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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Incident: Maria Island - Track Closures
Applies from 10/5/2022

​​Due to recent weather events and storm activity, the following areas on Maria Island are closed until further notice. 

  • Oast House Track- is open however it is not recommended for cyclists due to sections of washout

  • Darlington Beach Access- via the campground is closed.

The weather conditions have also resulted in rapidly changing surface conditions from Darlington to Encampment Cove. Please ride and walk to the conditions.

For more information please contact Maria Island Gateway on 6123 4040 between 9am and 3:30pm​

​We apologise for any inconvenience caused.​

Last reviewed 6/6/2022 12:29 PM

Planned event: Notice of Temporary Closure of Maria Island National Park
Applies from 26/6/2022

​The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service plans to undertake essential annual island maintenance and management works at Maria Island National Park from 5pm, Sunday 26 June until 8am, Friday 8 July 2022.  

Public access to Maria Island National Park is prohibited during this time to ensure public safety.  

For further information please contact Maria Island Gateway on 6123 4040 between 9am and 3:30pm. ​

Last reviewed 10/6/2022 04:31 PM

Planned event: Maria Island ferry service change
Applies from 18/3/2022

​​The Maria Island ​ferry service is currently running with an alternative vessel whilst the regular vessel is undergoing repair.

The timetable has not changed, but carrying capacity has been reduced. Bookings remain open and the online ticketing system continues to operate as normal. 

Last reviewed 29/4/2022 08:47 AM

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. Camping fees are payable at the Maria Island Gateway before you board the ferry or prior by phoning 6257 1420.
The Darlington camping area is situated behind the dunes on Darlington Bay Beach (500 metres south from the jetty).


​COVID-19: Check the safety page for important COVID-19 Safety Information on personal measures to take, registration, bookings and walker numbers that affect this park location.​​ ​​

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 help you to keep warm in cold weather (firewood provided) and free gas barbecues. The campground is close to an amenities block with toilet facilities.

All water on Maria Island is not potable and treatment is required, use purification tablets or boil for at least one minute before use.