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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Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
Applies from 21/10/2023

Seasonal campfire restrictions are in place until further notice.


Campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves cannot be used in parks and reserves within the Dorset, Break O’Day, Glamorgan/Spring Bay, Sorell, Tasman, Kingborough and Huon Valley municipalities.

​The State Fire Restrictions map​ below shows all affected areas.  You can still use Gas stoves and gas barbecues. 

 Look out for these signs.



Please note: The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and the Vale of Belvoir Conservation Area are fuel stove only areas at all times of the year.

Last reviewed 27/3/2024 09:16 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

​​​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 provides 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 farmhouse 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. U​se 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.