Wilderness retreats

Immerse yourself in nature while staying in high comfort, low impact, safari style tents.

Immerse in nature while staying in high comfort, low impact, safari style tents - Parks Victoria's answer to 'glamping'. Located at Wilsons Promontory National Park, each Wilderness Retreat has timber floors, covered timber decks with chairs and tables, a fridge and a queen-size bed complete with a plump doona and fresh linen. There's a fully equipped communal kitchen with gas cook top, microwave oven, fridge, and cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. There's also an outdoor barbeque area. These are perfect places to prepare your favourite meal and relax after a day of wilderness adventures.

Earth Friendly

Low impact accommodation that touches the earth lightly and lets you get closer to the environment than you ever thought possible. Great care has been taken to ensure your stay has minimal environmental impact. External colours have been specially selected to complement the colours of the landscapes and revegetation includes the replanting of more than 1700 indigenous plants. The furniture has been made by a Gippsland furniture maker from locally and sustainably grown hardwood. Private ensuites at Wilsons Promontory provide locally hand-made chemical-free shampoo, conditioner and liquid soap. The Wilderness Retreats are Advanced Ecotourism Certified having met global standards for environmental sustainability.

Choose your retreat

The entrance of a cabin in Tidal River at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Tidal River Accommodation

Tidal River offers self-contained cabins, units, huts, group lodges and Wilderness Retreats.

Related activities

A mother and daughter kicks a football in front of dad and two younger children in front of tents at Buchan Caves Reserve.


Victoria’s parks have some great places to camp and there is something to suit all tastes. Choose from fully serviced sites with luxury tents to remote locations with nothing but bush.
Two women follow the path through scrub up Mt Bogong with mountain views in the distance.


Whether you’re after a gentle stroll or something long-distance, there are walking trails to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
One of the cabins available for public booking at Tidal River in the Wilsons Promontory National Park.

All accommodation

Find where to stay in nature from remote camp sites off the beaten track to wilderness retreats or beach campgrounds.
Stargazing in the Murray Sunset National Park.


Escape the city lights to remote nature locations to see the spectacular starry southern night sky.
A couple watch the sunset at a picnic table on the edge of Lake Catani at Mount Buffalo National Park.

Sunrises and sunsets

Spectacular sunsets from the summits and to west, and picturesque sunrises in the east , top-and-tail your day the perfect way.
A couple looks on at a Wombat on Wilsons Promontory National Park,

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,
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