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Maria Island is a delight. An island of history, of beauty, an island with no vehicles, no shops. A place to relax and connect with nature.

The island is a thirty minute ferry off the east coast of Tasmania. The Painted Cliffs are stunning coloured sandstone sculptured by the sea and wind.

The Fossil Cliffs are limestone rocks containing numerous and varied fossils.

There are white beaches, open spaces, bush tracks.

The historic settlement of Darlington has been a convict probation station, a camp for whalers and sealers, a Victorian resort. The island has housed a cement works along with farming and fishing.


It is now a National Park and wildlife sanctuary. As well as wombats, there are wallabies and numerous bird species.