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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Track closure: Fossil Cliffs Track
Applies from 4/11/2022

​​Due to the recent heavy rainfall, access to the Fossil Quarry floor is closed. 

Repair works are planned and the track is expected to reopen in June 2023.

For further enquiries please call: (03) 6257 1420

Last reviewed 3/4/2023 01:28 PM

Safety alert: Helicopter Operations and Intermittant Track Closures -Bishop and Clerk and Fossil Cliffs Track
Applies from 4/4/2023


Sections of the Bishop and Clerk Track on Skipping Ridge and the Fossil Cliffs Track near the Fossil Quarry will be closed for short periods between 04/04/23 and 7/4/23​ due to helicopter movements.

Parks and Wildlife staff will provide traffic control on either side of the closure and will advise when it is safe to continue.  Please follow directions of staff at traffic control points.

Last reviewed 3/4/2023 01:27 PM

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 are not taken and there is sufficient space for all campers.  Camping fees are payable at the Maria Island Gateway before you board the ferry.​

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 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.