Tidal River Accommodation

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Tidal River Accommodation

Tidal River is the main visitor hub for Wilsons Promontory National Park. There are many accommodation options within Tidal River, from award-winning Wilderness Retreats for a quiet getaway for one or two, to Group Lodges that can accommodate up to 30.
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There's a range of camping and roofed accommodation options to suit pretty much anyone who wants to spend time in one of Victoria's best-loved national parks surrounded by wallabies and wombats.

Tidal River Wilderness Retreats
Enjoy a camping experience in a spacious safari-style tent without the stress of setting up. This is a glamping experience, so expect a queen-size bed and your own bathroom. If you feel like you're being watched it's because you are - there are wallabies, wombats and Crimson Rosellas everywhere!

Tidal River Cabins
Located in an idyllic riverside bush setting and 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. A fully equipped kitchen includes a gas stove, microwave and a full size fridge. Each cabin has two bedrooms, one at each end. The bathroom includes a bath tub with a shower overhead. All linen and towels provided. Cots are available (fee applies). Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a specific cabin. Check in: 2pm Check out: 10am

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. The single room huts which accommodate either 4 or 6 people are a great alternative to camping. Guests use the nearby campground amenities.

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 one-bedroom units can accommodate two people in either a queen or two single beds. Adjoining units can be linked to accommodate up to four people.
Domain Unit has ramp access and a fully accessible kitchen and bathroom. A personal hoist, shower and commode chairs are available on request free of charge.

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 in the area

 
Parks Victoria Ranger smiles at the camera

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.
A family set up camp at Tidal River Camp Ground at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Tidal River Campground

Tidal River is also the main camping location in Wilsons Promontory National Park, offering 484 camping and caravan sites (including 20 powered) situated near the beach and river.
Two families walk along the Lilly Pilly Gully walk.

Day walks

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.
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.
A couple follow the path on the Southern Circuit Overnight Hike.

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

Tidal River is a three-and-a-half 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.

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Camping & accommodation

Tidal River offers self-contained cabins, units, huts, group lodges and Wilderness Retreats.

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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

    Water for hikers at Oberon Bay

    Tank water (unpotable) at Oberon Bay is unreliable. Hikers are required to carry in their own drinking water.

  • Wilsons Promontory National Park

    Lilly Pilly boardwalk closed

    Lilly 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 permit

    Off-track hiking permits are unavailable due to the risk associated with land slips and the potential spread of pest plants and pathogens.

Similar Experiences

 
Two women share a coffe on the deck of the Cape Conran Cabins.

Cape Conran Cabins

Cape Conran has timber cabins overlooking sandy beaches that offer family and group accommodation, designed for comfortable but basic living. Local timbers have been used to give each cabin a character of its own. One is specially designed to accommodate people with disabilities. Each cabin sleeps up to eight people. All have pot bellied stoves for heating.
A mother sits at a table with her younger daughter and watches her older daughter doing a cartwheel on the lawn of the residence at Buchan Caves Park.

Buchan Caves Reserve Accommodation

There are cabins in the reserve which are fully self-contained and sleep up to five people. The cabins are not accessible for wheelchairs but may be suitable for visitors who have some limited mobility. Access to the cabins is via a ramp and each cabin has an outside deck that is easy to get to.
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