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Maria Island National Park

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Address: Tasmania, Australia
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+61 3 6234 2999
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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National park offers excellent bushwalking, fishing and wildlife viewing of...

National park offers excellent bushwalking, fishing and wildlife viewing of the island's more than 80 species of birds and native animals, including emus and wallabies that are frequently sighted.

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Convict experience

For an authentic experience of convict quarters, Maria Island is a wonderful place to visit. A good tip is to take your own bike as the island has numerous tracks to explore... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Gwen G
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For an authentic experience of convict quarters, Maria Island is a wonderful place to visit. A good tip is to take your own bike as the island has numerous tracks to explore. Cooking is done in a communal hall with basic but adequate facilities. There are also communal bathrooms and you need to provide your own lighting as there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you're in Tasmania. The island is in great shape. There's an interesting amount of history on the island. But the walks, scenery, and wildlife is second to none. Just be conscious of time. Some of the walks are quite a challenge. But try to do Bishop and Clarke if you have the fitness. Exceptional views.

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Thank Kai W
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I got the 11 am ferry over to the island. Packed our lunches and swimmers and had a great day exploring the island. The private secluded beaches were absolutely beautiful if was just a shame the water was FREEZING!!! We got the 4:30 ferry back to tribunna which was plenty of time for us.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the island for a short trip 12:00 to 4:00. We only managed to go to the painted cliffs and the fossil cliffs on that time. The hikes are easy-medium with some uphills, you dont need to be in shape but is advised to being able to walk uphills. The scenery is beautiful. We wish we had more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the ferry at 11:00 and were supposed to go back at 16:30. We were worried about time and wanted to rent a bike but there were none available. Luckily, four hours is plenty of time to visit the painted cliffs and the fossils cliff. Both are beautiful! Take a swimming suit to get in the clear waters of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maria island was the most beautiful place I visited in Tasmania. We stayed at the campground in Darlington and hiked the bishop and Clerk peak. You will see plenty of wildlife.

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Thank Cathal G
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our third trip to the Island - which is one of our favourite destinations in the world. The naturalised animals outnumber the visitors by a huge margin. Staying overnight in a tent or the penitentiary adds so much to the experience. Particularly In the early evening and morning, the wombats, pademelons, wallabies, kangaroos, Cape Barren geese, rosellas and Native hens... More 

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Thank NorrieCarol912
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Explore the Majestic island on the East Coast of Tasmania. Take a ferry form Triabuanna, which take 30 mins to the Island. Book an accomodation on the island with the Tasmania National parks services or take all your camping gears to stay there for a night. The island have spectacular views of the ocean. Explore the fossil cliffs and Painted... More 

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Thank Bhargav P
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

One day isn't enough. Plan to stay on the island. It is spectacularly beautiful. The wildlife is very special. Great walking tracks. Something for everyone and every level of ability.

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Thank gailsadventures2016
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The walk to the fossils and seeing so many fossils was interesting. Then to Darlington for some of the varied history, penal, farming, industrial and now National Park. Then for me the best attraction, the Painted cliffs, just awesome.

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