Telegraph Saddle to Tidal River, via Oberon Bay Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park, Wilsons Promontory Marine Park, Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park, Southern Wilsons Promontory Remote and Natural Area)

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Telegraph Saddle to Tidal River, via Oberon Bay Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park, Wilsons Promontory Marine Park, Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park, Southern Wilsons Promontory Remote and Natural Area)

Beginning from Telegraph Saddle Carpark the track descends through eucalypt forest before linking with the Oberon Bay track at Telegraph Junction. Winding through coastal tea-tree, the sandy track leads to the expansive Oberon Bay.

Head north, along the beach where the trail continues along rocky headlands to the white shores of Little Oberon Bay before arriving at Tidal River.

This Grade 4 track has steep sections and uneven surfaces and is 17.1 km, 5.5 hours one way.

Camping at Oberon Bay is permitted, advanced booking is required. Toilets are located at Telegraph Saddle Carpark and Oberon Bay Camp. Untreated tank water is available at Oberon Bay Camping Area. Water supply is not guaranteed.

Ensure you carry enough drinking water for your walk. Beware of unprotected cliffs.

How to get there

Telegraph Saddle to Tidal River, via Oberon Bay Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park, Wilsons Promontory Marine Park, Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park, Southern Wilsons Promontory Remote and Natural Area)

Facilities

Toilets

Need to know

Telegraph Saddle to Tidal River, via Oberon Bay Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park, Wilsons Promontory Marine Park, Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park, Southern Wilsons Promontory Remote and Natural Area)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fishing
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No bicycles
  • No dogs allowed
  • No horses
  • No vehicles
  • No fires permitted

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Strong currents
    • Rough Surf
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
    • Slippery surface
  • 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.

Stockyard Campground & Toilet Block Closed

Stockyard campground and toilet block are closed until further notice.

Deer Control Program 15 - 19 April 2024, Wilsons Promontory

Parks Victoria will be conducting a deer control program at Wilsons Promontory National Park 15th - 19th April 2024. 


From 5pm to 8am each day there will be no access to the following visitor areas while the operation occurs:
  • 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. 

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: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/eastern-victoria/sealers-cove-boardwalk-rebuild.

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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