Maria Island Penitentiary
Maria Island Penitentiary

Maria Island Penitentiary accommodation

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Planned event: Maria Island Jetty Maintenance
Applies from 13/5/2024

Maintenance work on the Maria Island jetty will start from 13 May and is expected to take up to three months to complete. 

The ferry will operate as normal throughout the operations. 

There will be increased vessel traffic in the area, as well as contractors on the jetty and in the water. 

Visitors are asked to comply with all signage and directions from PWS staff. 

Last reviewed 10/5/2024 01:18 PM

Closed area: Painted Cliffs - Partial closure
Applies from 8/5/2024

​A section of the Painted Cliffs will be closed to public access, pending ​​geotechnical surveys to determine safety risks of loose overhanging rocks.

For further information, please contact the Maria Island Gateway on (03) 6123 4040.​

Last reviewed 7/5/2024 11:16 AM

A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.
Per room, per night:
Up to 2 people
Additional adults (18+)
Family (2 adults, 3 children)
Additional children (ages 5-17; under 5 years stays free)
School groups (outside school holidays)

Bookings can be made up to 6 months in advance. Book online or by contacting the Sheffield Visitor Information Centre at or (03) 6491 1179.​​

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​​​Basic bunkhouse-style accommodation is available in the old Penitentiary at Darlington – a unique opportunity to spend the evening at this World Heritage Listed convict site.

There are nine rustic sleeping rooms, each with six bunk beds and comfortable mattresses, a picnic-style table and chairs, and a wood-heater (wood supplied). A larger, tenth room sleeps 14 people. 

There is no electricity in the Penitentiary rooms and the toilet block is separate but nearby.