Maria Island in Tasmania (Australia) is home to fascinating geology, including the famous Triassic limestone of the Painted Cliffs.
Located three miles off Tasmania’s east coast and accessible by passenger ferry from Triabunna.one of Maria Island’s most popular attractions is the Painted Rocks at Hopground Beach, a beautifully patterned sandstone that has been shaped by the elements over the centuries, and the former limestone quarry at Fossil Rocks, which offers a fascinating look at the many ancient creatures that have been immortalized as fossils in the rocks.
The Painted Cliffs are located at the end of Hopground beach , is only exposed for two hours before and after low tide.
Access : Coordinates: / The painted cliffs are on Maria Island, which is a National Park in the Tasman Sea.
- Maria Island National Park is a national park that completely occupies the uninhabited island of the same name and part of the surrounding ocean off the east coast of the island of Tasmania (Australia).
- In addition to exploring the historical buildings in the Darlington area, Maria Island has many hiking trails.
- There is no car traffic on the island of Mariah. You can travel on paved dirt roads with mountain bikes.
Go next : Fossil Cliffs / Port Arthur and Prison Relics in Tasman National Park / Blow Hole and Tasman Arch, Tasman National Park.