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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

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The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

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Maria Island

Access


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Access to Maria Island is via ferry from Triabunna, the nearest town on the coast to the island.

Encounter Maria Island operate the ferry service, for current timetables, fares and crossing information please visit www.encountermaria.com.au BEFORE your planned departure.

Travelling to Triabunna from Hobart takes approximately one and a half hours. Take the A3 road to Sorell and then follow the signs to Orford on Tasmania's east coast.  

From Launceston, take the Midlands Highway (A1) south to Campbell Town, the B34 to Swansea, and the A3 to Triabunna. This drive takes about two and a half hours. 

Important points for visitors:

• Return ferry fares to Maria Island National Park include national park entry fees. Existing national parks pass holders will receive a $5 rebate on their ferry fare upon presentation of their parks pass.

• 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 contact the East Coast Visitor Information Network on (03) 6256 4772 or book online - see our Camping information for Maria Island.

*Maria Island can only be reached by boat or plane. Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania take no responsibility for varied or cancelled sailings.