Maria Island has been described as Tasmania’s Noah’s Ark and not surprisingly.
Maria Island has also been home to explorers, whalers, sealers, convicts, fishermen, farmers and industrialists, and their influence on Maria Island is still very visible. The World Heritage listed Darlington settlement is beautifully preserved and is one of the best examples of Probation Convict Settlements in the world. The Darlington convict settlement pre-dates the more widely known Port Arthur.
The island was declared a National Park in 1972 and is now home to only two park rangers.
A short paragraph cannot capture the unique and fascinating history of Maria Island. The best way to learn is to visit with us- our guides will be delighted to bring the island’s captivating history to life for you.
Award Winning Island
The walk that keeps walking off with the awards, winner of multiple Ecotourism, Travel & Tourism, Business and Gourmet Traveller Awards, find out what makes this walk so special.
The beauty of Maria Island speaks for itself.
The Maria Island Walk acknowledges the Aboriginal Communities and Traditional Custodians of country throughout Tasmania and we recognise their continued connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging, as we seek to understand their history, and learn from their knowledge.