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 Campground Closed

Stockyard Campground closed to campers.  The area remains for access to the Big Drift.  Bookings for camping at Tidal River can be made online.

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. 

Telegraph Saddle shuttle bus not operating Christmas day / Mount Oberon Road Will be closed to vehicle traffic for the day

The free Telegraph Saddle shuttle bus will not be operating on Christmas Day, and Mount Oberon Road will be closed to vehicle traffic for the day.  

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks from December 2022 to June 2023.
 
Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

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