Stockyard Campground

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Stockyard Campground

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.

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The cosy Stockyards Campground has everything you need for a comfortable Wilsons Prom experience. Surrounded by tall eucalypt and banksia woodland, the open grassy campground contains shelters, a camp kitchen and picnic tables.

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

 
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

Stockyard Campground

Stockyard Camp sits right by the Wilsons Promontory National Park entrance. You may need to do a safe u-turn just past the park entrance to access the campground.

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.

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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.

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Need to know

Stockyard Campground

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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