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 .
Tours to Maria Island National Park
Full-Day Tour to Wineglass Bay from Hobart BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $79
Duration: 12 hours
Full-Day Maria Island Scenic Cruise Including Buffet Lunch and Guided Walk BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $162
Duration: 8 hours
Maria Island National Park Reviews
Wasn't sure I was going to make the early ferry driving down from Bicheno, but made it in the nick of time and then proceeded to have an absolutely magical time on this island. The combination of unto... more »
We loved this island so so so much. The ticket to Maria Island is not cheap at AUD45/pax but I assure you it is so worth it for a day of exploring a remote island with little sign of human life, but w... more »
Such a great place! I traveled all the way from France to look at wombats in their natural habitat and this National Park/island is the perfect place to observe them. I stayed four days in one of the old convict rooms which was much more comfortable than I expect (beware of the mosquitoes though!) and I even got the chance to see two wild devils. Definitely the best stop of the Tasmanian tour I did! I highly recommend to stay at the very least 3 days to have enough time to walk around the island and take time to disconnect.
Wombats everywhere! Bishop and Clerk is a great hike! A wonderful adventure. Please consider staying a night so you can see all the animals come out.
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