We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Maria Island National Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6234 2999
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

National park offers excellent bushwalking, fishing and wildlife viewing of...

National park offers excellent bushwalking, fishing and wildlife viewing of the island's more than 80 species of birds and native animals, including emus and wallabies that are frequently sighted.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Wineglass Bay Day Trip from Hobart
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 225 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 184
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Be Prepared To Walk

Caught the ferry from Triabunna at 10.30am and took about 40 mins to reach the island. After visiting the information centre we decided to do the 2 hour Fossil Cliffs circuit.It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 211: English reviews
Level Contributor
67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught the ferry from Triabunna at 10.30am and took about 40 mins to reach the island. After visiting the information centre we decided to do the 2 hour Fossil Cliffs circuit.It was a reasonably easy walk with only one hill to climb which two 69 year olds managed OK. After the walk we looked over the buildings at the little... More 

3 Thank Sav48
Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was my over-all highlight for a week in Tasmania. So many animals, beautiful beaches, great camping - next time we'll stay longer. Saw Wombats, Pademelons, Tassie Devils all in the camping ground itself.

2 Thank gosnm
Level Contributor
812 reviews
413 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,228 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A group of 12 of us headed over for a week to disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other. And it was a success. Each couple had to cook one dinner but for the whole group which worked out well. We camped at a simple campsite which we had all to ourselves. We caught the ferry from Triabunna which... More 

2 Thank UrbanDrifter
Level Contributor
160 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We stayed one night in the penitentiary, and really struggled to get good information before our visit. So I hope this review helps others. We stayed in Orford, and bought our provisions in the supermarket there. It had everything we needed. It was a 15 ninute drive from there to the small town of Triabunna. Firstly, the boat trip. The... More 

5 Thank janthefan
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The day started out right with a dolphin sighting on the ferry trip to the Island. We did the walk to the fossil rocks & to the painted cliffs with a little time left to explore the buildings. I would recommend that you time your trip for a low tide so that the painted cliffs are easily accessible. We saw... More 

1 Thank trishas_trips55
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Maria Island is a perfect example of what Tasmania is all about! It's so rugged and feels so historical. The views are amazing! When we stayed wombats came right up to us for a pat and the wildlife is just abundant! We saw Tassie Devils, Cape Barron geese and plenty of kangaroos and wallabies! Absolutely beautiful! 10/10 would recommend if... More 

Thank ruubynicola
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We really loved this place and cant wait to return - two nights not enough! From the glorious walk to Bishop and Clerk, the beautiful painted cliffs and the cosyness of our room at the Penitentiary with a cosy fire glowing. The wildlife is everywhere - we even saw a wild tassie devil!! We plan to come back for a... More 

Thank Lee T
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is the best cruise you can go on, Mike and Jess look after you from beginning to end. Mike picked us up in Hobart and drove us to Triabunna, we got on the boat and had an amazing trip all around the island by boat, seeing great views. We saw albatross, seals, dolphins, herons, rays and many sea birds.... More 

5 Thank cornishdawn
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We visited Maria Island in February 2017 and it was a beautiful day - around 17 deg celc and a sunny day. Catching the 11am ferry and arriving at approx. 11:40am, we collected our park map from the information centre there and first went to the Fossil Cliffs circuit. For the first part, the walk took us across open, dry... More 

4 Thank Bronte B
Greater Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

A few friends and myself headed over to Maria for a few nights earlier this summer. If you enjoy being out and about with nature or visiting sites that were used an age ago, Maria island is a good pick for you! The ferry over from Triabunna takes about 30mins each way. They have campgrounds with a shelter housing bbqs/hotplates... More 

Thank Julian H

Travellers who viewed Maria Island National Park also viewed

Tasmania, Australia

Been to Maria Island National Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Maria Island National Park and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question
Melbourne, Australia
over a year ago

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Maria Island National Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?