Maria Island National Park, Tasmania

#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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  • 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.

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