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Fr­eycinet Penin­sula > Maria Is­land

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You’ll find the most con­cen­trated se­lec­tion of cel­lar doors along the East Coast be­tween Bicheno and Swansea, so it makes sense to pull over to ex­pe­ri­ence a few. Devil’s Corner and Mil­ton Vine­yard are just two op­tions for sam­pling lo­cal cool cli­mate wines. While you are there, tuck into fresh oys­ters or wood-fired piz­zas at Devil’s or tapas at Mil­ton. Con­tinue on to Tri­abunna, a port­side town sur­rounded by eu­ca­lypt forests and pretty beaches that serves as the gate­way to Maria Is­land. As there are no cars on Maria Is­land, it is an ex­cel­lent spot for fam­i­lies to ex­plore by bike. Leave your car be­hind and catch the ferry. Al­low a full day to ex­plore Maria Is­land’s aqua­ma­rine bays, sculpted cliffs and lush moun­tains. As well as be­ing suit­able for moun­tain bik­ing, it is fab­u­lous for snorkelling with spots in and around ship­wrecks. Ba­sic ac­com­mo­da­tion (no elec­tric­ity) is avail­able at the old pen­i­ten­tiary at Dar­ling­ton. This marks the end of the Great East­ern Drive. But, why not con­tinue on – there’s no short­age of mag­nif­i­cent sights, and they’re all within easy reach…

Be sure to take plenty of food, wa­ter and warm gear to Maria Is­land as there are no shops or elec­tric­ity on the is­land. Maria Is­land

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