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 50 kilometers away
- Swansea 55 kilometers away
- Richmond 55 kilometers away
- Port Arthur 62 kilometers away
- Hobart 69 kilometers away
- Huon Valley 97 kilometers away
- Mount Field National Park 124 kilometers away
- Tasmania 126 kilometers away
- Launceston 153 kilometers away
- Deloraine 170 kilometers away
- Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park 203 kilometers away
- Strahan & Gordon River 234 kilometers away
- Stanley 310 kilometers away
- Wilsons Promontory National Park 435 kilometers 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.