Day Walks in Wilsons Prom

Explore a range of Wilsons Promontory walks tucked away down many different tracks. Keep an eye out for wallabies and emus as you weave through heathland, eucalypt forest and the southernmost temperate rainforests in Victoria. From a family-friendly nature walks to a more challenging hike, there's a walk to suit everyone. 
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.

Plan carefully to ensure that you have enough daylight to complete these walks.

Things to do

Lilly Pilly Gully Nature Walk
Go on a family-friendly walk through heathland before you find yourself walking among tall eucalpyt trees. Follow the boardwalk through the shady rainforest, where you can admire lush ferns and a trickling creek. Look closely and tread quietly to discover a variety of flora and fauna.

The 5.2km nature walk takes around an hour and a half return and is perfect for families with kids and people with limited mobility. The track is predominantly compacted sand, relatively flat and easy-going with a good pram. 

Lilly Pilly Gully Circuit Walk
See more of Lilly Pilly Gully on this scenic circuit walk. Weave through stringybark forest along the southern slope of Mt Bishop before descending into the lush rainforest of Lilly Pilly Gully. Follow the nature walk back to the carpark. The 5.8km circuit walk takes around two hours return. 

Mount Bishop Walk
If you're feeling adventurous and prepared for a more challenging walk, hike from Lilly Pilly Gully to the rocky summit of Mt Bishop. You'll be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of the west coast of Wilsons Prom and offshore islands. The 7.4km walk takes around two and a half hours return.

Lilly Pilly Link Walk
Go for an easy stroll along Lilly Pilly Link Walk, which connects Tidal River and Lilly Pilly Gully. Enjoy panoramic views of Norman Bay and Tidal River as you weave through coastal heath. The views are even more striking in spring and summer when you can see stunning wildflower displays. The 1km walk takes around 20 minutes each way.

Norman Beach, Tidal Overlook, Squeaky Beach, Picnic Bay, Whisky Bay
This spectacular four beach walk allows the walker to fully experience the beauty of both land and sea at the Prom. Travel alternates between track and beach walking.

The 6km walk will table around 3 hours one way. Grade: Easy/moderate.

Darby River to Tongue Point
Offering magnificent views of Darby Swamp, Vereker Range and Darby and Cotters Beach, this walk climbs gently through wind swept coastal vegetation before following the headland towards Tongue Point, a coastal headland jewelled with stacks of weathered granite. The track ends prior to the semi-attached island. For your safety don’t attempt to cross over to it. Just before the Darby Saddle track junction, a short side track with some steps leads down to the delightful and secluded Fairy Cove. For your safety, check tides before you go.

This walk commences at the southern end of Darby River carpark and covers 3.8km over approx 2 hours of walking one way. Grade: Moderate.

Darby Saddle to Tongue Point
The track from Darby Saddle provides spectacular coastal and forest scenery as it climbs uphill through stringybark and casuarina forest. At 2.1km a side track (300 metres) leads up to Sparkes Lookout which offers views as far as the pyramid-shaped Rodondo Island in the south and Shallow Inlet in the north.

After the turnoff, the main track climbs steeply to Lookout Rocks, a vantage point offering views across to Norman Island. From here the track descends steeply through low heathland where it joins the track from Darby River and continues to Tongue Point, a coastal headland jewelled with tumbled stacks and boulders of weathered granite. The track ends prior to the semi-attached island. For your safety don’t attempt to cross over to it.

The 5.6km walk will take around 2.5 hours one way. Grade: Moderate/hard.

Darby River, Fairy Cove, Tongue Point, Darby Saddle
This track allows visitors to fully enjoy the stunning Tongue Point coastal area. The walk can be done in either direction however walkers will need to organise a car shuttle.
The 9.4 km will take around 3-3.5 hours one way. Grade: Moderate/hard.

Mount Oberon Summit
Starting from the Telegraph Saddle car park, this iconic Prom walk follows the management vehicle track up Mount Oberon. Steps below the rocky summit lead to postcard perfect, panoramic views over Tidal River, the coast and offshore islands. Be prepared - even in summer months the summit can be windy, cool and clouded. Beware of unprotected cliffs.
The 6.8 km walk will take around 2 hours return. Grade: Moderate/hard.

Sealers Cove
One of the most popular walks at the Prom, the Sealers track climbs steadily to Windy Saddle and then downhill through beautiful forest to a boardwalk over Sealers Swamp to Sealers Cove.

The 9.5 km walk will take around 3 hours return. Grade: Moderate.

A man and woman walk along the top of an enourmous sand dune in the northern part of Wilsons Promontory.

Big Drift Walk

Starting at Stockyard Campsite near the park entrance, follow the signposts to the northern flank of Big Drift, an extensive series of inland sand dunes. It’s easy to get lost in Big Drift so be careful to mark your path to find the track out again. There is no beachaccess from Big Drift.
A couple stop to enjoy the view of the ocean sat upon a granite boulder at Tongue Point.

Darby River to Tongue Point

Commencing at the Darby River car park, a sandy track follows Darby River as it winds its way to the coast. The small exposed beach is embraced at each end by rocky headlands. Please stay on the beach and avoid climbing fragile sand dunes
The view from the top of Mt Bishop in Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Mount Bishop

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.
The view from Mt Oberon at Sunset.

Mount Oberon

Starting from the Telegraph Saddle car park, this iconic Prom walk follows the management vehicle track to the summit of Mount Oberon.Steps below the rocky summit lead to postcard perfect, panoramic views over Tidal River, the coast and offshore islands.
A father and mother sit on Squeaky Beach with their daughter in an all terrain accessibility wheelchair.

Squeaky Beach

One of the Prom’s iconic locations, the rounded grains of quartz sand make a ’squeak’ when walked on.

How to get there

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Need to know

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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

    Lilly Pilly boardwalk closed

    Lilly Pilly Gully boardwalk is currently closed due to dangerous trees and storm damage. Mt Bishop and the Lilly Pilly circuit walk remain open

    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.

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