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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 Spring Beach vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Spring Beach online trip itinerary planner.
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The whole of Maria Island is National Park and has a fascinating history. It started as a penal colony, became industrialised and then a farming location. Fortunately, a lot of the history is still...
The whole of Maria Island is National Park and has a fascinating history. It started as a penal colony, became industrialised and then a farming location. Fortunately, a lot of the history is still... more »
Great place to visit and see wombats. We rode bikes around part of the island, a quick swim at one of the beaches, a picnic lunch and then wombat spotting in the afternoon. The weather changed very...
Great place to visit and see wombats. We rode bikes around part of the island, a quick swim at one of the beaches, a picnic lunch and then wombat spotting in the afternoon. The weather changed very... more »
Gorgeous & stunning. Wish we were 20 years younger & could do some major back packing around here. Really loved our few hours on the island & did Fossil Cliffs walk. Would have gone further but the back started playing up. Spent a while exploring the penal ruins etc & really loved it!
Stunning Maria Island National Park is full of history, wildlife and nature preserved. Fantastic for walks or for cycling, swimming and snorkelling - with facilities for camping and bike hire. Ferry is available from Triabunna. We had an amazing time exploring the island. For a day trip, the Painted Cliffs is a must see. The loop track around from the jetty to Darlington to the Fossil Cliffs is the next recommendation.
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