Frenchs Farm campground, Maria Island National Park
Frenchs Farm campground, Maria Island National Park (photograph: Craig Vertigan)

Maria Island camping - Frenchs Farm

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Safety alert: Tasman Highway road closure near Orford
Applies from 26/5/2021

Road works on the Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge, west of Orford, may cause some delays.  A 300m of the road is restricted to one lane while works are completed. A 40 km/h speed limit and traffic management control will be in place.

In the interests of public safety please abide by all road signage and allow for delays.

Last reviewed 22/7/2021 09:43 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.

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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.​​ ​​

Plenty of level, open ground offers good campsites with views to Mount Maria and the surrounding valleys, as well as the old farmhouse. Wallabies and kangaroos will join you at dusk and dawn, grazing in the open areas.

Frenchs Farm provide sheltered campsites that are a good option in wild weather and is an excellent base for exploring McRaes Isthmus – a narrow neck of sand with sweeping beaches on either side. The farm house is a day use shelter only.​

Access is via a 3 hour walk from Darlington, where the ferry service operates.

Portable fuel stoves are required for cooking as fires are not permitted. 

All water on Maria Island is not potable and treatment is required, use purification tablets or boil water for at least one minute before use. 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.