Maria Island National Park, Tasmania

4.8
#10 of 95 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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  • You can also take a 60-minute cruise from Frecine. There is a good land on land, but it was also good to see from the sky.
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  • What a place to visit and pull the plug off for technology. Wonderful. Womabts roaming around, nice greenery, painted cliffs, beaches, beautiful place  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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