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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Alerts for Maria Island camping - Frenchs Farm

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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 16/12/2020 02:26 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 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.​​ ​​

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. 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.