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.
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Closure of camping and accommodation at Wilsons Promontory National Park
At the direction of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Parks Victoria has closed camping and accommodation, including lighthouse accommodation, at Wilsons Promontory National Park, from Sunday 22 March, while limiting the number of day visitors from Monday 23 March 2020, until further notice. Check our COVID-19 update for the latest information, and follow the health advice provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Opening hours change from Sunday 5 AprilFrom Sunday 5 April, Wilsons Promontory National Park will be open from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm, with last vehicle entry at 4.00 pm.