Maria Island, Orford and Triabunna

Orford and Triabunna

Triabunna and Orford can be found around an hours drive North East of Hobart and are the gateway towns to the East Coast providing plenty of opportunities for a quick weekend excursion or the start of a week away.

Orford is a popular holiday town just an hours drive North East from Hobart with plenty of coastline to explore and a number of popular beaches for swimming during summer while also providing amazing views out towards Maria Island and the Freycinet Peninsula.

Triabunna is just north of Orford and features some amazing beaches great for swimming during the warmer months and fishing all year round. Triabunna also offers great diving with huge kelp gardens waiting just beneath the surface. Triabunna also offers easy access to Maria Island with the Maria Island Ferry departing from Triabunna and running throughout the year.

Maria Island

Maria Island and the Maria Island National Park are located off the East Coast of Tasmania and easily accessible via ferry from Triabunna.

The island is a National Park and wildlife sanctuary and vehicles (with the exception of bicycles) are not allowed on the island. There is limited accommodation, with the bunk house at the Darlington Penitentiary being the only option other than a number of free camping spots around the island.

Getting to Maria Island is easily managed by ferry from Triabunna with multiple departures and returns per day over peak season. 

On the island there are some amazing spots to explore, from the beautiful Painted Cliffs rock formations to the peaks of Bishop and Clark which offer stunning views over the island and the east coast of Tasmania.

There is also plenty of wildlife to see with wombats, pademelons, wallabies, devils and a variety of bird species regularly spotted on the island.