Park entry fees apply
Park entry fees (including those who travel to the island on their own boat or plane), Penitentiary and camping fees can be paid online or at the Maria Island Gateway in Triabunna.
Walk and ride times are walking or riding only. Please allow extra time to explore features along the way to make it back in time for the ferry, or if staying overnight return to camp in daylight.
Be prepared to be self-sufficent
Maria Island is a remote island experience, there are no shops or cafes on the island. You will need to bring enough food for your stay, refillable water bottle, sturdy walking shoes, warm and waterproof clothing including a beanie, sun protection including hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, personal first aid kit, mobile phone and a backpack to securely carry all of your belongings. Stock up on basic supplies in Triabunna before you catch the ferry.
Check the weather forecast before you travel to ensure you have the appropriate clothing.
All water on Maria Island is not potable and treatment is required (purification tablets or boiling for at least one minute) before use. Water is available from signed taps in the barbecue shelter and Mess Hall at Darlington. Please note this is a limited supply so bring a full water bottle with you.
Please take all your rubbish with you when you leave. There is no rubbish tip and no rubbish collection service on the island.
Smoking is not permitted within the accommodation precincts. Please store your butts in your own carry-out container.
A campground and basic bunkhouse-style accommodation is available at Darlington. Free campsites are also available at Frenchs Farm and Encampment Cove for overnight walkers.
Campfires are only permitted at designated campgrounds within designated fireplaces. Campfires are prohibited during seasonal fire restrictions. Never leave your campfire unattended - it is prohibited. For campfire safety and how to check whether any restrictions are in place see Campfires and fire restrictions.
Always check local signage for campfire restrictions before lighting a campfire. Bring your own water and firewood. It is best to have a fuel stove with you for cooking, as restrictions can change.
For the safety of everyone - completely extinguish your campfire before you depart and ensure no hot coals remain. Remember - Soak it. Stir it. Soak it again.
Please take all rubbish away with you.
Due to wastewater infrastructure works, the Darlington campground showers are not available.
Find out other essential information for visiting Tasmania's parks and reserves on our Know before you go section.