Maria Island Penitentiary - TAS



DEG: -42.581779 148.066162
DMS: 42º 34' 54.41" S 148º 03' 58.18" E
UTM: 55 G 5285075mN 587489mE
Altitude: 16.03m


Address & Contact

Coast Road Maria Island Tasmania
Phone: 03 6257 1420


Basic bunkhouse-style accommodation is available in the old Penitentiary at Darlington on Maria Island – 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. There are gas stove tops in the Mess Hall, but visitors are advised to bring their own cooking equipment to avoid congestion. Stoves are not to be used in the Penitentiary rooms. Visitors need to bring:Food;Bedding;Torch or lamp (no candles please);Cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery.Park entry fees apply. Penitentiary and camping fees can be paid online or at the Maria Island Gateway in Triabunna. Maria Island is a remote island experience, there are no shops or cafes on the island. You will need to bring enough food and necessities for your stay. Stock up on basic supplies in Triabunna before you catch the ferry. Check the weather forecast before you travel to ensure you have the appropriate clothing.All water on Maria Island is not potable and treatment is required.
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Closest Weather Station

Maria Island at 14/10:00pm EST
Distance from Maria Island Penitentiary 9.76km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Orford (Aubin Court)
Distance from Maria Island Penitentiary 15.97km W
Mean Max. °C22.021.920.618.415.713.313.014.015.717.318.720.4
Mean Min. °C11.812.
Mean Rain mm48.545.546.157.658.053.056.562.151.659.764.963.4

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