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Maria Island National Park, Tasmania

Categories: Islands, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • This place is amazing, beautiful. Definitely that place that you can't miss. Get from Hobart is relatively simple in bus and truck. Bad bus is that there is no return after 4 pm. Apart from that, once on the island that plays is walk and walk through beautiful landscapes. It is very easy to find animals. While they are not domesticated, if they have familiarity with the people and is allowed to see for a long time. If one does not bother them, you can take great pictures. It is a good idea to spend the night on the island because there is much to see. Dawn is good time for walking and still see animals. It is necessary to put food and water because on the island there is no shop or drinking water, although rain water can boil.
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  • What a beautiful and amazing place this is! We walked for miles with abundant nature, history, natural phenomena and great scenery all around us. This is to be thoroughly recommended for those who lik...  read more »
  • Maria (pronounced Ma-RYE-uh) Island (nicknamed Wombat Island) was definitely a highlight of our trip to Tasmania. Wombats were roaming everywhere, and we also saw several kangaroos and wallabies and h...  read more »
  • One of those amazing places that you visit and almost immediately plan to go again. A hidden treasure just 35 minutes boat trip from Triabunna. A microcosm of animals and historical buildings trapped in time and being expertly preserved by two National Park Rangers at any time. No shops (not even a cafe) so you need to take your own food; bikes for hire if you don't feel like walking all day; camping facilities including cabin style accommodation in the Penitentiary; beautiful scenery; lots of wildlife - all in all an amazing place.
  • I spent 3 months bicycle touring Australia. One month was spent in Tasmania. I found this place to be the highlight of my trip. The best part about this island is that no cars are allowed. No cars = no dead, rotting, bloated animals. What a haven!! I took my spot light out my first night and found the most wildlife I had ever encountered. Wallabies, wombats, tasmanian devils, possums (of course), and penguins. You'll need to camp at the south end of the island and wait until dusk to see penguins though. Well worth the trip and the ferry service to the island is ran by a very nice group of people. You won't regret coming out here.
  • Fantastic 4 days hiking and camping experience with Maria Island Walk. The camping facilities were excellent as were our guides.
  • I just see it in beautiful...👍👍
  • Tasmanian Devil cancer not infected with Moriah (Maria Island) floats on the East coast of Tasmania Island 2012 28 animals was released. In 1996, in the northeastern part of the island of Tasmania for the first time found a cancer became only the northwestern corner of the island now that it is contagious, spreading cancer has not been found. Devil 1996 100000 cats were decimated and 20000 animals.
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