Sealers Cove to Refuge Cove Walking Track (Wilsons Promontory National Park)


Sealers Cove to Refuge Cove Walking Track (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Leaving Sealers Cove Camping Area the trail climbs through dry eucalypt forest to Horn Point for stunning coastal views along Five Mile Beach and beyond. Descending through wet gullies before reaching North Refuge Beach and a short walk to Refuge Cove.

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 Sealers Cove and Refuge Cove Camping Areas. Treat or boil water before use.

How to get there

Sealers Cove to Refuge Cove Walking Track (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Need to know

Sealers Cove to Refuge Cove Walking Track (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed



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.

Deer Control Program 24 - 28 June 2024, Wilsons Promontory

Parks Victoria will be conducting a deer control program at Wilsons Promontory National Park 24th - 28th June 2024. 
From 5pm to 8am each day there will be no access to the following visitor areas while the operation occurs:
  • Oberon Bay Campground
  • Stockyard Campground
  • Big Drift
  • Yanakie Cemetery
  • Shallow Inlet Walk via Hourigan Camp Lane
  • Cotters Lake and Cotters Beach
Other visitor areas and some management vehicle only tracks may also be intermittently closed overnight while the operation occurs. 
Signage will be in place to inform visitors of all relevant closures. 

Stockyard Campground & Toilet Block Closed

Stockyard campground and toilet block are closed until further notice.

Sealers Cove boardwalk is closed

The Sealers Cove boardwalk needs to be rebuilt, following major storm and flood damage. 

This will be a major and complex project. It will replace two kilometres of boardwalk over sensitive terrain while sensitively managing the surrounding environment.

There is currently no public access to the boardwalk, and access to Sealers Cove is only possible via a 25km hike from Telegraph Saddle.

For more information, including expected timeframes for the rebuild, visit:

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Invasive Species Control Programs

Introduced species such as deer, rabbits, foxes and feral cats are all major threats to nature. Wilsons Promontory National Park is working towards pest free nature.

Targeted invasive species control programs will be in place within Wilsons Promontory National Park between June 2023 - June 2025.

Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

Park Closure - Sunday 4th August, 5pm to Friday 9th August, 8am 2024

Wilsons Promontory National Park will be closed between 5pm Sunday 4th August and 8am Friday 9th August 2024 to undertake park management and conservation programs. 

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