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Tidal River accommodation

Tidal River offers self-contained cabins, units, huts, group lodges and Wilderness Retreats.

Outside of the summer ballot period accommodation must still be pre-booked. Bookings are essential and minimum stays apply throughout the year.

Tidal River is also the main camping location in Wilsons Promontory National Park, offering 484 camping and caravan sites (including 20 powered) situated near the beach and river.

Book your stay

Advance bookings and payment are required year round. View advanced booking and release dates.

Summer ballot

A ballot is held for booking Tidal River camping and accommodation (except Wilderness Retreats) for the five weeks from Christmas until late January. Minimum stays apply.

Apply online anytime between 1 July - 15 July 2019. Details will be provided on the peak season bookings page prior to applications opening.


Offering sweeping views to Mount Bishop, these stylishly designed one bedroom units accommodate two people with either a queen or two single beds. Adjoining units can be linked to accommodate up to four people.

One of the units has been specifically designed to meet the latest accessibility standards, and is a perfect option for visitors with limited mobility.

Features include:

  • Spacious living area.
  • Fully self-contained kitchen.
  • Bathroom.
  • All linen and towels are provided.
  • Gas heating.
  • Sun deck.
  • Shared barbecue area.

external view of 2 bedroom unit
External view of unit accommodation

internal view of 2 bedroom unit
Spacious living area in unit accommodation


Cabins accommodate up to six people. They feature natural light and a timber deck area for outdoor relaxation. Facilities in two cabins - Sheoak and Wirilda - are suitable for people with disabilities.

Features include:

  • Spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen with microwave and full size fridge.
  • One bedroom with queen sized bed and one bedroom with two bunk beds.
  • Linen and towels are provided.
  • Bathroom, most with a bath tub.
  • Gas heating

external view of cabin accommodation
External view of cabin accommodation

living area & fully equipped kitchen
Spacious living area & fully equipped kitchen


These one room huts can accommodate either four or six people in bunk beds. Guests provide their own linen, blankets, pillow and towels and make use of the nearby campground ammenities.

Features include:

  • 4 burner stove with oven/grill.
  • Small fridge.
  • Sink with cold water.
  • Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.
  • Linen and towel hire is available on request.
  • Gas heating.

external view of hut accommodation
External view of hut accommodation

internal view of hut accommodation
Internal view of hut accommodation

Group Lodges

Perfect for schools, family groups, clubs and tour groups. Lodges can accommodate groups of 12, 24 or 30 people. Blankets and pillows are supplied however guests provide their own linen and towels.

Features include:

  • Central living/dining area.
  • Fully equipped kitchen, with microwave.
  • Linen and towel hire is available on request.
  • Bathrooms (some with facilities for people with disabilities).
  • Gas heating and barbecue.

external view of group lodge accommodation
External view of group lodge accommodation

group lodge dining & lounge area
Group lodge dining & lounge area

group lodge kitchen facilities
Group lodge kitchen facilities

Wilderness Retreats

Wilderness Retreats (not included in summer ballot) offer visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature while staying in high comfort, low impact, safari-style tents.