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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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 local wombats who can be seen wandering around the area.

 

From award-winning Wilderness Retreats for a special getaway or lodge-style accommodation for large groups, to powered/unpowered campsites, Tidal River offers something to suit anyone wanting to experience Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Explore Tidal River accommodation options below.

Accommodation

Glamping tent with white shelter with green plants in foreground.

Wilderness retreats

Immerse yourself in nature while staying in high comfort, low impact, safari style tents.
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 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.
The front and entrance to Sheoak, the accessible cabin, at Tidal River at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Tidal River accessible cabin accommodation

There are two cabins in Tidal River with accessible facilities. Both are self-contained and consist of two bedrooms (including a single electric high-low bed), accessible bathroom, kitchen/living room and outside deck.
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.
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 entrance, including low angle ramp, to the accessible unit in Tidal River at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Tidal River accessible unit accommodation

The accessible unit at Tidal River is a self-contained, one-bedroom unit, including a personal hoist and specialised bathroom equipment, such as a shower commode chair.

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

    Deer Control Program 24 - 28 June 2024, Wilsons Promontory

    Parks Victoria will be conducting a deer control program at Wilsons Promontory National Park 24th - 28th June 2024. 
     
    From 5pm to 8am each day there will be no access to the following visitor areas while the operation occurs:
    • Oberon Bay Campground
    • Stockyard Campground
    • Big Drift
    • Yanakie Cemetery
    • Shallow Inlet Walk via Hourigan Camp Lane
    • Cotters Lake and Cotters Beach
    Other visitor areas and some management vehicle only tracks may also be intermittently closed overnight while the operation occurs. 
     
    Signage will be in place to inform visitors of all relevant closures. 

    Stockyard Campground & Toilet Block Closed

    Stockyard campground and toilet block are closed until further notice.

  • Wilsons Promontory National Park

    Sealers Cove boardwalk is closed

    The Sealers Cove boardwalk needs to be rebuilt, following major storm and flood damage. 

    This will be a major and complex project. It will replace two kilometres of boardwalk over sensitive terrain while sensitively managing the surrounding environment.

    There is currently no public access to the boardwalk, and access to Sealers Cove is only possible via a 25km hike from Telegraph Saddle.

    For more information, including expected timeframes for the rebuild, visit: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/eastern-victoria/sealers-cove-boardwalk-rebuild.

    Wilsons Promontory National Park - Invasive Species Control Programs

    Introduced species such as deer, rabbits, foxes and feral cats are all major threats to nature. Wilsons Promontory National Park is working towards pest free nature.

    Targeted invasive species control programs will be in place within Wilsons Promontory National Park between June 2023 - June 2025.

    Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

    Park Closure - Sunday 4th August, 5pm to Friday 9th August, 8am 2024

    Wilsons Promontory National Park will be closed between 5pm Sunday 4th August and 8am Friday 9th August 2024 to undertake park management and conservation programs. 

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A tent set up on grass in a coastal landscape

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

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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.

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