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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Maria Island Penitentiary
Maria Island Penitentiary

Maria Island Penitentiary accommodation

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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Closed area: Maria Island - showers closed
From 11/3/2020, last reviewed 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.​​


A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.
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Fees:
​​Per room, per night:
​Up to t​​​wo people
​$44.00
​Additional adults (18+)
​$10.00
​Family (two adults, three children)
​$50.00
​Additional children (ages 5-17; under 5 years stays free)
​$5.00
​Adult backpacker rate (share room)
​$25.00
​Child backpacker rate (share room)
​$15.00
​School groups (outside school holidays)
​30.00
Bookings:

Bookings are essential and can be made online or via the East Coast Visitor Information Network: (03) 6256 5072;

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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 toilets block is separate but nearby. Hot showers are available in the amenities block near the barbecue area and require $1 coins. Drinking water is available in the Mess Hall.

You'll need to bring your own food, bedding, a torch or lamp, cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery. Gas stove tops are provided for cooking in the Mess Hall's camp kitchen. 

Smoking is not permitted within the accommodation precincts. Please store your butts in your own carry-out container.