How long does it take to hike Wilsons Prom?
around two and a half hours
You’ll be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of the west coast of Wilsons Prom and offshore islands. The 7.4km walk takes around two and a half hours return.
Do you have to pay to enter Wilsons Prom?
Wilsons Promontory National Park does not have an entrance fee, but Tidal River Campground does have site fees. The non-powered sites at Tidal River Campground are $62.30 per night during the peak season and $56.10 per night during the off-peak season. This fee is for up to eight people.
Can you hike at Wilsons Prom?
Big Drift. The northern hiking trails at Wilsons Prom are nowhere near as popular as those around the southern end and Tidal River. You can climb down and roam around Big Drift but it’s easy to get lost so mark your entrance point and track so you can find your way out again.
Can you swim at Wilsons Prom?
Welcome to Wilsons Prom, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia. Walk remote coastal bushland trails and swim at pristine beaches dominated by granite tors. Camp in comfort at family-friendly Tidal River or hike to a more secluded campsite.
Can you camp for free at Wilsons Prom?
There is no free camping at any time in or near Wilsons Prom. The closest legal free-camp is at Franklin River Reserve, near Toora (about 30-35 min drive to the entrance of Wilsons Prom, or 60 min to Tidal River in the centre of Wilsons Prom). No fires are permitted in Wilsons Prom at any time.
How long does it take to walk from tidal river to the lighthouse?
approximately 6 hours
Tidal River The walk to the lighthouse is 19.1km and takes approximately 6 hours (each-way) to complete.
Can I sleep in my car at Wilsons Prom?
The Rangers do patrol Wilsons Prom late night and early morning and will fine you if they find you sleeping in a car without a camping permit. The closest legal overnight rest stop is near Toora.
How long does it take to walk from Tidal River to the lighthouse?
How many days do you need for Wilson prom?
Overnight hikes This is the most popular overnight hike in the national park. The full circuit is around 60km and takes in all the prettiest beaches in the Prom. Most people tackle it in around 4-5 days with good campsites available at overnight stops.
Can you have fires at Wilsons Prom?
Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground. Please check in at the visitors centre upon arrival. Solid fuel fires and generators are not permitted.
Is there WIFI at Wilsons Prom?
We set up a wifi connection allowing 4 or more devices to be simultaneously used mainly downloading kids youtube stuff and posting pictures on Facebook, sending emails using skype.
What is so special about the lighthouse at Wilsons Prom?
The Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse is only a 10km walk from the most southerly point of mainland Australia. Its Southerly position can leave this unique location open to roaring Westerly winds and treacherous Bass Strait conditions.
What to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park?
Wilsons Promontory National Park is all about walking through nature, so there are plenty of walks to choose from. For information about walking and cycling trails throughout the rest of Prom Country, please visit our walking and cycling page.
Where is the best place to do a promontory walk?
Recently I explored more of Melbourne and its surroundings and did some of the Wilson Promontory Walks in Victoria, which is my favourite place for hiking trails and nature walks on the mainland. Wilsons Prom is only 220 km and a relaxed 3 hours drive from the CBD. The best way to get there is to go on a road trip from Melbourne to Wilsons Prom.
Which is the best day walk at Wilsons?
7 Best Wilsons Prom Day Walks You Need To Try 1. Mount Oberon Summit Walk 2. The Big Drift 3. Darby River to Tongue Point via Fairy Cove 4. Sealers Cove Return 5. Tidal River to Squeaky Beach 6. Vereker Outlook via Millers Landing 7. Prom Wildlife Walk 8. BONUS: Sealers Cove, Refuge Cove, Little Waterloo Bay Loop
How big is the Wilsons Promontory in Australia?
Affectionately known as “the Prom”, Wilsons Promontory encompasses 505 square kilometres (195 square miles) of coastal wilderness on the southernmost tip of mainland Australia. The reserve is threaded with many walking trails, which wind their way through uncrowded beaches, eucalypt forests, cool rainforest gullies and rocky mountaintops.