A campground and basic bunkhouse-style accommodation is available at Darlington. Free campsites are also available at Frenchs Farm and Encampment Cove for overnight walkers.
Park entry fees (including those who travel to the island on their own boat or plane), Penitentiary and camping fees can be paid online or at the Ranger Station in Darlington, a short walk from the Maria Island jetty.
Maria Island is a remote island experience, there are no shops or cafes on the island. You will need to bring enough food for your stay, refillable water bottle, sturdy walking shoes, warm and waterproof clothing including a beanie, sun protection including hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, personal first aid kit, mobile phone and a backpack to securely carry all of your belongings. Stock up on basic supplies in Triabunna before you catch the ferry.
Check the weather forecast before you travel to ensure you have the appropriate clothing.
Drinking water is available from signed taps in the barbecue shelter and Mess Hall at Darlington. Please note this is a limited supply so bring a full water bottle with you.
Walk and ride times are walking or riding only, please allow extra time to explore features along the way to make it back in time for the ferry or plan your stay overnight.
Please take all your rubbish with you when you leave. There is no rubbish tip and no rubbish collection service on the island.
is not permitted within the accommodation precincts. Please store your butts in
your own carry-out container.
Find out other essential information for visiting Tasmania's parks and reserves on our Know before you go section.