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Wilsons Promontory

Affectionately known as 'The Prom', Gippsland's Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of Victoria's largest coastal wilderness areas and is jaw-droppingly spectacular.

One of the state's best loved parks, The Prom's 50,000 hectares feature a labyrinth of walking tracks that showcase all manner of magical realms sheltering abundant wildlife.

Whether camping or living it up in contemporary cabins you'll be surrounded by a visual feast of tranquil rivers, intimate coves, granite mountaintops and lush, forested valleys. Secluded beaches, cool fern gullies and spectacular rock formations are all waiting to be discovered.

Wilsons Promontory is a refuge for an array of native wildlife including kangaroos, emus, wombats, echidnas and vividly plumed birds like rosellas. These gregarious creatures flock to anyone with a palm-full of seed, especially around the visitors area at Tidal River.

The drive from the entrance at Yanakie to Tidal River settlement is scenic and is well-signposted, with car parks, beaches and bushland accessible via side roads. However, the best way to enjoy the spectacular scenery is on one of the many walking trails throughout the peninsula.

Wilsons Promontory is approximately 210 kilometres from Melbourne, or two hours and 40 minutes by car along the M1 and the South Gippsland Highway.

Wilsons Promontory: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park


Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park is a diver's paradise, featuring spectacular underwater scenery. Granite cliffs plunge below the surface and deep reefs are covered in sponges. Its small islands are home to colonies of penguins, seabirds and seals.

Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park is Victoria's largest Marine Protected Area. It extends along 17 kilometres of mainland coastline and is located around the southern tip of Wilsons Promontory. The coastline here is absolutely stunning, with beautiful sandy beaches, granite mountains and cliffs with a backdrop of rugged picturesque offshore islands.

Divers will experience fascinating sponge gardens which consist of a technicoloured assemblage of sponges, sea tulips, sea whips, lace corals and seafans. Octopus emerge at night whilst sharks and rays roam the sandy areas. The offshore islands support many colonies of fur seals and oceanic birds such as Little Penguins, Fairy Prions, Silver Gulls and Pacific Gulls.

Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Wilsons Promontory Road
Wilsons Promontory, VIC, 3960

Located 5.7K from Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory National Park


Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of Victoria's most-loved places.

At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines.

Great bushwalks extend from under an hour to over three days. Visitors can camp, caravan or stay in huts, cabins, wilderness retreats or lodges at Tidal River where there is a general store and take-away food shop.

Wilsons Promontory Lightstation is perched on a small peninsula jutting into the wild seas of Bass Strait.

The waters surrounding the Prom are protected as a marine national park and marine park and offer outstanding diving.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Promontory Rd
Tidal River, VIC, 3960

Located 8.3K from Wilsons Promontory

Great Prom Walk


Distance: 35.5 to 52.8 kilometres
Walk: 3 to 4 days return
Grade: Level 4 - bushwalking experience and a good level of fitness required. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Start and finish: Telegraph Saddle Car Park
Permits/bookings: Required for overnight hike.

This circuit takes in the best of everything at Victoria's most loved national park, Wilsons Promontory. There are two options depending on your time and energy, departing and returning to Telegraph Saddle Car Park.

Option 1: Distance 35.5 kilometres
Leave the car park with a steady climb to Windy Saddle and then downhill through a beautiful ferny glade and forest to Sealers Cove. Enjoy the great views along the coast between Sealers and Refuge Cove then climb steeply over Kersops Peak to Little Waterloo Bay. From there, follow the shoreline over sand dunes and swamps to Telegraph Track, where a steady climb takes you back up to the car park.

Option 2: Distance: 52.8 kilometres
Take Option 1 as far as Little Waterloo Bay and then follow the coastal track to the lighthouse. After leaving the lighthouse, take Telegraph Track back through the Prom's undulating interior to the car park.




Mount Oberon Carpark Road
Wilsons Promontory, VIC, 3960

Located 12.6K from Wilsons Promontory

Mt Oberon Summit Walk


Distance: 6.8 kilometres return
Duration: 2 hours
Grade: Level 3 - Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep sections, a rough surface and steps.
Start and finish: Telegraph Saddle car park

This is an iconic Wilsons Promontory hike showing spectacular panoramic views over the coast and offshore islands. Follow the track on a steady uphill climb to the viewing platform at the summit of Mount Oberon. See the dramatic and beautiful meeting of land and sea at the southernmost point of Australia's mainland.

Even in summer months the summit can be windy, cool and clouded. Beware of unprotected cliffs.




Mount Oberon Carpark Road
Wilsons Promontory, VIC, 3960

Located 12.6K from Wilsons Promontory

Shallow Inlet Marine and Coastal Park


Nestled between Waratah Bay and the majestic peaks of Wilsons Promontory, the sheltered waters of Shallow Inlet provide a secluded and peaceful setting for a range of water based activities such as fishing, boating and sailboarding.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Sandy Point Road
Sandy Point, VIC, 3959

Located 19.7K from Wilsons Promontory

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