Maria Island Penitentiary
Maria Island Penitentiary

Maria Island Penitentiary accommodation

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Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
From 21/10/2019, last reviewed 1/1/2020

​Campfire restrictions are now in place for this site.  This means you will not be able to use campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves. Gas stoves and gas barbecues are still permitted.

Parts of Tasmania are experiencing the driest conditions for the past three years with traditionally wet or damp gullies now dry. An above average fire season has been forecast for the east and south eastern parts of Tasmania due to warmer and drier conditions.

These 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.


Closed area: Notice of works: Maria Island jetty and campground
From 20/11/2019, last reviewed 20/11/2019

Works to improve Maria Island’s wastewater system and jetty are currently underway.

There will be some noise disturbance to Darlington campground campers and day visitors during the critical infrastructure work which will be carried out during daylight hours to keep the disturbance to a minimum. The amenities will remain open during works. The work will be complete by the end of the year.​

Work on the Maria Island jetty will improve safety and provide a better experience for visitors accessing the island is due to begin this week. There will be some noise, large machinery and safety barriers during the work. Installation of the six new marine piles will take about four weeks, weather depending. Please note, swimming and diving near the jetty while the large machinery is in place will not be permitted.


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.