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Short walks around Tidal River

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A wide range of short walks near Tidal River are available for visitors of all ages and fitness levels.

Loo-Errn Track

Designed for people with limited mobility, the Loo Errn track follows the south bank of Tidal River and provides access to the Tidal River footbridge. A short boardwalk (with platforms allowing access for fishing) protects the fragile wetlands. Start at the picnic area in the carpark opposite the Visitor Centre or at First Ramp on the west end of 6th Avenue. While on your walk, you can contribute to our scientific understanding of how climate change is affecting our wildlife through our ClimateWatch Trail.

Distance: 1km.
Time: 30 minutes.
Grade: Easy.

Squeaky Beach Track

Starting at the Tidal River footbridge, this popular walk offers spectacular coastal views as it climbs up and over the headland that separates Norman and Leonard Bays and descends to Squeaky Beach.

Distance: 2.1 km.
Time: 50 minutes.
Grade: Moderate.

Squeaky Beach via Picnic Bay

This coastal track combines the best of both beaches as it winds its way over Leonard Point to Squeaky Beach. Start at the Picnic Bay car park and walk to the southern end of Picnic Beach.

Distance: 2.5km.
Time: 1 hour.
Grade: Moderate.

Pillar Point

Pillar Point is an outcrop of granite boulders providing breathtaking views of Norman and Squeaky Beaches and the Prom’s offshore islands. Pillar Point can be accessed from Squeaky Beach (2.8km) or Tidal River (1.8 km).

Distance: Various distances and times.
Grade: Easy/moderate.

Tidal Overlook

Tidal Overlook is the highest point between Norman and Leonard Bays. A short side track leads to the Quiet Place, a special area dedicated to rangers worldwide who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Start at the Tidal River footbridge.

Distance: 1.9 km
Time: 40 minutes.
Grade: Moderate.

Tidal Overlook Circuit

Incorporating walk 10, this walk loops around the headland between Norman and Leonard Bays before descending to the Lilly Pilly Link Track junction. Turn right to return to Tidal River.

Distance: 3.8 km
Time: 1.5 hours return
Grade: Moderate.

Lilly Pilly Link Track

Commanding stunning views of Norman Beach and Tidal River this easy stroll links Tidal River with walks starting from the Lilly Pilly Gully car park. Spectacular spring wildflower displays can be seen in the coastal heathland. Start at the Tidal River footbridge.

Distance: 1 km
Time: 20 minutes.
Grade: Easy (suitable for prams).

Lilly Pilly Gully Nature Walk

Starting at the Lilly Pilly Gully car park, this walk provides a glimpse of the Prom’s interior, traversing heathland, eucalypt forest and a boardwalk through magical stands of warm temperate rainforest. Retrace your steps to the car park.

Distance: 2.6 km
Time: 1 hour.
Grade: Easy (suitable for prams).

Lilly Pilly Gully Circuit

Starting at the Lilly Pilly Gully car park (to the left of the toilets) the walk climbs across the southern face of Mt Bishop through stringy-bark forest before descending to the lush rainforest of Lilly Pilly Gully. Return to the car park via walk 13 described above.

Distance: 5.8 km
Time: 2 - 3 hours return.
Grade: Moderate.

Mt Bishop Track

Follow the Lilly Pilly Gully Circuit Track and turn off at the side track that leads to the rocky summit of Mt Bishop. Magnificent views are offered of the Prom’s west coast and off shore islands. Retrace your steps to the car park or return via Lilly Pilly Gully Nature Walk.

Distance: 3.7 km from carpark.
Time: 1 hour.
Grade: Moderate.

Picnic Bay to Whisky Bay

Commencing at the Picnic Bay carpark, this delightful walk meanders across coastal heathland to Whisky Bay. A viewing platform provides spectacular coastal views.

Distance: 700m.
Time: 20 minutes.
Grade: Moderate.

South Norman Beach, Norman Point, Little Oberon Bay

Starting at the Terrace toilet block, the track veers left at the junction and climbs over Tea Tree shrouded sand dunes to the southern end of Norman Beach (1.5 km) then winds across Norman Point to Little Oberon Bay. The walk provides fantastic
views across Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park to the Anser and Glennie Island groups. Norman Point is 300 metres from the main track. Beware of unprotected cliffs.

Distance: 4.1 km.
Time: 1.5 hours.
Grade: Easy/moderate.