Maria Island National Park offers the most amazing diversity of geography, flora and fauna experiences to be found anywhere in Tasmania.
There are pristine white sand beaches, bordered by granite boulders covered in startling red lichen, and dramatic mountains, with dense forests that vary from tall eucalyptus to alpine scrub as the altitude changes.
There is a strong colonial history, with buildings from the 19th century varying from penal settlements to the ghost town of Darlington, that was once home to hundreds. Aboriginal campsites can still be found on the shoreline and fossil cliffs reveal secrets of life from millions of years past.
Arguably the highlight, though, is the stunning amount of native wildlife, including wallabies, wombats, cockatoos and penguins, which can all be found within easy walking distance of the shores. The island can be visited for day trips by ferry or enjoyed at length on a guided three-day walk.
Suggested Maria Island National Park itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Maria Island National Park, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Maria Island National Park
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Places near Maria Island National Park
- Freycinet National Park 31 miles away
- Swansea 34 miles away
- Richmond 35 miles away
- Port Arthur 39 miles away
- Hobart 43 miles away
- Huon Valley 61 miles away
- Mount Field National Park 77 miles away
- Tasmania 78 miles away
- Launceston 95 miles away
- Deloraine 106 miles away
- Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park 126 miles away
- Strahan & Gordon River 145 miles away
- Stanley 193 miles away
- Wilsons Promontory National Park 271 miles away
Ideas for experiencing Maria Island National Park
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Maria Island National Park, and which use the best local guides.