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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Sealers Cove dreaming
from TrickyDick
 
Oberon Bay Sunset
from Eileen Kang
 
Tidal Light
from www.gowildimages.com
 
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
 
Parrot
from Bianca Robinson
 
Kookaburra
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
from www.gowildimages.com
 
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
from Parks Victoria
 

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  • Wilsons Promontory National Park will be closed from Monday 20 August 2018 until the morning of Friday 24 August 2018 to conduct the annual program for hog and sambar deer control as highlighted in the 2017-2021 Conservation Action Plan. Read more. at Wilsons Promontory National Park, Tuesday 17 July, 2018
  • 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, Friday 8 December, 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

Park Statistics

  • Established:July 1898
  • Area:49049ha
Accommodation in cabins/lodges
Barbeque
Bird watching
Cafes/restaurants
Camping
Fishing
Long walk / Multi day walk
Medium walk / Day walk
Picnicking
Playground
Rock climbing/abseiling
Scenic drive
Short walk
Sight-seeing
Snorkelling/SCUBA Diving
Surfing
Swimming
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.

Please note that camping on weekends during February and March is very popular and often books out well in advance.

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 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 - May to September

Sunday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm 
Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm

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. 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.

Weddings

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

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