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

Maria Island camping - Encampment Cove

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Alerts for Maria Island camping - Encampment Cove

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Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
Applies from 4/12/2020

​​​​Campfire restrictions are in place for this location. This means you will not be able to use campfires, fire pots and other solid fuels stoves. Heavy penalties will apply to illegal campfires.​ Gas stoves and gas barbecues are permitted. 

The dry summer 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.

Further locations may be added if the fire risk in escalates over summer.

For more information please check the Campfire and safety - Fire restrictions pages.

Last reviewed 18/1/2021 10:03 AM


Planned event: Maria Island - showers closed
Applies from 11/3/2020

​​​​​​Visitors to Maria Island National Park are advised that due to infrastructure repairs on the island, the public showers at Darlington will be closed until further notice.

For further information, contact the PWS Maria-Triabunna Field Centre on (03) 6257 1420.​​

Last reviewed 1/12/2020 12:55 PM


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

​​Camping at this campground is free with a valid parks pass​​.

Bookings:

​Bookings are not available for this campground.

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​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.​​ ​​

The small and sheltered campground is located alongside the calm waters of Encampment Cove. An overnight stay here allows you to explore the convict ruins that once made up the Long Point Probation Station at nearby Point Lesueur.

Access to Encampment Cove is via a 3 hour and 45 minute walk from Darlington, where the ferry service operates. Encampment Cove can also be accessed by private boat, which can be moored in the bay.​

Portable stoves are preferred for cooking; however, campfires are permitted within existing metal fireplaces (unless fire restrictions are in place). Bring your own firewood if you plan on having a fire​.​

A limited supply of non-treated tank water is available. Frequent dry weather and high seasonal demand make water a precious resource. Please use it with care.