Maria Island National Park, Tasmania

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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 Orford vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Orford online trip itinerary planner .
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  • We spend a long week-end on Maria, staying in the penitentiary. We took over our bikes and you need to remember to take over everything you need (its only $10 a bag. We tool our large back packs and a...  more »
  • Enjoy the ferry ride and complete as many of the iconic walks as you can. Fantastic place to visit. Plenty of wildlife to see and historic buildings to explore.  more »
  • Full day excursion to Maria Island. With the ferry from Triabunna. Maria Island in the years 1800 was also a place where they sent to prisoners, later there is some industry established (cement works and quarry) but now the national park. In Darlington, the only "village" on the island can you remember what see ruins of the prisoners age. Also here is the only place you could possibly spend the night. You can make beautiful walks on Maria Island. A must is certainly the Painted Cliffs, keep in mind the tide. Cliffs only accessible at low tide. In Darlington, you can also rent mountain bikes to explore the island. The island is also rich in wildlife. Wombats, kangaroos, .... On the island were also introduced but Tasmanian Devils back to spotting you should be having much luck.
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