Wilsons Promontory National Park

Location: Parks Victoria

Hours: Tidal River Visitor Centre is open from 8:30am - 4:00pm daily AEST and 8:30am – 4:30pm daily AEDST

Wilsons Promontory National Park protects 50,460 hectares including pristine beaches, cool shaded rainforests, cloud soaked mountain peaks and rugged offshore islands.

Walking, camping, relaxing on the many beaches, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, photography, wildlife observation, nature study and overnight hikes are among the many things to do in this iconic park.

Tidal River is the main location for accommodation and camping in Wilsons Promontory National Park, offering 484 camping and caravan sites situated near the beach and river. The wide range of roofed accommodation includes cabins, huts, group lodges and the award winning Wilderness Retreats. Camping and accommodation can be booked below.

Day visitors can explore several walking trails starting from Tidal River such as Tidal Overlook, Lilly Pilly Gully, Little Oberon Bay and Squeaky Beach.

The Prom hosts an array of overnight hikes. Various routes and locations cater to the time available and the enthusiasm and fitness levels of hikers. Permits for overnight hikes can be booked below.

A remote lighthouse illuminates seas at the southern tip of the Prom. Hikers can book to stay in the historic residences of former lighthouse keepers.

Click here to view the park page

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please try changing the criteria to one adult for one night, options for hiking should then appear. You will then be able to select the correct number of hikers and nights required.

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Details

To make a booking or for more information about overnight hiking in the Northern Section and boat based camping, please call the park office on 03 5680 9555 or Click here to view the park page and complete your trip intention form.

Cancellation Policy

30 days prior 50% cancellation fee. Less than 30 days prior 100% cancellation fee. No Transfers.

Map

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Victoria, Tidal River 3960

 
 

Directions

Wilsons Promontory National Park entrance gate is located 6km from the township of Yanakie. This is the last stop for fuel before entering the park.

Product

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Tidal River - Powered Site 8m X 9m

Tidal River campground has 20 powered campsites located on Second, Third and Fourth Avenues and beautifully situated near Norman Beach and Tidal River. No more than 8 people can camp on each site, including children and infants. Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets and hot showers, laundry facilities and dishwashing stations. Nearby picnic areas are equipped with free gas barbecues. A dump point is available at the Overnight Hikers car park. Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground.


Pre-booking of powered campsites is advisable all year round.
Check in: 11am Check out: 11am


Sites available: 3rd Ave Site 74, 3rd Ave Site 75, 3rd Ave Site 103, 4th Ave Site 118
Available until December 19, 2014 only.
Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a site.

Click here to view a map of the Tidal River Campground

Configuration: Powered SIte
Max # of Persons: 8

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Tidal River - Powered Site 7m X 8m

Tidal River campground has 20 powered campsites located on Second, Third and Fourth Avenues and beautifully situated near Norman Beach and Tidal River. No more than 8 people can camp on each site, including children and infants. Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets and hot showers, laundry facilities and dishwashing stations. Nearby picnic areas are equipped with free gas barbecues. A dump point is available at the Overnight Hikers car park. Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground.


Pre-booking of powered campsites is advisable all year round.
Check in: 11am Check out: 11am


Sites available: 3rd Ave Site 99, 3rd Ave Site 100
Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a site. Available until December 19, 2014 only. Click here to view a map of the Tidal River Campground

Configuration: Powered SIte
Max # of Persons: 8

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TR Group Lodge-John Gregory (12 bed)

Perfect for schools, family groups, clubs and tour groups.


John Gregory Lodge can accommodate a group of 12 people in bunk or single beds. Blankets and pillows are supplied however guests bring their own linen and towels or linen and towel hire can be added to your booking. Cots are available (fee applies). Facilities include a central dining and living area with gas heating and an outdoor barbecue. A fully equipped kitchen includes a gas stove, microwave and fridges. Two bathrooms include showers and vanity units with separate toilets.

Check in: 4pm Check out: 12pm


Click here to view a map of Tidal River Accommodation

Configuration: 4 bedroom
Max # of Persons: 12

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Tidal River - Powered Site 10m X 9m

Tidal River campground has 20 powered campsites located on Second, Third and Fourth Avenues and beautifully situated near Norman Beach and Tidal River. No more than 8 people can camp on each site, including children and infants. Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets and hot showers, laundry facilities and dishwashing stations. Nearby picnic areas are equipped with free gas barbecues. A dump point is available at the Overnight Hikers car park. Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground.


Pre-booking of powered campsites is advisable all year round.
Check in: 11am Check out: 11am


Sites available: 2nd Ave Site 56, 2nd Ave Site 57, 2nd Ave Site 58

Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a site.
Available until December 19, 2014 only.
Click here to view a map of the Tidal River Campground

Configuration: Powered SIte
Max # of Persons: 8

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Overnight Hike, Southern Section, Oberon Bay

Oberon Bay is a bush campsite situated on the west side of the Prom and is accessible via the walking track. The track offers great coastal views and passes through large rock outcrops, low heathland, coast tea-tree scrub & eucalypts. Oberon Bay campsite is within close proximity to the water.

There is no freshwater source at Oberon Bay.

Camping is permitted for a maximum of two consecutive nights throughout the year.

Maximum group size at any one campsite is twelve.

All overnight hike camp areas in the southern Prom have self composting toilets. Toilet paper is not supplied.

All hikers must check in at the Visitors centre prior to departing for safety and emergency purposes.
Each individual must book and carry a permit. Advance notice of 24 hours is required for online overnight hike bookings. Please call the office on 03 5680 9555 to enquire about same day bookings.


Click here to download overnight hike park note

Configuration: Unpowered Site
Max # of Persons: 1

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Overnight Hike, Southern Section, LWB

Little Waterloo Bay is a bush campsite situated on the east side of the Prom accessible via walking track. This moderately hard track climbs steeply over rock faces from Refuge Cove then continues through woodland and gullies to Little Waterloo Bay. The camp is surrounded by lush vegetation and is within close proximity to the water.

Water is piped from upstream, however treating the water is highly recommended.

Camping is permitted for a maximum of two consecutive nights throughout the year.

Maximum group size at any one campsite is twelve.

All overnight hike camp areas in the southern Prom have self composting toilets. Toilet paper is not supplied.

All hikers must check in at the Visitors centre prior to departing for safety and emergency purposes.
Each individual must book and carry a permit. Advance notice of 24 hours is required for online overnight hike bookings. Please call the office on 03 5680 9555 to enquire about same day bookings.


Click here to download overnight hike park note

Configuration: Unpowered Site
Max # of Persons: 1

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Lightstation Cottage 4 exclusive use

Wilsons Promontory Lightstation was built in 1859 from local granite on a narrow peninsula jutting into the wild waters of Bass Strait. It is located via a 20km scenic hike from Tidal River Village.

In the 1800s supplies were delivered to the lighthouse by ship every six months and there was no communication with the outside world. Families, often with children, had the lonely but vital task of keeping the light burning, saving both ships and lives.

Today, visitors can taste a little of the lighthouse keeper lifestyle by staying in Cottage 4 close to the lighthouse.

Cottage 4 delivers exclusive use of a fully self-contained cottage.

The cottage, which has outstanding views from the open plan living room, includes a queen bed, fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom.
All food must be brought in and all rubbish must be taken out.
All linen and towels are provided.

All hikers must check in at the Visitors centre prior to departing for safety and emergency purposes.


Check in: 2pm Check out: 10am

Click here to find out more about the Light station

Configuration: 1 bedroom with lounge & kitchen
Max # of Persons: 2

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TR Group Lodge-Baldwin Spencer (30 bed)

Perfect for schools, family groups, clubs and tour groups.


Baldwin Spencer Lodge can accommodate a group 30 people in bunks or single beds. Blankets and pillows are supplied however guests bring their own linen and towels or linen and towel hire can be added to your booking. Cots are available (fee applies). Facilities include a central dining and living area with gas heating and an outdoor barbecue. A fully equipped kitchen includes a gas stove, microwave and fridges. Two bathrooms include showers and vanity units with separate toilets.


Check in: 4pm Check out: 12pm


Click here to view a map of Tidal River Accommodation

Configuration: 6 bedroom with separate lounge
Max # of Persons: 30

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Overnight Hike, Southern Section, Halfway Hut

Halfway Hut is a bush campsite situated inland on the Prom and is
accessible via the Telegraph Track. Halfway Hut is surrounded by lush vegetation.

Water is sourced from the tank located in the campground, however treating the water is highly recommended.

Camping is permitted for a maximum of two consecutive nights throughout the year.

Maximum group size at any one campsite is twelve.
All overnight hike camp areas in the southern Prom have self composting toilets. Toilet paper is not supplied.
All hikers must check in at the Visitors centre prior to departing for safety and emergency purposes. Advance notice of 24 hours is required for online overnight hike bookings. Please call the office on 03 5680 9555 to enquire about same day bookings.


Click here to download overnight hike park note

Configuration: Unpowered Site
Max # of Persons: 1

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Unpowered Site- Tidal River

Tidal River campground has 455 unpowered campsites, beautifully situated near Norman Beach and Tidal River. No more than 8 people can camp on each site, including children and infants. Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets and hot showers, laundry facilities and dishwashing stations. Nearby picnic areas are equipped with free gas barbecues. A dump point is available at the Overnight Hikers car park. Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground.


Pre-booking of unpowered campsites is advisable on weekends during peak season.



Check in: 11am Check out: 11am



Please check in at the visitors centre upon arrival. Sites are not allocated and visitors can select their own site.
If arriving after hours, please call ahead. Always check the after hours information posted outside the visitors centre, prior to entering the campground for site details. Click here to view a map of the Tidal River Campground

Configuration: Unpowered Site
Max # of Persons: 8

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Tidal River - Powered Site 9m X 9m

Tidal River campground has 20 powered campsites located on Second, Third and Fourth Avenues and beautifully situated near Norman Beach and Tidal River. No more than 8 people can camp on each site, including children and infants. Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets and hot showers, laundry facilities and dishwashing stations. Nearby picnic areas are equipped with free gas barbecues. A dump point is available at the Overnight Hikers car park. Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground.


Pre-booking of powered campsites is advisable all year round.
Check in: 11am Check out: 11am


Sites available: 3rd Ave Site 104, 4th Ave Site 119

Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a site.
Available until December 19, 2014 only.Click here to view a map of the Tidal River Campground

Configuration: Powered SIte
Max # of Persons: 8

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Overnight Hike, Southern Section, Sealers Cove

Sealers Cove is a bush campsite situated on the east side of the Prom accessible via walking track. The track passes through beautiful forest to a boardwalk over Sealers Swamp . The campsite is surrounded by lush vegetation and is within close proximity to the water.

Water is piped into the campground, however treating the water is highly recommended.

Camping is permitted for a maximum of two consecutive nights throughout the year.

Maximum group size at any one campsite is twelve.

All overnight hike camp areas in the southern Prom have self composting toilets. Toilet paper is not supplied.

All hikers must check in at the Visitors centre prior to departing for safety and emergency purposes.
Each individual must book and carry a permit. Advance notice of 24 hours is required for online overnight hike bookings. Please call the office on 03 5680 9555 to enquire about same day bookings.


Click here to download overnight hike park note

Configuration: Unpowered Site
Max # of Persons: 1

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Tidal River- Wilderness Retreats

Located in a tranquil corner of Tidal River, these contemporary safari-style tents with built-in en suites cater for couples, but can accommodate up to four people.

Features include a queen sized bed, a single futon chair/bed, and a single trundle-bed. Linen and towels are provided. Each retreat has gas heating, a small fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and a deck with outdoor chairs.

A communal kitchen has gas hot plates, fridge, microwave, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a specific wilderness retreat.

Check in: 2pm Check out: 10am


Click here to view a map of Tidal River Accommodation

Configuration: 1 bedroom with lounge
Max # of Persons: 4

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Tidal River - Powered Site 9m X 8m

Tidal River campground has 20 powered campsites located on Second, Third and Fourth Avenues and beautifully situated near Norman Beach and Tidal River. No more than 8 people can camp on each site, including children and infants. Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets and hot showers, laundry facilities and dishwashing stations. Nearby picnic areas are equipped with free gas barbecues. A dump point is available at the Overnight Hikers car park. Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground.


Pre-booking of powered campsites is advisable all year round.
Check in: 11am Check out: 11am


Sites available: 3rd Ave Site 76, 4th Ave Site 120, 4th Ave Site 121, 4th Ave Site 123

Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a site.
Available until December 19, 2014 only.
Click here to view a map of the Tidal River Campground

Configuration: Powered SIte
Max # of Persons: 8

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Tidal River - Powered Site 7m X 9m

Tidal River campground has 20 powered campsites located on Second, Third and Fourth Avenues and beautifully situated near Norman Beach and Tidal River. No more than 8 people can camp on each site, including children and infants. Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets and hot showers, laundry facilities and dishwashing stations. Nearby picnic areas are equipped with free gas barbecues. A dump point is available at the Overnight Hikers car park. Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground.


Pre-booking of powered campsites is advisable all year round.
Check in: 11am Check out: 11am


Sites available: 3rd Ave Site 73. Available until January 28, 2015 only.
href="http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/319064/WPNP-Tidal-River-Map.pdf">Click here to view a map of the Tidal River Campground

Configuration: Powered SIte
Max # of Persons: 8

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Tidal River - Cabins

Our solar-powered cabins are located in an idyllic riverside bush setting and can sleep up to 6 people in each.

A spacious living area with gas heating, lounge seating and dining area overlooks a timber deck area for outdoor relaxation. A fully equipped kitchen includes a gas stove, microwave and fridges. Each cabin has two bedrooms at either end. One bedroom has a queen sized bed and the other two bunk beds. All linen and towels provided. Cots are available (fee applies). The bathroom includes a bath tub and separate shower.

Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a specific cabin.

Check in: 2pm Check out: 10am


Click here to view a map of Tidal River Accommodation

Configuration: 2 b/rm
Max # of Persons: 6

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Overnight Hike, Southern Section, Refuge Cove

Refuge Cove is a bush campsite situated on the east side of the Prom accessible via walking track. The track between Sealers Cove and Refuge Cove offers many great views. The campsite, which is at the southern end of the cove, is surrounded by lush vegetation and is within close proximity to the water.

Water is piped from upstream, however treating the water is highly recommended.

Camping is permitted for a maximum of two consecutive nights throughout the year.

Maximum group size at any one campsite is twelve.

All overnight hike camp areas in the southern Prom have self composting toilets. Toilet paper is not supplied.

All hikers must check in at the Visitors centre prior to departing for safety and emergency purposes.
Each individual must book and carry a permit. Advance notice of 24 hours is required for online overnight hike bookings. Please call the office on 03 5680 9555 to enquire about same day bookings.


Click here to download overnight hike park note

Configuration: Unpowered Site
Max # of Persons: 1

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TR Group Lodge-George Robinson (12 bed)

Perfect for schools, family groups, clubs and tour groups.


George Robinson Lodge can accommodate a group of 12 people in bunk or single beds. Blankets and pillows are supplied however guests bring their own linen and towels or linen and towel hire can be added to your booking. Cots are available (fee applies). Facilities include a central dining and living area with gas heating and an outdoor barbecue. A fully equipped kitchen includes a gas stove, microwave and fridges. Two bathrooms include showers and vanity units with separate toilets.

Check in: 4pm Check out: 12pm



Click here to view a map of Tidal River Accommodation

Configuration: 4 bedroom with lounge
Max # of Persons: 12

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Powered Sites- Standard size 8m x 8m

*From January 26, 2015 onwards only standard powered sites of 8m x 8m will be available.Tidal River campground has 20 powered campsites located on Second, Third and Fourth Avenues and beautifully situated near Norman Beach and Tidal River. No more than 8 people can camp on each site, including children and infants. Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets and hot showers, laundry facilities and dishwashing stations. Nearby picnic areas are equipped with free gas barbecues. A dump point is available at the Overnight Hikers car park. Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground.


Pre-booking of powered campsites is advisable all year round.
Check in: 11am Check out: 11am


Please check in at the visitors centre upon arrival. If arriving after hours, please call ahead. Always check the after hours information posted outside the visitors centre, prior to entering the campground.

Click here to view a map of the Tidal River Campground

Configuration: Powered SIte
Max # of Persons: 8

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Overnight Hike, Southern Section, Roaring Meg

Roaring Meg is a bush campsite situated inland on the Prom and is accessible via the walking track. The track crosses through woodland and fern gullies, and the campground is surrounded by lush vegetation.

Water is available from Roaring Meg stream, however treating the water is highly recommended.

Camping is permitted for a maximum of two consecutive nights throughout the year.

Maximum group size at any one campsite is twelve.

All overnight hike camp areas in the southern Prom have self composting toilets. Toilet paper is not supplied.

All hikers must check in at the Visitors centre prior to departing for safety and emergency purposes.
Each individual must book and carry a permit. Advance notice of 24 hours is required for online overnight hike bookings. Please call the office on 03 5680 9555 to enquire about same day bookings.


Click here to download overnight hike park note

Configuration: Unpowered Site
Max # of Persons: 1

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Tidal River - Powered Site 8m X 8m

Tidal River campground has 20 powered campsites located on Second, Third and Fourth Avenues and beautifully situated near Norman Beach and Tidal River. No more than 8 people can camp on each site, including children and infants. Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets and hot showers, laundry facilities and dishwashing stations. Nearby picnic areas are equipped with free gas barbecues. A dump point is available at the Overnight Hikers car park. Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground.


Pre-booking of powered campsites is advisable all year round.
Check in: 11am Check out: 11am


Sites available: 3rd Ave Site 101, 3rd Ave Site 102, 4th Ave Site 122

Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a site. Available until December 19, 2014 only.


Click here to view a map of the Tidal River Campground

Configuration: Powered SIte
Max # of Persons: 8

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TR Group Lodge-Arthur Lucas (24 bed)

Perfect for schools, family groups, clubs and tour groups.


Arthur Lucas can accommodate a group of 24 people in bunk or single beds. Blankets and pillows are supplied however guests bring their own linen and towels or linen and towel hire can be added to your booking. Cots are available (fee applies). Facilities include a central dining and living area with gas heating and an outdoor barbecue. A fully equipped kitchen includes a gas stove, microwave and fridges. Two bathrooms include showers and vanity units with separate toilets.


Check in: 4pm Check out: 12pm



Click here to view a map of Tidal River Accommodation

Configuration: 6 bedroom with separate lounge
Max # of Persons: 24

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Tidal River - Hut - (4 bed)

These one room huts can accommodate four people in bunk beds. Guests bring their own linen, blankets, pillow and towels and make use of the nearby campground amenities. Linen and towel hire is available upon request. Kitchenette facilities include a 4 burner stove with oven/grill, small fridge, sink with cold water, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. The huts have gas heating.

Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a specific hut.


Check in: 2pm Check out: 10am


Click here to view a map of Tidal River Accommodation

Configuration: 1 room combined living & sleeping area
Max # of Persons: 4

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Tidal River - Powered Site 10m x 8m

Tidal River campground has 20 powered campsites located on Second, Third and Fourth Avenues and beautifully situated near Norman Beach and Tidal River. No more than 8 people can camp on each site, including children and infants. Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets and hot showers, laundry facilities and dishwashing stations. Nearby picnic areas are equipped with free gas barbecues. A dump point is available at the Overnight Hikers car park. Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground.


Pre-booking of powered campsites is advisable all year round.
Check in: 11am Check out: 11am


Sites available: 2nd Ave Site 55

Available until January 28, 2015 only. Click here to view a map of the Tidal River Campground

Configuration: Powered SIte
Max # of Persons: 8

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Lightstation, Cottage Accommodation

Wilsons Promontory Lightstation was built in 1859 from local granite on a narrow peninsula jutting into the wild waters of Bass Strait. It is located via a 20km scenic hike from Tidal River Village.


In the 1800s supplies were delivered to the lighthouse by ship every six months and there was no communication with the outside world. Families, often with children, had the lonely but vital task of keeping the light burning, saving both ships and lives.


Today, visitors can taste a little of the lighthouse keeper lifestyle by staying in cottages next to the lighthouse.The cottages are available for individual and group bookings for one or two nights.



All cottages have shared lounge, dining and bathroom facilities. Kitchens are fully equipped with stove/oven, microwave, fridge, cutlery and crockery.


Accommodation is booked per bed, meaning that guests may find themselves sharing a bedroom with others.


Each bedroom sleeps 2 or 4 guests in single bunk beds with a mattress and a pillow.


Visitors need to supply their own towels and linen or sleeping bags, however, doonas may be hired for an additional charge which you can add to your shopping cart when booking.


Check in: 2pm Check out: 10am


All hikers must check in at the Visitors centre prior to departing for safety and emergency purposes.


Click here to find out more about the Light station

Configuration: Dormitory
Max # of Persons: 1

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Tidal River - Hut - (6 bed)

Guests bring their own linen, blankets, pillow and towels and make use of the nearby campground amenities. Linen and towel hire is available upon request. Kitchenette facilities include a 4 burner stove with oven/grill, small fridge, sink with cold water, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. The huts have gas heating.

Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a specific hut.

Check in: 2pm Check out: 10am.


Click here to view a map of Tidal River Accommodation

Configuration: 1 room combined living & sleeping area
Max # of Persons: 6

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Tidal River - Cabins (Accessible)

Two solar-powered cabins are modified to allow access for mobility impaired visitors and can sleep up to 6 people.

Accessible facilities include electric high-low beds, parking and ramped entrances. A personal hoist and specialised bathroom equipment including a shower commode chair are available to visitors free of charge.

A spacious living area with gas heating, lounge seating and dining area overlooks a timber deck area for outdoor relaxation. A fully equipped kitchen includes a gas stove, microwave and fridges. Each cabin has two bedrooms at either end. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the other has a bunk bed, a single bed and a trundle-bed. Bedding and towels provided. The bathroom has a shower, vanity unit and toilet. Cots are available (fee applies).

Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a specific cabin.

Check in: 2pm Check out: 10am

Click here to find out more about accessibility at the Prom

Configuration: 2 b/rm
Max # of Persons: 6

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