Time Required : 1 Day
Sprinkled in the Tasman Sea, Maria Island is known for its scenic beauty. A kaleidoscopic blend of untouched coastline, amazing wilderness and mountainous backdrop, spectacular sights are the norm. The pristine untouched beaches blanketed with verdant hues and filled with wildlife wonders make the island a haven for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. With more than 10 convict buildings and ancient ruins, this intoxicating land is also listed as one of the Australian Convict Sites among the World Heritage Sites.
The entire area is dedicated to the Maria Island National Park, teeming with diverse flora and abundant wildlife. Escape from civilization and embrace the rare combination of scenic beauty, rich history and endangered species. Once a convict site in the 1800s, you will discover numerous abandoned buildings and each of the structures has a tale to tell. Covered in Eucalyptus forest, the national park boasts distinct flora and fauna, most of them native to Tasmania. Currently, there are more than 100 marsupial species that wander across. The grassland is also populated by the Forester Kangaroos, Wallabies and Wombats. With more than 125 species, the birds are an attraction in this park. It includes the Swift Parrot as well as the Forty-spotted Pardalote that is hardly found anywhere else. Hence, Maria Island will allow you to step back in time and let those imaginations run wild. Trying to express the intoxicating charm of this place in words won’t really do justice. You have to see it to believe it.