Short walks in Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

Short walks in Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

 

Short walks in Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

Wilson Promontory is an ideal destination for bushwalking.

From overnight hikes  and numerous day walks of all fitness levels, you will be enchanted with natural coastline features, granite boulders, pristine beaches, and lush rainforests or Stringybark woodlands.

Wilson Promontory is the southernmost tip of Australian mainland. The stunning coastline, the marine park, numerous bushwalking trails  make a popular destination in Victoria.

From Melbourne is a 3 hour  drive. Take the South Gippsland Highway A440 and then Meeniyan- Promontory Road C444 to the Wilson Promontory entrance. From the entrance to Tidal River is 30 minutes drive. At Tidal River are a campground, visitor centre and general store.

The closest towns are Yanakie, Fish Creek and Foster.

Mount Oberon Summit Walk

Distance is 6.8 km

Time is 2 hours return

The walk starts at Telegraph Saddle car park.

The route has a total ascent of 332.27 m and has a maximum elevation of 540.58 m.

During peak periods in summer there is a free bus shuttle from Tidal River to Telegraph Saddle which runs every half an hour.

Mount Oberon offers a wonderful panorama over the Bass Strait.

Squeaky Beach Loop Walk

Distance is 8.6 km

Time is 3 hours

The walk starts at Lilly Pilly Gully car park.

The route has a total ascent of 225.98 m and has a maximum elevation of 144.93 m.

Cross the road and walk on Lilly Pilly Link Track.  At the bifurcation follow the left track of Tidal Overlook Circuit. The track follows the Tidal River and offers nice views of the Tidal River and Norman Beach.

Short walks in Wilsons Promontory, Victoria
Tidal River

 

Short walks in Wilsons Promontory, Victoria
Norman beach

Follow the track to the boulders of Pillar Point. From the Pillar Point backtrack to the bifurcation with Squeaky Beach Track. Turn left on the Squeaky Beach Track to reach the beautiful white Squeaky Beach.

Short walks in Wilsons Promontory, Victoria
Squeaky Beach in the distance

The name of Squeaky Beach is from the rounded grains of quartz that make a squeak noise when walked on. Take the time to cool off in the ocean and have a break. Return to the Lilly Pilly car park following the inland part of the Tidal Overlook Circuit.

You need to carry enough water for the day and have ample sun protection.