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.
Maria Island National Park reviews
It takes about 30 minutes via ferry from Triabunna to get to the island. Make sure you take everything you need (food and water) because there's no place to buy supplies once you leave other than on.... more »
What a treasure, easy walks to spectacular scenery, lots of local wildlife happy to pose for photos, the interpretation at Darlington settlement is wonderful, particularly the Convict history & the... 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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