys & husband. We hired bikes $20ea for the day & set off to discover kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, birds & lovely scenery. The layered history is interesting & we would have loved more time to explore the wilderness. Would be a great place to camp for a few days.
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