Mobile Living Made Easy Australia Issue 15 - Page 7

FEATURE — OUR TASMANIAN ESCAPE
IMAGE CREDIT : JARRYD SALEM AND ALESHA BRADFORD
MARIA ISLAND
For our final top destination in Tasmania , it ’ s time to leave the campervan behind and venture to the car-free utopia of Maria Island .
Leaving your van at the port in Triabunna , take the ferry on the 30-minute journey to Maria Island for an incredible day trip , or longer if you happen to have a tent with you .
Maria Island is famous for the Painted Cliffs , sandstone rocks with hypnotic swirling patterns , ancient fossils , challenging treks and of course the historic convict settlement that transports you back in time .
But the real reason most travellers head to Maria Island is to get up close and personal with a wombat . The island is a haven for the common wombat , and these furry mammals can be found everywhere at any time of day or night . Keep in mind that they are wild animals though so treat them with respect , never feed them and don ’ t touch them , no matter how tempting it can be .
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