Sealers Cove boardwalk rebuild

Project status

Last updated: January 2024
 

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The project

Sealers Cove is a highlight at the Wilsons Promontory National Park. With surrounding hiking trails, campground and stunning beach, the cove is popular with visitors to the park.

During 2021, successive storms and floods hit the Prom and caused significant and widespread damage. This included to the Sealers Cove Boardwalk, which provides a connection to the Tidal River visitor hub across an otherwise impassable swamp.

A subsequent engineering assessment found that the entire two kilometres of the Sealers Cove Boardwalk needed to be replaced.

In late 2023, funding was announced to rebuild the boardwalk.

Above: Park Rangers assessing flood damage on the Sealers Cove boardwalk. 

 

Project timeline

A start/finish timeline for this project will be established shortly and updated on this page.

 

Environment and cultural heritage management

Wilsons Promontory National Park is a place of outstanding conservation, recreation and wilderness values.

The Prom is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape where Traditional Owners retain deep connections to Country – both material and intangible.

Parks Victoria undertakes assessment and studies, and obtains necessary permits and approvals, before delivering projects at the Prom.

 

Access changes

There is currently no public access to the boardwalk.

Access to Sealers Cove is still possible but via a 25km hike from Telegraph Saddle.

Before visiting any park, people are advised to always check the park page on the Parks Victoria website for any changed conditions, or to call the Parks Victoria Information Centre: 13 1963.

 

Staying updated

Information about this project will be maintained on this page.

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