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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.


Maria Island Walk, 4 Day, Day 2, Maria IslandArguably 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.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Maria Island National Park

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.

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    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.

    • Maria Island Walk — 4 Days
      Maria Island Walk, 4 Day, Day 3, Maria Island

      Maria Island Walk — 4 Days

      Maria Island Walk — 4 Days

      This outstanding four day guided walk is the most awarded tourism experience in the history of the Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards! Based on a beautiful island national park, the walk is a delightful blend of rare Tasmanian wildlife, convict heritage, elegant accommodation and gourmet dining.

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