Welcome to Triabunna
Nondescript Triabunna, 8km north of Orford, was founded as a military outpost in 1830. The town squats on an inlet of Spring Bay and shelters a small cray- and scallop-fishing fleet. There’s a shambling old waterside pub here and the Triabunna Visitor Information Centre, but not much else of interest to tourists…other than the fact that this is the jumping-off point for magical Maria Island National Park. The old woodchip mill by the harbour has been making headlines in recent years; a major tourism redevelopment here is under way.
Word nerds may be interested to learn that the name Triabunna is a local Aboriginal word for native hen.