Maria's Island: From the author of the million copy bestseller, The Island

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Maria's Island: From the author of the million copy bestseller, The Island

Maria's Island: From the author of the million copy bestseller, The Island

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Nearly all the island's animals are native to Tasmania although some, including eastern grey kangaroos, red-necked wallabies, and Cape Barren geese, were introduced during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Many people take interest in Maria Island's history, and most of the island's walks include sites of historic interest.

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A substantial cement works was built at Darlington in the early 1920s, with a 2 ft gauge tramway [9] linking the quarries to the cement works and a new jetty.Tasmanians pronounce the name / m ə ˈ r aɪ ə/ mə- RY-ə, as did the early British settlers but the original pronunciation was / m ə ˈ r iː ə/ mə- REE-ə. The Reservoir Circuit is sheltered from the coastal winds and provides a glimpse of Maria Island's wildlife and history as you wander through open woodlands into a tall eucalypt forest. At the Fossils Cliffs you’ll see shellfish fossil beds unlike any other in the world, and across the island – spot a variety of wildlife including the rare and endangered species like the Swift Parrot and Cape Barron Goose and of course, the Tasmanian Devil. The Painted Cliffs are some of the most impressive sandstone rock formations you’ll find in Tasmania, filled with amazing colours and swirling patterns.

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Darlington has many old buildings and it has no permanent inhabitants other than a few park rangers. In 2012, rangers released 28 healthy devils on Maria Island so they could thrive and repopulate without risk of the cancer. Home to the World Heritage-listed convict probation site of Darlington , the island has seen convicts, an ill-fated industrial enterprise, and is today home to some of the most visible and plentiful wildlife in Australia. The effort is entirely worth it, because once you’re standing on the 620m high summit, you’ll have incredible vistas all the way back to the mainland and over soaring dolerite columns. It’s fair to say we saw and did a lot there, from hiking the Overland Track to road tripping the west coast, and a thousand and one things in between.Farming ended when the Tasmanian Government began purchasing properties from their owners in preparation for declaring the island a national park. South-west of the Painted Cliffs and just outside the marine section of the park, a disused coastal trader was sunk in 2007 to form a dive reef. Whether you are here on a day trip or plan on staying for a few nights, our list of what to do on Maria Island is guaranteed to help you make the most of your time here.



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