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

Maria Island camping - Darlington

Find out more

Alerts for Maria Island camping - Darlington

See details

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

​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.


Closed area: Notice of works: Maria Island jetty and campground
From 20/11/2019, last reviewed 20/11/2019

Works to improve Maria Island’s wastewater system and jetty are currently underway.

There will be some noise disturbance to Darlington campground campers and day visitors during the critical infrastructure work which will be carried out during daylight hours to keep the disturbance to a minimum. The amenities will remain open during works. The work will be complete by the end of the year.​

Work on the Maria Island jetty will improve safety and provide a better experience for visitors accessing the island is due to begin this week. There will be some noise, large machinery and safety barriers during the work. Installation of the six new marine piles will take about four weeks, weather depending. Please note, swimming and diving near the jetty while the large machinery is in place will not be permitted.


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

​​​Camping fees per night for one site:

​One person
​$7.00
​Two people
​$13.00
​Additional adults (maximum six per site)
​$5.00
​Family (two adults, three children)
​$16.00
​Additional children (5-17 years; children under 5 stay free)
​$2.50
​School group (child, outside school holidays)
​$2.50
​School group (adult, outside school holidays)
​​$5.00

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).

About

​​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.