Southern CIrcuit Overnight Hikes


Southern Overnight Hikes

Venture into the Southern Prom - a remote place of great natural beauty. The Southern Prom Circuit overnight hike is a three-day, two night trail through warm temperate rainforest to the sublime eastern shores of Wilsons Promontory where you can enjoy the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Sealers Cove and Waterloo Bay.
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The Southern Prom is one of the highlights of Wilsons Promontory National Park. Yet only a very small proportion of visitors to the park venture there. The way to get the most out of the Southern Prom is to tackle an overnight hike on the famous Southern Circuit. 

The Southern Prom Circuit overnight hike is a loop starting and finishing at Telegraph Saddle Carpark and includes overnight camps at gorgeous Sealers Cove and Waterloo Bay on the secluded eastern coast of the Prom. 

The Southern Prom Circuit as described below does not take in Wilsons Prom Lightstation or South Point, the southernmost place in mainland Australia. However, you can make your own itinerary or walk the five-day Southern Prom Extended Circuit. 

You will need to book your stay at the campsites in the form of an overnight hiking permit. 

Things to do

Day 1
Telegraph Saddle to Sealers Cove, 10.3km, 3 hours

This is the quintessential Wilsons Prom hike - and is popular with day trippers as well as overnight hikers. The exceptional natural beauty includes verdant fern gullies, mountains, a swamp and at the end, a sheltered golden beach with crystal clear turquoise waters.

Day 2
Sealers Cove to Little Waterloo Bay, 13.6km, 4.5 hours

Today you'll see two more beautiful slices of paradise in the form of Refuge Cove and Waterloo Bay. But before that, enjoy sweeping views of the remote northern Prom from some massive granite boulders. Refuge Cove will be visible shortly afterwards. There is an option to stop at Refuge Cove Hike-in Campground for a shorter day two hike  - but you'll have more distance to cover on day three. 

Day 3
Little Waterloo Bay to Telegraph Saddle, 12km, 4.5 hours.

Leave Little Waterloo Bay and head inland where you will cross a number of swampy areas before climbing to a saddle between Mounts Wilson and Boulder. Eventually you will come to the Telegraph Track which leads north to Telegraph Saddle Carpark.
Mum helps her young son as he jumps off a large piece of drift wood at West Cape Beach.


Walk white sandy beaches, swim in cool coastal waters or surf the wild waves of the Southern Ocean.
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
A couple in their thirties take in the view along Dead Timber Track.

Hiking and bushwalking

Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail.
A couple watch the sunset at a picnic table on the edge of Lake Catani at Mount Buffalo National Park.

Sunrises and sunsets

Spectacular sunsets from the summits and to west, and picturesque sunrises in the east , top-and-tail your day the perfect way.
Stargazing in the Murray Sunset National Park.


Escape the city lights to remote nature locations to see the spectacular starry southern night sky.

How to get there

Southern Overnight Hikes

During peak summer months and on weekends from Melbourne Cup to Easter long weekend, a free shuttle bus takes visitors to Telegraph Saddle from Tidal River and the Overnight Hikers car park. Telegraph Saddle car park is closed to all other vehicles during these times.


Need to know

Southern Overnight Hikes

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 Closed

    Sealers Cove Walking Track and Boardwalk is closed between Telegraph Saddle and Sealers Cove until further notice.
    Sealers Cove Campsite is only accessible via Refuge Cove which is a 25km hike from Telegraph Saddle.

    Little Oberon Bay Walking Track Closed

    Little Oberon Bay Walking Track is closed between Norman Point and Oberon Bay until further notice.

    Oberon Bay Campsite is only accessible via Telegraph Track. 

    4WD Boat Launching Access - Norman Beach, Tidal River

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

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