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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Tidal Light
Sealer's Cove
from Mike Trubetskov
Norman Beach
from Lynn Muy
Tidal River
from Lynn Muy
Mount Oberon Summit
from Lynn Muy
Sunset at Whisky Bay
from Lynn Muy
Sunset at Norman Beach
from Julian Nikadie
Wilson Prom - Tidal River
from Vimukthi Wanigarathna
Sealers Cove or Jurassic park
from Christopher John Catanese
Little Waterloo
from Christopher John Catanese
north end from air
from Christopher John Catanese
South Point looking east
from Jeremy Daly
Wombat crossing at Tidal River
from Peter Casey
Refuge Cove
from Victorian-Parks
Stockyard Camp
from Parks Victoria
Sealer's Cove Mist
from Andrew Harris
i am very friendly
from Pat
A walk to the quiet land: old jetty stumps at
from Gary Rowan Higgins
from Bianca Robinson
from Bianca Robinson
Spectacular views from Mount Oberon
from Parks Victoria
View from Mt Bishop
from Parks Victoria
Darby River meeting the sea
from Jeff Marriott
squeaky beach
from fazly
Sealers Cove Sunday
from Mark Heuston
Whisky Bay sunset, Wilsons Promontory Nationa
from Gary Rowan Higgins
Family camping at Tidal River
from Parks Victoria
Norman Beach
View from the top
from Parks Victoria
Whisky Bay - Wilsons Prom NP. Photo: Nick Wil
from Parks Victoria
Pillar Point - Wilsons Prom NP. Photo: Tim He
from Parks Victoria
Wilsons Promontory NP - Whisky Bay. Photo: An
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  • Water levels in the creek at Refuge Cove are currently very low with limited flow. Hikers are urged to carry sufficient water supplies to get to the next destination. at Refuge Cove, Monday 20 November, 2017
  • There is no water available at Oberon Bay. Hikers are required to carry in their own water. at Oberon Bay, Monday 20 November, 2017
  • Off-track hiking permits are unavailable due to increased risk of land slips in the park. The situation will be reviewed on a regular basis. at Wilsons Promontory National Park, Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Park Statistics

  • Established:July 1898
  • Area:49049ha
Accommodation in cabins/lodges
Bird watching
Long walk / Multi day walk
Medium walk / Day walk
Rock climbing/abseiling
Scenic drive
Short walk
Snorkelling/SCUBA Diving
Wilderness retreats
This park has been rated 4.5 stars by users
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The Prom 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.

Camping and accommodation

Tidal River is the main location for camping and accommodation in the park. Advance bookings apply for selected holiday periods. Please refer to the following pages for details.

Tidal River camping
Tidal River accommodation

Stockyard Camp, situated near the park entrance is also available for booking outside summer ballot and peak application periods.

Stockyard Camp

There are also many opportunities for overnight hikes.

Southern Prom overnight hikes
Northern Prom hikes

Tidal River General Store

The Tidal River General Store provides a range of services including the the following:

  • A basic range of supermarket and emergency items, similar to a local milk bar/convenience store.
  • Cold and hot take away food, available to eat in or at picnic tables, similar to a small road house/fish and chip shop.
  • A small range of souvenirs and gifts.

While the store stocks a number of convenience items, it does not carry an expanded range of supermarket and camping equipment. South Gippsland has a number of large and small shopping precincts to cater for the broader needs of campers, and the Yanakie Store, approximately 30 minutes from Tidal River, sells fuel.

Low season trading hours

Sunday to Friday: 9am - 4pm 
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Trading hours from 11 September - 25 December 2017

Monday to Friday 9am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 6pm
Sunday 9am – 4pm

Holiday trading hours

AFL weekend Friday / Saturday and  Melbourne Cup weekend Fri, Sat, Sun - 9am – 6pm
Christmas Day - 9am – 2pm

Free shuttle bus

A free shuttle bus operates between Tidal River and Telegraph Saddle during the summer and Easter school holidays and on weekends from November to April. The last service for this season is Anzac Day weekend (Saturday 22 April to Tuesday 25 April 2017). Departure points include the Tidal River Visitor Centre carpark, the overnight hikers carpark (Tidal River) and Telegraph Saddle carpark.

A timetable is posted at all departure locations and the Tidal River Visitor Centre. Telegraph Saddle carpark is closed to vehicle access when the shuttle bus is in operation.


Wilsons Promontory National Park is becoming an increasingly popular location for wedding ceremonies. To minimise impact to the environment and other park visitors all wedding parties must obtain a permit in accordance with national parks regulations.

Report sightings of Northern Pacific Seastars

Northern Pacific Seastars have been found in the Tidal River watercourse at Wilsons Promontory National Park, posing a major threat to Victoria’s marine environment. Read the information flyer for more details on how you can help.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Boon Wurrung, Bunurong and Gunaikurnai identify the Wilsons Promontory National Park as their Traditional Country.

Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

What's on

  • Junior Rangers

    The summer holidays Junior Ranger program is up and running, and there are heaps of free activities for kids to enjoy! Check out the full list of locations and events, as well as booking information on the Junior Ranger website!

  • TROS - Whisky & Picnic Bay

    Enjoy a beach walk with a sand dune descent and climb - if the weather is good, both bays are lovely for swimming.

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