Maria Island is a national park off Tasmania’s East Coast, accessible only via a passenger ferry from Triabunna. There are no cars on Maria Island, no shops, pubs or cafes; you must be 100% self-reliant.
What you will find, are convict sites and some of Tasmania’s best nature spots. Explore Darlington Probation Station, and old convict site used prior to Port Arthur. On the west side of the island are the photogenic painted cliffs, accessible only within two hours of high-tide.
Maria Island can be visited over several hours, or you can camp over night; however there are no hotels, tents only.
The ferry from Triabunna departs several times a day and costs approximately $50 per adult.