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The convict colony

Maria Island used to be a convict colony. The convicts were the first ones on this island. The... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
A Living Museum

The ferry from Triabunna was easy to find and the staff was courteous and helpful. There is a nice... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Baltimore, Ohio
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Maria Island, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Maria Island used to be a convict colony. The convicts were the first ones on this island. The historic Darlington was the convict colony. The convicts had to work very hard, in the industries or anything that needed to be made, like roads or repairs...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 18 March 2018

The ferry from Triabunna was easy to find and the staff was courteous and helpful. There is a nice, small gift shop and visitor center at the ferry terminal. The half hour trip to Darlington on Maria Island was comfortable and relatively scenic. Once on...More

Thank tthomas43105
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Mark was SO friendly getting us setup with our bikes, giving us a lay of the island, telling us a beautiful spot for a picnic, and helping us have a wonderful day! We saw SO many wombats, beautiful geese, forrester kangaroos, and of course the...More

Thank Amina K
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We just spent the day on Maria Island riding... Beautiful... Awsome scenery...Mark where we hired the bikes was helpful..bikes were good and overall it's a thoroughly enjoyable day...my friend had not ridden a bike for 20 years...loved it...we will be back!!! To spend the night...More

Thank Heather g
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Such as amazing place. The wildlife was awesome and everywhere. So many wombats and we could get quite close. The information from the national parks and wildlife was comprehensive as was the information on Tassie devils. The highlight for us with teenage kids was cycling...More

Thank Kylie C
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Maria Island is an almost unspoilt gem with a nicely light visitor footprint and an extraordinary collection of Australian animals, almost all introduced from the mainland to what is an offshore reserve unthreatened by disease and sometimes quite remarkably tame. Geologically, the painted cliffs are...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Encounter Maria Island run the ferries to spectacular Maria Island off Tasmania’s east coast. The ferry is big and modern and the staff very helpful and professional. For those not on the know about Maria Island it is an old convict settlement and now a...More

Thank cathyherlihy
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This was the best part of our trip. the cuise is something that you will definitly remember. the crew of the boat are great they know everything about the island and the penal colony there. we learned everything about the geology of the island which...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We are a family of four that spent a day on the island on Dec 24, 2017. We drove up an hour from the Tasman Peninsula. (Bonus was an unaffiliated espresso van parked alongside the dock at 8am before the ticket office) What a great...More

Thank efschneider
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Very comfortable half hour trip over to Maria Island from Triabunna. Ferry has both inside and outside seating, with the ability to go and relax at the front and take in the views. Staff very lovely and knowledgable. Bar/Coffee counter available to buy refreshments. These...More

Thank nik22192
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