Tidal River Accommodation

Tidal River Accommodation

Tidal River Accommodation

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Tidal River Accommodation

Tidal River is the main visitor hub for Wilsons Promontory National Park. This picturesque spot offers a range of accommodations options to make the most of one of Victoria's favourite National Parks. 

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From award-winning wilderness retreats for a special getaway or lodge-style accommodation for large groups, Tidal River offers something to suit anyone wanting to experience the incredible WIlsons Promontory National Park. 

 

Tidal River is the perfect launching pad for experiencing nature's beauty. Walk remote coastal bushland trails, discover quiet pristine beaches, or stroll just a few minutes' walk from Tidal River to Norman Beach for a paddle or a snorkel in Victoria's largest marine national park. Whatever adventure you choose, keep your eyes peeled for the the local wombats who can be seen wandering around the area.

If you like the comfort of Tidal River, but want to stay closer to nature, check out the popular Tidal River Campground, which includes powered or unpowered sites.

Accommodation

The exterior of a 6-bed hut in Tidal River at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Tidal River Huts

Providing easy access to the tranquil waters of Tidal River and Norman Beach, the Tidal River Huts are perfectly located to access all that Tidal River has to offer.
A woman carries a bag and walks away from the entrance to a cabin at Tidal River at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Tidal River Cabins

Located in an idyllic riverside bush setting, these cabins can sleep up to six people. A spacious living area with gas heating, lounge seating and dining area overlooks a timber deck area for outdoor relaxation.
The entrance with two steps up to the door at a unit in Tidal River at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Tidal River Units

Equipped with a spacious living area, sun deck and shared barbecues the Tidal River Units offer a comfortable base to explore the Prom.
The exterior of a group lodge in Tidal River with Mount Oberon in the background at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Tidal River Group Lodges

Perfect for large families, school groups and tour groups, the Tidal River Group Lodges can accommodate 12, 24 or 30 people in dormitory rooms with bunk beds.

Things to do

 
A couple looks on at a Wombat on Wilsons Promontory National Park,

Tidal River Visitor Centre

The visitor centre at Tidal River provides information about walking tracks and things to do within the park. The centre is open daily from 9.00am - 4.00pm.
The view of Norman Beach from the summit of Mount Oberon.

Norman Beach

Close to Tidal River campground, the beautiful Norman Beach is flanked by Pillar Point in the north and Norman Point in the south and offers stunning views of Mount Oberon.
Family walks together on a coastal track at Wilsons Promontory

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.
The view from Mt Oberon at Sunset.

Mount Oberon

Starting from the Telegraph Saddle car park, this iconic Prom walk follows the management vehicle track to the summit of Mount Oberon.Steps below the rocky summit lead to postcard perfect, panoramic views over Tidal River, the coast and offshore islands.
Two women walk along the track between granite rocks and grass trees on the Southern Circuit hiking trail at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory Southern Circuit Overnight Hikes

Hike your way to overnight camping sites and sleep in bookable shady campsites with views of glassy torquoise water.
A father and mother sit on Squeaky Beach with their daughter in an all terrain accessibility wheelchair.

Squeaky Beach

One of the Prom’s iconic locations, the rounded grains of quartz sand make a ’squeak’ when walked on.

How to get there

Tidal River Accommodation

Wilsons Promontory National Park is a three hour drive from Melbourne. Follow Monash Freeway (M1) to join South Gippsland Freeway (M420/A440) to Meeniyan. Take the Meeniyan‐ Promontory Road (C444) to the Wilsons Promontory entrance.

Tidal River is a further 30 minutes drive from the entrance. Please drive carefully and look out for wildlife. Avoid driving between dusk and dawn. There is no fuel at Tidal River. The closest fuel supplies are at Yanakie, Fish Creek and Foster.

Need to know

Tidal River Accommodation

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

    Stockyard Campground Closed

    Stockyard Campground closed to campers. Bookings for camping at Tidal River can be made online.

    Little Oberon Bay Walking Track (Norman Point to 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. 

    Sealers Cove Walking Track closed until further notice

    Wilsons Promontory National Park experienced widespread damage due to several flood and storm events in 2021. This significantly damaged many tracks including the Sealers Cove Boardwalk.  A detailed engineering assessment found that the entire two kilometres of the Sealers Cove Boardwalk will need to be replaced. Planning is underway for this work, including costing the work to secure funding. Due to the extent of the damage, and complexity of the work required, Sealers Cove Walking Track will be temporarily closed. 
    Access to Sealers Cove is still achievable via Refuge Cove, which is a 25km hike from Telegraph Saddle.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks from December 2022 to June 2023.
     
    Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

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The lighthouse keeper's cottage and lighthouse at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

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