Pillar Point Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park)


Pillar Point Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Cross the Tidal River Footbridge and follow the track through a tunnel of tea-tree to reach the spectacular granite outcrops of Pillar Point.

A favourite spot to enjoy breathtaking views of the offshore islands, Squeaky Beach, Norman Bay and Mount Oberon as it towers over the landscape.

This Grade 3 walk ascends along an uneven surface and is 3.6 km, 1.5 hours return.

Beware of unprotected cliffs.

How to get there

Pillar Point Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Need to know

Pillar Point Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No bicycles
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No camping
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed


  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Uneven ground
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

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.

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.

Stockyard Toilet Block Closed

The Stockyard Toilet Block is closed until further notice. 

Wilsons Promontory Ecological Planned Burns - 6-8 December 2023

Wilsons Promontory National Park
Ecological Planned Burns commencing Wednesday 6 December 2023

Two ecological burns are scheduled to be undertaken in northern areas of Wilsons Promontory National Park commencing:
  • Wednesday 6 December 2023 – Varney’s Grasslands
  • Thursday 7 December 2023 – Vereker Track

Smoke may be visible for 1-3 days and, depending on weather conditions, smoke may drift a long distance from the sites of the planned burns.

All roads and walking tracks within the national park will remain open.

Visit this link to learn more about how we use fire to restore habitat at Wilsons Promontory: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/news/2021/10/13/05/42/using-fire-to-restore-habitat-at-wilsons-prom

For more information contact Tidal River Visitor Centre 03 8427 2122.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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