Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Welcome to Wilsons Prom, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia. Walk remote coastal bushland trails and swim at pristine beaches dominated by granite tors. Camp in comfort at family-friendly Tidal River or hike to a more secluded campsite. Either way, the local wombats, kangaroos and emus are waiting to meet you.

Swim at Norman Beach - just a few minutes' walk from Tidal River Campground, or go snorkelling for a unique underwater view of Victoria's largest marine national park. Bring the family and camp in comfort at Tidal River. Choose from powered or unpowered sites or stay in roofed accommodation.

Scale the granite peaks of Mount Bishop or Mount Oberon for panoramic views, or enjoy an overnight hike in The Prom. In the north there's a remote and rugged wilderness to explore, while the south is home to the historic Wilsons Promontory Lightstation and Sealers Cove.

Feel the sand between your toes at some of the more secluded beaches of Wilsons Prom, from Cotters Beach to Whisky Bay and Fairy Cove. Check out Big Drift, an impressive inland sand dune system, one of the Prom's well kept secrets. You can book a free all-terrain wheelchair, TrailRider or beach wheelchair to explore the great outdoors at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Couple taking in the view at Pillar Point.

Day Walks Day Walks

A range of walking opportunities are available to day visitors of all ages and fitness levels, taking in pristine beaches, temperate rainforest, towering sand dunes or lookouts offering spectacular panoramic views.

Three hikers walk along the beach at Wilson Promontory National Park.

Northern Overnight Hikes Northern Overnight Hikes

Most of the northern part of Wilsons Promontory is classified as a wilderness zone. In order to preserve the area’s natural values there are few facilities. If you don't want to stay overnight, there are short walks at Vereker Outlook, Prom Wildlife Walk, Big Drift and Millers Landing.

A couple stop to enjoy the view of the ocean sat upon a granite boulder at Tongue Point.

Darby River to Tongue Point Darby River to Tongue Point

Offering magnificent views over Darby Swamp, Vereker Range and Darby Beach, The Darby River to Tongue Point Walk climbs an ancient sand dune before following the weathered headland towards Tongue Point.

Stockyard Campground on Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Stockyard Campground Stockyard Campground

A nice alternative to the often-busy Tidal River, Stockyard Campground hides away among eucalypts and banksias near the Wilsons Promontory National Park entrance. Pitch a tent and discover all Wilsons Prom has to offer – from a walk out to the Big Drift to beach days at Whisky Bay, and everything in between.

One of the cabins available for public booking at Tidal River in the Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Tidal River Accommodation Tidal River Accommodation

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

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.


If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.


Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park is approximately three hours drive from Melbourne. Follow the Monash Freeway (M1) to join the South Gippsland Freeway (M420/A440) to Meeniyan. Take the Meeniyan- Promontory Road (C444) to the Wilsons Promontory Entrance.

Tidal River Visitor Centre is 30km south of the park entrance.

There is no fuel at Tidal River. The closest fuel outlet is at Yanakie.

When to go

Make the most of warmer temperatures with a swim at one of Wilsons Proms pristine beaches.

Camping and Accommodation

Camp in comfort at family-friendly Tidal River or hike to a more secluded campsite. Either way, the local wombats, kangaroos and emus are waiting to meet you.
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Need to know

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Water for hikers at Oberon Bay

    Tank water (unpotable) at Oberon Bay is unreliable. Hikers are required to carry in their own drinking water.

  • Wilsons Promontory National Park

    Off-track hiking permit

    Off-track hiking permits are unavailable due to the risk associated with land slips and the potential spread of pest plants and pathogens.

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Information Centre
1 Ring Road
Tidal River VIC 3960
13 1963
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