The grassy surrounds are a favourite of native wildlife, while the in-flower banksias attract colourful native birds. Spot kangaroos, wallabies and wombats as they visit the campground and Crimson Rosellas, New-holland Honeyeaters darting between nectar-rich foliage.
Explore further afield and set out on Big Drift Walk to find yourself amidst a shifting inland sand dune system. Very different to the rest of Wilsons Prom, take in the views of the Vereker Range and Mount Oberon in the distance. And if you make the trek after rain keep an eye out for small sand pools that have formed in the troughs of the dunes. If the weather permits, take a refreshing dip.
Things to do in the area
How to get there
If you are driving, Stockyards Camp is approximately 2.5-hours drive south east of Melbourne. Follow the Monash Freeway east before turning onto the South Gippsland Freeway and following signs to Wilsons Promontory.
Camping & accommodation
A nice alternative to the often-busy Tidal River, Stockyard Campground hides away among eucalypts and banksias near the Wilsons Promontory National Park entrance. Pitch a tent and discover all Wilsons Prom has to offer – from a walk out to the Big Drift to beach days at Whisky Bay, and everything in between.
Need to know
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 BayTank water (unpotable) at Oberon Bay is unreliable. Hikers are required to carry in their own drinking water.
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Lilly Pilly boardwalk closedLilly 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 permitOff-track hiking permits are unavailable due to the risk associated with land slips and the potential spread of pest plants and pathogens.