Darby River to Tongue Point Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

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Darby River to Tongue Point Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

From Darby River Carpark gently climb an ancient sand dune for magnificent views of Darby River as it snakes through the deep valley towards the Vereker Range.

Continue over the saddle along a coastal headland of weathered granite. The spectacular granite tors are the main feature at the walks end where a semi-detached island is covered in boulders of all shapes.

For your safety, do not cross to the semi-detached island. A short detour will take you down to the secluded shores of Fairy Cove.

This Grade 4 trail is 3.8 km, 2 hours one way. Return using the same route or for a more challenging walk, organise a car shuffle and finish your journey at Darby Saddle (9.4 km, 4.5 hours).

Toilets are located in Darby River Carpark. Beware of unprotected cliffs.

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Darby River to Tongue Point Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Need to know

Darby River to Tongue Point Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fishing
  • No vehicles
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • No fires permitted
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Steep track
    • Slippery rocks
  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf

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 Camp - Camping Unavailable

Due to on-going maintenance issues, Stockyard Campsite is currently not available for overnight camping.
The area remains open for access to Big Drift.
All other campsites within Wilsons Promontory National Park remain open.

Sealers Cove Walking Track Closed

Sealers Cove Walking Track and Boardwalk is closed between Telegraph Saddle and Sealers Cove until further notice.
Sealers Cove Campsite is only accessible via Refuge Cove which is a 25km hike from Telegraph Saddle.

Little Oberon Bay Walking Track (Norman Point to Oberon Bay) Closed

Little Oberon Walking Track is closed between Norman Point and Oberon Bay until further notice due to significant erosion to the track. 
Oberon Bay Campsite is only accessible via Telegraph Saddle Walking Track until further notice. 

Park Closure - Sunday 14 August 5 pm - Friday 19 August 8 am.

Wilsons Promontory National Park will be closed from 5 pm Sunday 14 to 8 am Friday 19 of August 2022 to undertake park management and conservation programs.

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