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

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

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 Marine National Park, Southern Wilsons Promontory Remote and Natural Area, Wilsons Promontory Marine Park, Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Facilities

Toilets

Need to know

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

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fishing
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No bicycles
  • No dogs, cats, pets 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.

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. 

Stockyard Campground Closed

Stockyard Campground closed to campers. Bookings for camping at Tidal River can be made online.

Sealers Cove Walking Track closed until further notice

Wilsons Promontory National Park experienced widespread damage due to several flood and storm events in 2021. This significantly damaged many tracks including the Sealers Cove Boardwalk.  A detailed engineering assessment found that the entire two kilometres of the Sealers Cove Boardwalk will need to be replaced. Planning is underway for this work, including costing the work to secure funding. Due to the extent of the damage, and complexity of the work required, Sealers Cove Walking Track will be temporarily closed. 
Access to Sealers Cove is still achievable via Refuge Cove, which is a 25km hike from Telegraph Saddle.

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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