A tent is pitched on the lawns of the 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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Planned event: Maria Island ferry service change
Applies from 18/3/2022

​​The Maria Island ​ferry service is currently running with an alternative vessel whilst the regular vessel is undergoing repair.

The timetable has not changed, but carrying capacity has been reduced. Bookings remain open and the online ticketing system continues to operate as normal. 

Last reviewed 29/4/2022 08:47 AM


Incident: Maria Island - Track Closures
Applies from 10/5/2022

Due to recent weather events and storm activity, the following areas on Maria Island are closed until further notice. 

  • Fossil Cliffs – Access down to the Fossil Quarry floor is closed due to a landslip, however, the Fossil Cliff Circuit along Skipping Ridge and back to Darlington remains open.​
  • Darlington Beach Access- via the campground is closed.
The weather conditions have also resulted in rapidly changing surface conditions from Darlington to Encampment Cove. Please ride and walk to the conditions.

For more information please contact Maria Island Gateway on 6123 4040 between 9am and 3:30pm


​Parks and Wildlife apologises for any inconvenience caused.


Last reviewed 11/5/2022 08:20 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.