Maria Island National Park, Tasmania

4.9
#10 of 88 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 Tasmania vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tasmania online trip itinerary planner .
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  • The boat left at 9 am went across and the skipper was able to put the boat right into a cave. Spectacular the colours the sun coming through a hole in the wall. On to the seals sleeping on the rocks r...  more »
  • This is the famous scene on the island of Maria, draw ink suspension cliff (painted cliffs). About 1 hours from the port of Lam, it is best to choose when the tide is low and the weather will be more beautiful on a sunny day.
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  • Took a day trip to Maria Island using encounter Maria ferry service. I had a friend visiting from Victoria who had never seen a wombat. We arrived in time for low tide and viewed the spectacular paint...  more »
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  • It's tough to find a place like this in Australia, a place where history and nature combines to create a perfect holiday retreat for those looking to explore. Walking trails, cycling trails, no cars, access only by boat and the only food is what you take. And wombats everywhere. A few Tassie Devils, and plenty of Geese as well amongst the Joeys. Seemingly so much to do in so little time. A definite highlight of the holiday
  • Loved my visit here. Was an amazing place full of history. Well worth it.
  • 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
  • Fantastic views and walks. Historical ruins tell the story of 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.
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