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. Below the 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 Unesco World Heritage–listed site.

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

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Maria Island National Park in detail