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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

​Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may  be in place. ​

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


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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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

​Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may  be in place. ​

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


Planned event: Maria Is infrastructure works at Darlington Sept -Oct 2020
Applies from 23/9/2020, until 31/10/2020

​​Through the School Holiday period 26 September to 11 October 2020, the road from the Jetty to Darlington will be reopened and luggage trollies available for use. The road will be a little uneven underfoot.​ (The road will be closed after the school holidays as works continue.)

Earthworks in the immediate Darlington area will be revised back to 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. 

There will be heavy machinery onsite and significant vehicle movements between the Jetty and Darlington.  Visitors can expect loud noise, dust and ground vibrations at the rear of the Penitentiary.

For visitor safety, please adhere to all signs and directions.

The Commissariat Store Visitor Information Centre and Visitor Service staff can be contacted on the number displayed on the information board on the Rangers Office should the Comms Store be unattended during normal operational hours.​

Last reviewed 23/9/2020 04:28 PM


Safety alert: Temporary diversion track in place from the jetty to Darlington
Applies from 28/8/2020

Due to infrastructure works a temporary diversion track is in place from the jetty to Darlington.  Visitors should be prepared to walk on unformed tracks that are uneven and slippery and overnight visitors will need to carry their luggage approximately 500 metres on uneven and slippery surfaces. 

Please follow the red flagging markers and Parks and Wildlife signage whilst on island.

Last reviewed 28/8/2020 01:06 PM


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 11/9/2020 09:18 AM


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.

About

​​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.