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.
There are five overnight hikers campsites on the northern wilderness:
- Barry Creek
- Lower Barry Creek
- Five Mile Beach
- Tin Mine Cove
- Johnny Souey Cove
These locations provide only a campsite with no facilities. A true wilderness experience!
The following conditions apply to these areas.
- Hikers must fill out a Hiker Self Assessment Form before a hiking permit is issued. Call 13 1963 for further information.
- Some track sections are marked with flagging tape however other sections are undefined therefore hikers must be proficient in navigation with a map and compass.
- Overnight camping is permitted for two consecutive nights only at each of the camp areas throughout the year.
- Maximum group size at any one campsite is six.
Things to do in the area
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.
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
Stockyard Camp is a small grassy campground set in native bushland near the park entrance, 30km from Tidal River. There is no beach access from the campground but Whisky Bay is a short drive away.