Maria Island, Tasmania

Maria Island, Tasmania


Maria Island, Tasmania.

Why now

Apart from sharing a name with our Head of Digital
Maria Alafouzou
, Maria Island is a national park that offers a
rare opportunity to get up close and personal with nature without
hordes of tourists. With easy access by ferry from Hobart, you can
choose to spend as little as a day here or embark on a several day
walking tour. Don’t expect any frills but do expect to see the
incredible Painted Cliffs and some spectacular wildlife. For
history buffs, Maria Island is also home to Darlington, the most
intact version of a 19th-century penal station for convicts in

When to go




Who to take with you

Someone adventurous and practical.

Most likely to bump into…

A wombat.

Don’t miss

The Painted Cliffs and spectrum of wildlife from echidnas to
Tasmanian devils.

An essential you need to bring with you


– there are no shops on the island.

How to get there

Take a boat from Triabunna by


. Triabunna is a 90-minute drive from Hobart.

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