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Maria ISLAND National Park
Maria Island is a special place with something for everyone - historic ruins, sweeping bays, rugged cliffs and mountains, and remarkable wildlife. Set just off the warm East Coast, the island is easily accessed by ferry.
Once on the island you will discover a place where there are no motor vehicles, no shops and no worries. - http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=3495
The ferry departs from Triabunna – less than 10 minutes from Maria Views. If you are unable to walk any distance there is a great alternative – East Coast Cruises offer a great cruising trip of Maria Island with a small land component, which is extremely popular - http://eastcoastcruises.com.au/
ORFORD 9 Hole Golf
If you’re a golfer, there’s a picturesque “9 hole” course, 1 minute down the road from Maria Views located within metres of the water’s edge. There’s also lawn bowls at Orford for members of the bowls fraternity.
Then there are the vineyards. Apart from the Vineyards located between Orford and Hobart, there are the vineyards of the East Coast which include well known names such as Spring Vale, Milton, Craigie Knowe and Freycinet among others. Then there’s Darlington (above) within walking distance of Maria Views and it’s a hidden gem www.darlingtonvineyard.com.au/
If you’re not planning to visit Maria Island, you should still visit Triabunna and see the historical buildings and sites which have offered up treasures for archaeologists working there.
While in Triabunna it's a must to visit the new Marina, which has become very popular among the pleasure vessel owners as well as continuing to service the numerous fishing boats based in the region.
OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO
For those interested in walking, there are many local walks around Orford worth experiencing. The Old Convict Road walk and the Scenic Cliff Walk from East Shelly to Spring Beach being but two examples.
There are a number of scenic drives in the area including the Historic Drive which has many historic buildings at each point along the way, commencing at Orford to Buckland, Parattah, Oatlands and then Richmond, before returning to Orford.
The local fishing is popular and half or full day charters can be arranged with local experts.
Finally, if you’re interested in spirits, you could pay a visit (by appointment) to our local distillery Spring Bay Distillery https://springbaydistillery.com.au/ producers of very fine award winning gin and whisky.