Camping at Darlington, Maria Island National Park.
Camping at Darlington, Maria Island National Park. (photograph: Dan Broun)

Maria Island camping - Darlington

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Closed area: Public showers on Maria Island
From 5/2/2020, last reviewed 12/2/2020

​​​Visitors to Maria Island National Park are advised that due to the current drought conditions on the east coast of Tasmania, the public shower at Darlington will be closed until further notice. This is in line with the Stage 2 water restrictions in surrounding towns including Orford, Swansea and Triabunna. Please help us conserve our water supplies. \

Visitors are also asked to bring their drinking water with them to the island. The Maria Island Ferry will waive the freight fares for people bringing their own drinking water to the island for the period of the water restrictions.​

​For further information, contact the PWS Maria-Triabunna Field Centre on (03) 6257 1420.​​​

Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
From 21/10/2019, last reviewed 23/1/2020

​​​​​​Campfire restrictions are now in place for this site.  This means you will not be able to use campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves. Gas stoves and gas barbecues are still permitted.

Parts of Tasmania are experiencing the driest conditions for the past three years with traditionally wet or damp gullies now dry. An above average fire season has been forecast for the east and south eastern parts of Tasmania due to warmer and drier conditions.

These conditions have increased the risk of unattended or poorly constructed campfires escaping and becoming bushfires. We have a duty of care to our community and want to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

See the News Item on Campfire restrictions 2020 containing a map here. ​

A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.

​​​Camping fees per night for one site:

​One person
​Two people
​Additional adults (maximum six per site)
​Family (two adults, three children)
​Additional children (5-17 years; children under 5 stay free)
​School group (child, outside school holidays)
​School group (adult, outside school holidays)

Bookings: ​N​o bookings required. The campsite operates on a first-in, first-served basis. Camping fees are payable onsite at the Ranger Station, 500m fr​​​om the Maria Island jetty.​
The Darlington camping area is situated behind the dunes on Darlington Bay Beach (500 metres south from the jetty).


​​A large campground suitable for tent camping is available behind the dunes at Darlington with easy access to the beach. This is the perfect base for your Maria Island adventure.

Remember, you'll need to transport all your camping gear across on the ferry and from the jetty to the campground, so pack smart! Trolleys are available at the jetty to make this process easier.

The covered barbecue area has fireplaces to keep you warm in cold weather (firewood provided) and free gas barbecues. The campground is close to an amenities block with toilet facilities and coin-operated hot showers ($1 coins required). Drinking water is available from signed tap.