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Maria Island National Park: Tours & Tickets

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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of our best days out on our trip to Tasmania. We walked about 8 miles total and saw beautiful cliffs and so many wombats, kangaroos and birds. Also a very interesting historical site. We just took the 9 am ferry over and were ready...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank biarritz99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends from Tassie show us this great place where a lot happend there. Nice to see the Wombat, kangaroos and Waliby . And the houses from 150 years ago build by the prisoners .

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Journeyforlifealways
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Wasn't sure I was going to make the early ferry driving down from Bicheno, but made it in the nick of time and then proceeded to have an absolutely magical time on this island. The combination of untouched wilderness, roaming wildlife (SO many wombats), isolation,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Drez1352
Reviewed 26 August 2019

We loved this island so so so much. The ticket to Maria Island is not cheap at AUD45/pax but I assure you it is so worth it for a day of exploring a remote island with little sign of human life, but with Mother Nature...More

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank pippxz
Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

A really lovely national park. We spent 2 days in Cradle Mt and were excited about seeing 2 wombats. Here, they were too many to count and all over the island roaming. The island is beautiful and unspoiled with few facilities but it’s definitely worth...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank nutbagloh
Reviewed 8 May 2019

What a place to visit and pull the plug off for technology. Wonderful. Womabts roaming around, nice greenery, painted cliffs, beaches, beautiful place

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Premkrishnan512
Reviewed 25 April 2019 via mobile

We loved our half day trip to Maria Island today, which we felt was plenty of time to initially explore and understand this beautiful place. We caught the 9am ferry over and the 2pm ferry back. During this time we did the Fossil Cliff Walk...More

Date of experience: April 2019
6  Thank cmzajicek88
Reviewed 18 April 2019

We took the ferry here one morning. The ferry doesn't run everyday in winter so check before you go, because we didn't before we drove the first time... From the ferry we saw a sealion. On the island there were a lot of wombats, pademelons,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Anette12345
Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

We took our own bikes over on the 9 am ferry. You need all your own supplies. We saw wombats galore. We managed the top of the island fossil bay and the painted cliffs. You would need to stay one or two nights to explore...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank davidandjennyt
Reviewed 27 March 2019

The tourist office in Triabunna where you buy the ferry tickets was very helpful and provided a map of the short walks that are easily done - we managed three quite comfortably in the six hours we had on the island. The commissariat store also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank John D
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Jerry_PJR
29 September 2019|
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Response from pippxz | Reviewed this property |
My family stayed at an airbnb in Orford the night before and it was only a 15 minutes drive to the Maria Island terminal the next morning. You can head straight to Orford from Hobart and I think it is about an hour's drive.
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Jerry_PJR
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Is there any rental of bicycle there? Or only can go by foot? Is it worth it the area if I only have about 1/2 a day there.
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