Maria Island National Park, Tasmania

4.8
#11 of 96 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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  • An interesting place to explore with native Tasmanian wildlife. Lots of day walks. No facilities on the island but worth visiting for the wombats alone! No mechanised vehicles but you can cycle and th...  more »
  • The island is a fun 30 minute boat ride from Triabunna, where we had no issue parking first thing in the morning. We walked 3 fairly easy short walks: to the Painted Cliffs (wow!), the reservoir (for ...  more »
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  • 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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