Wilsons Prom Overnight Hiking

Location: Wilsons Promontory National Park

Hours: Tidal River Visitor Centre is open from 9:00am-4:00pm daily

Venture into the Southern Prom and discover a remote place of great natural beauty.

Southern Overnight Hikes
Overnight hikes are booked per person, per night. There is a maximum stay of two nights at each of the hike-in camping areas.

Perched on a small peninsula jutting out into the wild seas of Bass Strait, the Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse and its historic residences are the southernmost settlement on the Australian mainland. Adding to its remote appeal, the lightstation is only accessible by foot, along the Southern Prom Circuit Hikes.

Lightstation Banks Cottage
The cottage sleeps a maximum of two guests and has a maximum stay of two nights.

Lightstation -Shared Cottage Accommodation
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.

To make a booking, obtain an overnight hiking permit or for more information about overnight hiking in the Northern Section and boat based camping, please call the park office on 03 8427 2122.

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Cancellation Policy

30 days or more prior notice to the booking arrival date - 50% of the applicable fees per night.
Less than 30 days prior notice to the booking arrival date - 100% of the applicable fees per night.
No transfers.

Map

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.

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Lightstation Banks Cottage

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

Water supply at Wilsons Promontory Light Station is a limited resource.

Water is collected from building roofs into water tanks. Significant rainfall is required to produce enough supply for guest needs.

Using less water ensures Wilsons Promontory Light Station continues as an idyllic accommodation destination for all current and future guests. Every drop counts.

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Max # of Persons: 2
 

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Lightstation, Shared 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.

Water supply at Wilsons Promontory Light Station is a limited resource. Water is collected from building roofs into water tanks. Significant rainfall is required to produce enough supply for guest needs. Using less water ensures Wilsons Promontory Light Station continues as an idyllic accommodation destination for all current and future guests. Every drop counts.

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Max # of Persons: 1
 

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Southern Section - Halfway Hut Hike-in Camping Area

Surrounded by lush vegetation, Halfway Hut Camping Area is a bush campsite situated inland on the Prom and is accessible only by hiking via the Telegraph Track.

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

Camping is permitted for a maximum of 2 consecutive nights throughout the year.

Maximum group size at any one campsite is 12.

Maximum capacity at this hike-in site is 30.

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 8427 2122 to enquire about same day bookings.

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Max # of Persons: 1
 

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Southern Section - Little Waterloo Bay Hike-in Camping Area

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 2 consecutive nights throughout the year.

Maximum group size at any one campsite is 12.

Maximum capacity at this hike-in site is 60.

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 8427 2122 to enquire about same day bookings.

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Max # of Persons: 1
 

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Southern Section - Oberon Bay Hike-in Camping Area

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 12.

Maximum capacity at this hike-in site is 40.

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 8427 2122 to enquire about same day bookings.

Configuration: Unpowered Hike-in site
Max # of Persons: 1
 

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Southern Section - Refuge Cove Hike-in Camping Area

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 12.

Maximum capacity at this hike-in site is 60.

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 8427 2122 to enquire about same day bookings.

Configuration: Unpowered Hike-in site
Max # of Persons: 1
 

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Southern Section - Roaring Meg Hike-in Camping Area

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 12.

Maximum capacity at this hike-in site is 40.

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 8427 2122 to enquire about same day bookings.

Configuration: Unpowered Hike-in site
Max # of Persons: 1
 

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Southern Section - Sealers Cove Hike-in Camping Area

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 12.

Maximum capacity at this hike-in site is 60.

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 8427 2122 to enquire about same day bookings.

Configuration: Unpowered Hike-in site
Max # of Persons: 1
 

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