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Tidal River Campground

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. And of course, the campground is a family favourite.
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Tidal River is the main visitor hub for Wilsons Promontory National Park. Day visitors mix with overnight stayers to enjoy swimming and surfing at Norman Beach and the plethora of beautiful walks and overnight hikes to the southern Prom.

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 Campground
Choose between a campsite nestled in the tea trees for a short walk to the sandy shores of Norman Beach or a family friendly site closer to the calm waters of Tidal River. There are 484 camping and caravan sites This is the most popular and well-equipped camping ground in Wilsons Prom and is the perfect base to enjoy scenic walks, swim, surf or relax at your campsite. Choose from power or unpowered sites.

Things to do in the area

 
One of the cabins available for public booking at Tidal River in the Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Tidal River Accommodation

Tidal River offers self-contained cabins, units, huts, group lodges and Wilderness Retreats.
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.
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 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 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.
Sunset on the rocks at Whiskey Bay in Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Whisky Bay

Whisky Bay is a small sheltered beach with rock formations at each end. Accessible from the Whisky Bay car park, the track follows a moist gully along Whisky Creek before passing over a sand dune to the beach.

How to get there

Tidal River Campground

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 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. And of course, the campground is a family favourite.

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Need to know

Tidal River 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

    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.

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