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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6234 2999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the full day cruise on Maria Island Cruises. We circumnavigated the Island and stopped off for a lovely provided lunch. Then we spent a couple of hours exploring the island. Saw plenty of Aussie wildlife. The Wombats are so friendly. The Island itself...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bubbo61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maria Island is a special place which has been used to creat a separate haven for Tasmania devils, free if the facial tumor disease, incase of extinction. The island used to have a settlement and this has been converted into bike hire, museums and some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Connector646574
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have heard of Maria Island but nothing about what is over there including the fauna, the historical buildings (some from the convict times), the cliffs and the various walks. First was checking in at the Information centre where the 2 ladies were very friendly and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank 188petere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boat left at 9 am went across and the skipper was able to put the boat right into a cave. Spectacular the colours the sun coming through a hole in the wall. On to the seals sleeping on the rocks round the corner to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Took a day trip to Maria Island using encounter Maria ferry service. I had a friend visiting from Victoria who had never seen a wombat. We arrived in time for low tide and viewed the spectacular painted cliffs and then on our walk back to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank inexhile
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We had an amazing day on Maria Island. Took a packed lunch over on the ferry and hired bikes to ride around and see the various points of interest. There is something for everyone: wlidlife (wombats everywhere!), historical buildings and nature. A must do.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank donnamij
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

All we were hoping for was to see a wombat (not roadkill), so we packed a lunch and booked the ferry to Maria Island. The ferry trip across was comfortable. The island is windswept and spartan (as written in the brochure) - we were prepared...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank opallady2018
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Maria Island National Park is a beautiful nature reserve for wildlife, historic ruins (UNESCO World Heritage Site), rugged cliffs, hiking, biking and beautiful scenery. We saw lots of wombats during the day and small Pademelon Wallabies amongst the forest. Some wombats will let you approach...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank worldseeker2014
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed exploring Maria island so much we ended up doing it twice!! The whole island is a national park and therefore offers protection to its abundant wildlife and forest - including a newly established, disease free Tasmanian devil population! You get the ferry (run...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank cirwin1730
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We spend a long week-end on Maria, staying in the penitentiary. We took over our bikes and you need to remember to take over everything you need (its only $10 a bag. We tool our large back packs and a large eski. Had a wonderful...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Lochner
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Rhea H
8 February 2018|
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Response from Philparke101 | Reviewed this property |
We always leave ours at Triabunna near where the ferry leaves - most folks do and haven’t heard of any problems
24 October 2017|
Response from DavidandPeta | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think there’ll be any other options near the ferry terminal however if you’re coming up from Hobart and have a vehicle you’d be best hiring from there.