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Maria Island National Park

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Address: Tasmania, Australia
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+61 3 6234 2999
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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National park offers excellent bushwalking, fishing and wildlife viewing of...

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.

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Beaut spot to spend a few days

A few friends and myself headed over to Maria for a few nights earlier this summer. If you enjoy being out and about with nature or visiting sites that were used an age ago, Maria... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Greater Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Maria Island in February 2017 and it was a beautiful day - around 17 deg celc and a sunny day. Catching the 11am ferry and arriving at approx. 11:40am, we collected our park map from the information centre there and first went to the Fossil Cliffs circuit. For the first part, the walk took us across open, dry... More 

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A few friends and myself headed over to Maria for a few nights earlier this summer. If you enjoy being out and about with nature or visiting sites that were used an age ago, Maria island is a good pick for you! The ferry over from Triabunna takes about 30mins each way. They have campgrounds with a shelter housing bbqs/hotplates... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Depending on what you want to do, Maria Island may be the place for you! We hired bikes from the park rangers (Tip: they only have a certain number, so make that your first stop if you're on during a busy time) for $25 AUD for the day. Since we took the 9:30am ferry to the island and needed to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this wonderful national park on 5 Dec 2016 & spent the day wandering around this beautiful island with differing vegetation lots of animals & birds. Plan your day to visit Painted cliffs at low tide to get the most from it.. Also I think you need to love walking although if not climbing Bishop & Clerk or Mt Maria... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If not staying overnight, the Maria Island Ferry insists that you take the first boat back if you take the first boat over in the morning (which is understandable when they are fully booked). Therefore you will have four and a half hours on the island. This was just the right amount of time for us to: - thoroughly explore... More 

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

For an authentic experience of convict quarters, Maria Island is a wonderful place to visit. A good tip is to take your own bike as the island has numerous tracks to explore. Cooking is done in a communal hall with basic but adequate facilities. There are also communal bathrooms and you need to provide your own lighting as there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you're in Tasmania. The island is in great shape. There's an interesting amount of history on the island. But the walks, scenery, and wildlife is second to none. Just be conscious of time. Some of the walks are quite a challenge. But try to do Bishop and Clarke if you have the fitness. Exceptional views.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I got the 11 am ferry over to the island. Packed our lunches and swimmers and had a great day exploring the island. The private secluded beaches were absolutely beautiful if was just a shame the water was FREEZING!!! We got the 4:30 ferry back to tribunna which was plenty of time for us.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We went to the island for a short trip 12:00 to 4:00. We only managed to go to the painted cliffs and the fossil cliffs on that time. The hikes are easy-medium with some uphills, you dont need to be in shape but is advised to being able to walk uphills. The scenery is beautiful. We wish we had more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We took the ferry at 11:00 and were supposed to go back at 16:30. We were worried about time and wanted to rent a bike but there were none available. Luckily, four hours is plenty of time to visit the painted cliffs and the fossils cliff. Both are beautiful! Take a swimming suit to get in the clear waters of... More 

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