Welcome to Maria Island National Park

Maria is laced with impressive scenery: curious cliffs, fern-draped forests, squeaky-sand beaches and azure seas. Forester (eastern grey) kangaroos, wombats and wallabies wander around; grey-plumed Cape Barren geese honk about on the grasslands; and an insurance population of Tasmanian devils (they're beset with disease on the mainland) has been released here and is thriving – more than 100 devils at last count. Below water there’s also lots to see, with good snorkelling and diving in the clear, shallow marine reserve.

In 1972 Maria became a national park, as much for its history as for its natural assets, and Darlington is now also a World Heritage–listed site.

The island doesn't have any shops: BYO food and gear.

Top experiences in Maria Island National Park

Maria Island National Park in detail