Darby River Carpark (Wilsons Promontory National Park)


Darby River Carpark (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Darby River Carpark is the starting point to visit Darby Bay, Fairy Cove and Tongue Point. The carpark also offers a great spot to launch your canoe to explore the Darby River estuary.

Enjoy a short walk to Darby Beach or a more challenging walk to Tongue Point, the secluded Fairy Cove and Darby Saddle. This is a great location to leave a car if starting your walk from Darby Saddle. Picnic tables offer a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife.

Toilets are available in the carpark. No water is available.

How to get there

Darby River Carpark (Wilsons Promontory National Park)



Need to know

Darby River Carpark (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • No drones without a permit
  • Speed restrictions apply
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators


  • Water hazards
    • Submerged obstacles

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.

Stockyard Toilet Block Closed

The Stockyard Toilet Block is closed until further notice. 

Mt Oberon Road and Mt Oberon Summit Lookout Temporary Closure

Due to roadworks on Mt Oberon Carpark Road, general access to Telegraph Saddle and Mt Oberon Summit will be closed on Tuesday 5 December, and will reopen 8:00am Wednesday 6 December.

Access to Telegraph Saddle for pre-existing bookings for Overnight Hikes and the Lightstation will have restricted times to be escorted by local Parks Victoria Staff past the works. 

Please consider Mt Bishop Lookout as an alternative to Mt Oberon Summit.

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