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Maria Island National Park

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Address: Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6234 2999
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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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Great walks, interesting history and amazing scenery.

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... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a magic day on Maria, following the Fossil Cliffs trail. To a couple of old fossils the 3 hour walk seemed about right for us and it was. We explored the old buildings, and read the stories of the convict days, found some old machinery from the cement factory days and, yes, wandered along the fossil cliffs looking... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful, nearly untouched spot Maria Island is. We went over there on the ferry and came back the same day but managed to fit in the Bishop and Clerk trek (about 4 hours) and a quick stop to the Painted Cliffs. The flora and fauna at Maria Island is majestic, whether it be the views from Bishop and... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful thriving island, filled with all kinds of wildlife such as wombats, Tasmanian devils, Cape Barren geese, kangaroos and wallabies as well as 125 species of bird life, as well as all kinds of flora and fauna. The beach is beautiful and the Painted Cliffs are a must see, where hundreds of shells of every colour and pattern, and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the Maria Island Ferry for a day trip to Maria Island. The whole island is a national park. The wildlife is everywhere. Kangaroos, Wombats. Wild Geese. The main attractions are the convict era buildings and the natural features. Fossil Cliffs. Painted Cliffs. Reservoir Circuit. The island requires a lot of walking and there are NO shops on site, so... More 

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Beaudesert, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Four of us in our 50/60s set off on a choppy, windy, wet morning with some trepidation of what lay ahead in terms of weather conditions. What a stunning day! The only time it really rained we had just settled in the undercover BBQ area to share our lunch (near an open fireplace). We did both the Painted Cliff and... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We spent only a day here, so time was limited. Hiked to Fossil Cliff and partway to Painted Cliff. Close enough to see and photograph it. Lots of human as well as natural history here. A place to go slow, look closely, and take your time. Most of the animals allow close enough approach for fantastic pictures.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

No doubt in past, Maria Island would not have been appreciated such as we can do today. The island's history makes for hard and sad tale. Today however, the isolation and exploring is a surreal experience where wild animals and raw nature are around every corner (not to mention the occasional windy shower atop of Bishop and Clerk) This was... More 

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2 Thank Brian K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time exploring Maria with Stan from Tasmanian Hikes. Ably assisted by Senna and Natalie, who provided gourmet meals and fantastic company, Stan's expert knowledge made our hiking holiday relaxing and care free, as well as very enjoyable. My 11 year old son had expressed some doubts re the appeal of a walking holiday, but even he... More 

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Stieglitz Tasmania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were expecting good things from our day on the island but the beauty and diversity of this place is just overwhelming. There are just so many layers to be savoured it is hard to know where to start. The "adventure" of the ferry ride across, the allure of the topography as you approach, you can't help but sense the... More 

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