Refuge Cove to Little Waterloo Bay Walking Track (Southern Wilsons Promontory Remote and Natural Area, Wilsons Promontory National Park)

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Refuge Cove to Little Waterloo Bay Walking Track (Southern Wilsons Promontory Remote and Natural Area, Wilsons Promontory National Park)

The trail to Little Waterloo Bay leaves Refuge Cove Camping Area before steeply climbing around a rocky headland, through stringybark eucalypt forest. A short detour to Kersops Peak provides a good opportunity for a break before descending to North Waterloo Bay.
Continue to southern end of the beach and follow the trail over the granite headland to Little Waterloo Bay. This Grade 4 trail has steep rocky sections and uneven surfaces and is 6.4km, 2 hours one way.
For overnight stays, advanced bookings are required. Toilets and untreated water are available at Refuge Cove and Little Waterloo Bay Camping Areas. Treat or boil water before use.

How to get there

Refuge Cove to Little Waterloo Bay Walking Track (Southern Wilsons Promontory Remote and Natural Area, Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Need to know

Refuge Cove to Little Waterloo Bay Walking Track (Southern Wilsons Promontory Remote and Natural Area, Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Uneven ground
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
  • 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.

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. 

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