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Maria Island National Park

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Please Note: Access to Maria Island is available from Triabunna by Maria Island Ferry and Eco Cruises. Running times will vary throughout the year and Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania take no responsibility for varied or cancelled sailings.

For current timetables, fares and daily crossing information please contact Maria Island Ferry and Eco Cruises on 0419 746 668 or see www.mariaislandferry.com.au,  
before your planned departure.

Maria Island can only be reached by boat or plane. To reach Triabunna (the nearest town on the coast near Maria Island) from Hobart, drive on the A3 road to Sorell and then on towards Orford on Tasmania's east coast. This drive takes approximately one and a half hours. From Launceston, take the Midlands Highway (A1) south to Campbell Town, the B34 to Swansea, and the A3 to Triabunna. It takes about two and a half hours from Launceston.

Important points for visitors:

 

  • Triabunna is about 90 minutes drive from Hobart
  • Passengers are reminded that Maria Island is a National Park and that park entry fees apply upon arrival.
  • There are no shops on the island so visitors are required to bring their own food, warm gear, etc. There are shops in Triabunna.
  • For accommodation bookings in the Penitentiary telephone the East Coast Visitor Information Network  on (03) 6256 4772 or book online - see our Camping information for Maria Island.