The Maria Island National Park is a must-see if you’re travelling
in the east; it’s home to an exceptional variety of natural features. The Triassic sandstones of the Painted Cliffs are some of the park’s most impressive features. These layers of brightly coloured stone catalogue millions of years of natural development. There are also white sandy beaches to explore, lush eucalypt forests, and one of the highest concentrations of Tasmanian devils in the world.
Bay of Fires
Stretching for more than 50 kilometres between Eddystone Point in the north and Binalong Bay in the south, the Bay of Fires is home to many fascinating natural attractions, including seemingly endless fields of wildflowers, Indigenous shell and bone deposits, and large granite boulders covered with brightly coloured lichen. Rare and endangered animals can also be seen here, including eastern grey kangaroos, wombats and echidnas.
Located within the Freycinet National Park, Honeymoon Bay is a picturesque place to go camping or spend an afternoon. Visitors can make the most of the water by going diving, swimming, canoeing, snorkelling, boating or fishing, or by simply relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sunshine – make sure you keep an eye out for yellow-tailed cockatoos, too.