Darby Beach Walk (Wilsons Promontory Marine Park, Wilsons Promontory National Park)


Darby Beach Walk (Wilsons Promontory Marine Park, Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Beginning at Darby River Carpark, a sandy track follows Darby River as it winds its way to the sea. The small exposed beach is embraced at either end by rocky headlands and ancient dunes and its a great place to see shore birds.

This easy Grade 2 track is 1.1 km, 20 minutes one way.

Visitor Tips: This beach is subject to strong currents and surf and the beach is not patrolled. Do not climb the fragile sand dunes and unstable sandstone cliffs. Toilets are available at the Darby River Carpark.

How to get there

Darby Beach Walk (Wilsons Promontory Marine Park, Wilsons Promontory National Park)



Need to know

Darby Beach Walk (Wilsons Promontory Marine Park, Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fires permitted
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No bicycles
  • No camping
  • No vehicles
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed


  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Rough Surf
  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area
  • Animals and pests
    • Beware European wasps

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Park Closure - Sunday 13th August, 5pm to Friday 18th August, 8am 2023

Wilsons Promontory National Park will be closed between 5pm Sunday 13th August and 8am Friday 18th August 2023 to undertake park management and conservation programs. 

Stockyard Campground Closed

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

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Ground control operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks and Reserves from December 2022 to December 2023. These areas will remain open to visitors during operations.
Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)
Buchan Caves Reserve
Burrowa-Pine Mountain
Cape Conran Coastal Park
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
Errinundra National Park
Lake Tyers State Park
Lakes National Park
Baw Baw National Park
Mount Buffalo National Park
Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
Mount Lawson State Park
Mount Granya State Park
Mountain Creek Education Area
Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
Wabba Wilderness Park
Wilsons Promontory National Park

For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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