Maria Island National Park

National Park in The East Coast

The car-free Maria Island was declared a national park in 1972. Its chequered history provides some interesting UNESCO World Heritage–listed convict and industrial ruins among exquisite natural features: forests, mountains, fossil-studded sandstone and limestone cliffs, and empty beaches. Maria is popular with bushwalkers, mountain bikers and birdwatchers, and snorkellers and divers are in for a treat. National park fees apply; island info is available at the visitors reception area in the old Commissariat Store near the pier.

Getting here is part of the adventure: catch the ferry from Triabunna.