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Mount Oberon

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Mount Oberon offers one of the best views in Victoria. Trek to the summit overlooking Tidal River and enjoy a 360-degree panorama of Wilsons Promontory. See unrivalled views of the Prom's spectacular landscape, from its pristine coastline and beautiful offshore islands, to its lush gullies and magnificent mountains.
Climb to Mt Oberon Summit on this iconic hike at Wilsons Promontory. The hard work is worth it, promising panoramic views of one of the most beautiful places in Victoria

Starting at Telegraph Saddle Carpark, the hike to Mt Oberon makes a steady incline as it weaves up the mountain. As you near the peak, a steep climb up steps will lead you to the rocky summit.

Standing 558m high, Mt Oberon offers incredible 360-degree views over Wilsons Prom. See sparkling turquoise water and picturesque islands scattered off the coast. Along the shore, spot the beautiful bays on Wilsons Prom’s western coast; Little Oberon Bay, Norman Bay, Leonard Bay, Picnic Bay and Whisky Bay.

Enjoy scenic views over Tidal River Campground and trace the river as it weaves through coastal heath to the sandy shores of Norman Beach. Further inland, admire the rolling peaks of forested mountains. 

Look south towards the southern-most tip of Australia's mainland, which is home to an abundance of native wildlife including wombats, emus, kangaroos and echidnas. Explore the southern section of Wilsons Prom on longer hikes if you get the chance.

Hike to Mt Oberon later in the day for one of the best best spots to watch the sunset at Wilsons Prom, but don't forget to bring a torch.

Things to do

 
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 of Norman Beach from the summit of Mount Oberon.

Norman Beach

Close to Tidal River campground, the beautiful Norman Beach is flanked by Pillar Point in the north and Norman Point in the south and offers stunning views of Mount Oberon.
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.
Sunset on the rocks at Whiskey Bay in Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Whisky Bay

Whisky Bay is a small sheltered beach with rock formations at each end. Accessible from the Whisky Bay car park, the track follows a moist gully along Whisky Creek before passing over a sand dune to the beach.
A women pokes her head out of her tent in front of Mount Oberon at Tidal River Campground at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Tidal River Campground

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.

How to get there

Mount Oberon

Telegraph Saddle Carpark is closed during summer school holidays, Easter and on weekends from November to April. At these times you can catch a shuttle bus from Tidal River. Departure points include the Tidal River Visitor Centre Carpark, Overnight Hikers Carpark (Tidal River) and Telegraph Saddle Carpark. The bus timetable is posted at all departure locations and the Tidal River Visitor Centre. Click here to view the timetable.

Need to know

Mount Oberon

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

    The Sealers Cove Walking Track is currently closed

    The Sealers Cove Walking Track is currently closed due to storm and flood damage.

    Funding has been secured to rebuild the two kilometres boardwalk, with a start/finish timeline for the project to be established shortly.

    Until then, access to Sealers Cove is only achievable via Refuge Cove, which is a 25km hike from Telegraph Saddle.

    Aerial Deer Control Program 4-8 March 2024

    Parks Victoria will be conducting an aerial deer control operation at Wilsons Promontory National Park 4th-8th March 2024.  

    From 5pm Monday 4th to 8am Friday 8th March, there will be no access to the following areas while the operation occurs:  
    • Shallow Inlet Walk
    • Boundary Track
    • Big Drift
    • Stockyard
    • Yanakie Cemetery 
    • Cotters Road, Cotters Lake and Cotters Beach
    • 5 Mile Road and carpark
    • Vereker Outlook
    • Millers Landing 
    • Northern Overnight Hike 


    Signage and/or staff will be in place to inform visitors of closed areas. During the operation, visitors may hear gunshots and see a helicopter flying at low levels. Safety is of paramount importance and Parks Victoria will have an Operations Controller on-site to ensure visitor safety. 

    Change to Tidal River General Store opening hours

    Tidal River General Store opening hours from 29 January to 1 April 2024:


    Monday - Thursday9.00 am - 5.00 pm
    Friday: 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
    Saturday:  Coffee window (only) from 7.30 am, Store open 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
    Sunday: Coffee window (only) from 7.30 am, Store open 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

    Tidal River water supply this summer 2023/24

    This summer of 2023/24, the water storage (in tanks) at Tidal River is reduced compared with previous years. It means that while Parks Victoria repair the water storage, the system overall has less capacity.
     
    To help the system cope this summer, Parks Victoria is asking all visitors to help save water and reduce their water use during their stay.
     
    You can help by:
    •            Filling up your caravan water tanks before arrival.
    •            Taking shorter showers – 4 minutes or Iess.
    •            Turning off taps when brushing teeth.
    •            Using less water to wash dishes – use a tub.
    •            Taking your laundry home for shorter stays.
    •            Using a caravan dump point outside of the Prom for caravan waste.
    •            Reporting leaks and running toilets to the Visitor Centre.
     
     
    Did you know?
     
    Tidal River Campground is ‘off-grid’. This means that all water and electricity come from inside the Prom. For water, the supply starts with water being drawn from the Tidal River catchment. It is then treated to a drinking water standard, stored in a series of tanks, and distributed around the campground for visitors to enjoy.
     
    Thanks for your cooperation. 

    Attachments: FinaI TidaI River Fact Sheet Water SuppIy (301KB)

  • Yanakie Cemetery Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

    Stockyard Toilet Block Closed

    The Stockyard Toilet Block is closed until further notice. 

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