Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia
Maria Island is a mountainous island off the east coast of Tasmania. The entire island is a National Park. Maria Island National Park has a total area of 115.50 km² which includes a marine area of 18.78 km², off the island's north-west coast. The island is about 20 km in length from north to south and, at its widest, is about 13 km west to east. There is one town on the island called Darlington. It has many historic buildings but is uninhabited.
Walking, bicycling, swimming, snorkelling, diving, bird watching, wildlife observation and relaxation are the main activities undertaken by visitors. Many people take interest in Maria Island's history, and most of the island's walks include sites of historic interest. The Painted Cliffs and the Fossil Cliffs are two popular walking destinations for day visitors, both on the island's coastline.
Things to see and do
* Snorkelling & diving
* Bird watching
* Wildlife observation
* Painted Cliffs & Fossil Cliffs
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – Park rangers
Land Area – 115.5 km²
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – There is a jetty located in Darlington Bay at the northern end of Maria Island.
Travel Links – A ferry provides a daily service from the town of Triabunna to the jetty in Darlington Bay at the northern end of Maria Island, a distance by sea of 16 km or nearly nine nautical miles. In summer the service is twice daily.