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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Planned event: Maria Island Jetty Maintenance
Applies from 13/5/2024

Maintenance work on the Maria Island jetty will start from 13 May and is expected to take up to three months to complete. 

The ferry will operate as normal throughout the operations. 

There will be increased vessel traffic in the area, as well as contractors on the jetty and in the water. 

Visitors are asked to comply with all signage and directions from PWS staff. 

Last reviewed 10/5/2024 01:18 PM

Closed area: Painted Cliffs - Partial closure
Applies from 8/5/2024

​A section of the Painted Cliffs will be closed to public access, pending ​​geotechnical surveys to determine safety risks of loose overhanging rocks.

For further information, please contact the Maria Island Gateway on (03) 6123 4040.​

Last reviewed 7/5/2024 11:16 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 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.