Hike in the Wilson Promontory National Park
Wilsons Prom is Victoria’s most popular park and is located at the southernmost tip of Australia. It offers a spectacular scenery of beautiful beaches and coastlines, granite mountains and forest.The Wilson Promontory National Park is located 2,5h south of Melbourne.
Tidal River Camp is the main location for camping, next to the visitor centre. From there you enjoy the near coastline and beach and day hikes. Tidal River has also a general store, which offers a basic range of supermarket items.
Main overnight hikes are the northern and southern Prom overnight hikes.
There are a couple walk in camp sites accessible starting from Tidal River or Telegraph Saddle Carpark.
These Camp sites are only basic with composting toilets and untreated water, toilet paper is not supplied.
Overnight hikers have to get a permit in advance. This can be booked by Parks Victoria website or over Phone. Make sure you book your stay well ahed to avoid disappointment, especially during high season, holidays and weekends can it get pretty busy.
Before you get on the trail go in the visitor centre, tell them that you starting your hike and obtain your permit and a vehicle sticker for the car you will leave there. When you finish your overnight hike you need to bring the the permit back, this way informs rangers of your safe return.
Depending on your time can you walk up to 6 days over night. You can make the southern round over the southermost tip in 4-5 days. The northern round can be made in 3-4 days depending on your dayly mileage. The distance betweet the camps are around 6-15km and moderate to walk.
The bays offer nice sandy beaches with clear bue water and are awesome places to relax. I defenetly recommend to make the best out of your stay in the Prom by hiking overnight.
The Refuge Cove is well known by those who get there by boat. On high season you see the yachts laying in the beautiful bay.
The Kersops Peak offers a breathtaking view over the Waterloo Bay.
Wilson Prom is a heavenly place to be, especially for nature lover. You get to explore a variety of animals, like snakes, kangaroos, lizards and much more. Make sure you bring your mosquito spray, they gonna bother you just before sunset.
To plan your sections ahed, best is getting the App “PDF Maps” by Avenza. Download the free official Wilsons Prom Nat. Park Map in the App and use the tool to measure the sections between the camps you want to walk. Then go ahed and book your campsites online – Book your stay
For more Information check out the Wilson Prom website by Parks Victoria.
official website Parks Victoria
It takes you 2,5 h to get to the northern part of the Prom from there the drive through the Park to Tidal River takes you an additional 30 min.
Depending where and how often you gonna stop over on your way down south, you should plan a half day to get there.
I went there in the early summer. Temperature wasn’t to hot and I really loved every day in the National Park. It is such a great mix between hiking and enjoing yourself at the beach. After a good hike it is so lovely to have a swim in the clear water of the bays.
The Wilson Promontory is a little paradise.