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Darlington Township Walk

Darlington Township Walk
Darlington Township Walk is a walk in Maria Island National Park. 1/2 - 2 hours, 1 km. Grade 2. ​​Take a self-guided walking tour around the fascinating Darlington Township, which has undergone many changes since European settlement in the 1800s. The now tranquil island has been, among other things, a setting for convict stations, a stronghold for the varied enterprises of Italian entrepreneur Diego Bernacchi and a base for the National Portland Cement Company.​ A walk around the buildings and ruins of Darlington offers insights into that ​varied history. Discover the stories behind the island's rich human and natural history when you step inside the Coffee Palace Museum and the Convict Administration buildings. Sturdy footwear is recommended as this is a heritage site and contains steps, uneven floors and undulating terrain. Please refer to the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania website (parks.tas.gov.au) for up-to-date information about this walk, alerts, closures, safe walking guidelines, leave no trace principles and National Park entry fees where applicable.

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