A prosperous fishing port and timber town located on the shores of Spring Bay, Triabunna began life as a whaling base in the 1830s. The townsite was once a garrison town for the Darlington convict settlement on nearby Maria Island. The town is today the starting point for tours and/or visits to the island.ilderness beauty spots on Tasmania’s east coast.

Where Is it?

Triabunna is 84 km north east of Hobart, 49 km south of Swansea, 6 km north east of Orford, on the Tasman Highway.

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Things To See And Do

Two colonial Georgian sandstone buildings circa 1840s in Charles Steeet are the original barracks and stables for the 51st regiment stationed here to supervise the Maria Island penal settlement.

The pleasant beaches and ease of access make the town a haven for those who enjoy watersports such as fishing, sailing, surfing, and diving. Triabunna also has facilities for tennis, cricket, golf and Australian rules football. Bushwalking in the nearby forests is also popular.

Surrounding Area

Maria Island

Maria Island is an uninhabited, serene place where the visitor feels they have left civilization behind and stepped into another world. The main attraction is the beautiful scenery and wildlife, however the remains of the abandoned convict settlement of Darlington adds to its uniqueness and sense of isolation. A day trip is just enough time to get the feel of the place, but to explore it in detail you would need much more.

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