Just Inside The Gate

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Just Inside The Gate

At the very edge of Wilsons Promontory National Park architectural luxury meets wilderness at Just Inside the Gate. Situated just inside the National Park entrance on 97 acres of the most southerly freehold land on mainland Australia. You are invited to come and spend some time relaxing and adventuring on the edge.
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Just Inside The Gate is a self-catering eco-lodge accommodation for up to eight people. You have a choice where you can book the East Wing (two to four people) or both the East and West (Whole House) for up to eight people.

The two accommodation Wings East and West are separated by two independent lounges with a central entrance and purpose designed mud room, perfect for gear storage after a day trekking in the park. The bedrooms in each wing enjoy rural, mountain and inlet views, all have luxury bathrooms with solar hot water to provide a great end to each days activities. Two guest lounge areas offer the comfort of leather lounges with ceiling fans for summer and the warmth of environmentally friendly gas log fires in winter. Outside sit quietly on the expansive deck and look directly into the National Park.

Things to do in the area

 
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
Two families walk along the Lilly Pilly Gully walk.

Day walks at the Prom

There are many walks around the Prom. The walks provide a perfect opportunities to view native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, emus and wombats as well as some spectacular views.
Three hikers walk along the beach at Wilson Promontory National Park.

Wilsons Promontory Northern Overnight Hikes

Up for more of a challenge? Try the Northern Circuit hiking and camping through the park.

How to get there

Just Inside The Gate

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.

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Just Inside The Gate is a self-catering eco-lodge accommodation for up to eight people.
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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

    Sealers Cove Walking Track and Boardwalk Closed

    The track between Telegraph Saddle and Sealers Cove will be closed until further notice.
    It is likely to be closed during the peak season due to the extensive storm damage to the boardwalk.

    Little Oberon Bay Walking Track (Norman Point to Little Oberon Bay) Closed

    Little Oberon Walking Track is closed between Norman Point and Oberon Bay until further notice due to significant erosion to the track. 
    Oberon Bay Campsite is only accessible via Telegraph Saddle Walking Track until further notice. 

    Stockyard Camp - Camping Unavailable

    Due to on-going maintenance issues, Stockyard Campsite is currently not available for overnight camping.
    The area remains open for access to Big Drift.
    All other campsites within Wilsons Promontory National Park remain open.

    Whisky Bay Toilet Closed

    Whisky Bay Toilets will be closed until further notice. 
    The nearest toilet facilities can be found at Picnic Bay.

    4WD Boat Launching Access - Norman Beach, Tidal River

    Due to changes in river conditions, a 4WD is required for boat launching at Norman Bay. 

    No Water at Half Way Hut

    Currently there is no water at Half Way Hut. The tank has been contaminated and unable to use for consumption. Please make sure you carry adequate water due to this. 

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

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