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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 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

2  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

1  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

3  Thank Lochner
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Enjoy the ferry ride and complete as many of the iconic walks as you can. Fantastic place to visit. Plenty of wildlife to see and historic buildings to explore.

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

This wasn't on our list of places to visit but decided on it at the last minute. What a wonderful time we had! The ferry ride in was scenic and relaxing, then we enjoyed the walk with its interesting terrain and ruins. The stand out...More

2  Thank SkyPie101
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Ferry was a good choice & discount for NP Pass & Pension. Island is stunning with great views, walking trails & lots of wombats. We are in our 60's & hired mountain bikes on the island & these were well maintained & great to tackle...More

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Thank Denise L
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We were lucky to book a cruise with East Coast Cruises, brilliant views of the fossil caves & painted cliffs, there are no food options on the island so come prepared or take the cruise that includes lunch in a lovely sheltered bay. Easy walking,...More

1  Thank StewyNT
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did a day trip to Maria Island as part of our one year anniversary holiday to Tasmania. We loved it. We took the 10:30 ferry out and 3:30 ferry back, which was enough time for us to walk both the Fossil...More

3  Thank Katie O
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We came here to see the Painted Cliffs. However, I had no idea how much wildlife was on Maria Island as well. I saw lots of wildlife. The first ones were birds pied oystercatchers and right after that ducks swimming on the ocean. I had...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We planned a day trip to Maria Island not really knowing what to expect. We hired bikes for the family (2 adults,3 kids) and it was great. We had a ball. The bikes were great and well maintained. Mark the cycle guide.was also great. Well...More

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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.