Maria Island National Park
Step back in time, slow down and enjoy a big day out on this island National Park. Maria Island has a diverse range of highlights including convict history, spectacular coastal cliffs and deserted beaches. Sail away to a unique island paradise - a Noah's Ark for Tasmanian wildlife, spectacular scenery and world heritage history.
Just one hourâ€™s drive from Hobart, on Tasmania's East Coast, Maria Island is a stunning island National Park accessed by boat. It is rich in local wildlife, amazing scenery and world heritage convict history. We enjoy a series of short walks exploring the beautiful Painted Cliffs, the dramatic Fossil Cliffs along with the remarkable Darlington World Heritage convict site. With no cars on the island the area is peaceful, beautiful, the pace is slow and relaxed, and the beaches are perfect for summer swimming without the crowds.
The walking on Maria Island is graded as easy walking. However, we are on the island for around 6 hours, with around 10kms of walking trails to explore. There is time to swim and relax should you choose to.
The island is a Noah's ark for wildlife and is home to wallabies, kangaroo's, rare Cape Barren Geese, wombats and the recently introduced Tasmanian Devi as part of the Save the Tasmanian Devil program. Swim in the pristine sheltered bays and beaches. Watch out for dolphins, seals and penguins â€“ even the odd whale - all often seen during your boat crossing to this island paradise. The island is a world away yet so close to your doorstep from Hobart!
Explore Maria Island National Park (6hrs)
Boat cruise across Mercury Passage to island (45mins each way)
Painted Cliffs Walk
Fossil Cliffs Walk
Darlington World Heritage Convict Site
Amazing abundant wildlife
Return boat cruise to Maria Island
National Parks Entrance Fees
Professionally guided and interpreted walks
CBD Hotel/Hostel pick up and drop off
NOTE: Meals are not included.
NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2017 - 2018 season. The 2017 - 2018 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2017 to the 31st March 2018. The 2018 - 2019 season rates commence on the 1st April 2018.