Wilsons Promontory National Park

Tidal River camping ground, roofed accommodation and most of the parks short walks are open. Some walks in the southern part of the National Park are still closed.

There is a lot to see in the Park. Squeaky Beach, Lilly Pilly Gully, Norman Bay, Tidal Lookout, Tongue Point are all open. In the Northern section Millers Landing, Vereker Outlook and the woodlands walk are just some of the great places to check out as well as viewing the wildlife that roam around these areas.

Please check the parks website for a current Parks Note which is updated regularly.

Wilsons Promontory National Park was first reserved as a national park back in 1898. It covers 50,512 hectares including offshore islands and the Light Station. You will find fantastic beaches, cool fern gullies, great views, spectacular rock formations and abundant wildlife.

Wilsons Promontory is home to more than 700 native plant species, 30 kinds of mammal--from tiny antechinuses to kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, koalas, seals & bats--and approximately 180 species of birds. Reptiles, amphibians, insects & other invertebrates are also numerous & diverse.
Entry Fee: FREE
Services: Visitor Centre
General store/Take Away shop
Camping gas supplies currently not available.

Open air cinema & doctor services available during summer.

Free shuttle bus- A free shuttle bus operates between Tidal River and Telegraph Saddle during the summer and Easter school holidays and on weekends from November to April. Departure points include the Tidal River Visitor Centre carpark, the overnight hikers carpark (Tidal River) and Telegraph Saddle carpark.
A timetable is posted at all departure locations and the Tidal River Visitor Centre. Telegraph Saddle carpark is closed to vehicle access when the shuttle bus is in operation.
Accommodation: Wilderness Retreats
Cabins
Lorikeet Units: Not available for bookings.
Huts
Group Lodges
Camping: 484 camping and caravan sites. 20 sites are powered, the remainder are unpowered. Booking is recommended.
Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets, hot showers, laundry facilities, dishwashing stations and picnic areas equipped with free gas barbecues.

Generators and fires, including solid barbecue fuel (such as wood and briquettes), are not permitted. Portable gas barbecues are permitted but must not be lit on days of Total Fire Ban.
Booking: Accommodation: Bookings essential, minimum night stay applies.
Overnight hikes: Bookings highly recommended.
Lighthouse accommodation: Bookings essential.

Tidal River Camping: Long weekends & Easter:
Campsites are obtained by application on www.parkweb.vic.gov.au.

Christmas ballot
Accommodation and camping at Tidal River for the peak Christmas holiday season is allocated using a ballot system. Applications are open for the month of June.

Long weekends
Advanced bookings are essential for camping at Tidal River for Labour Day, Easter and Melbourne Cup long weekends. Minimum night stays apply and applications open at the following times:

Labour Day weekend – 1 February
Easter – 1 February
Melbourne Cup weekend – 1 September
Highly recommended to pre-book campsites for the remainder of the year.
Taking care of the park: Dogs, other pets and firearms are not permitted.
Keep to the tracks.
Observe fire restrictions.
Carry out all rubbish.
Do not disturb or remove any plants or animals.
Observe speed signs.
Please do not feed the rosellas or other wildlife in the park.
Location: Wilsons Promontory is approximately 3hours drive south east of Melbourne. Once on the M1, take the Cranbourne & Phillip Island exit, M420. This will get you onto the South Gippsland Hwy. Continue on the M420 for approx 34km, then take the Korumburra & Leongatha exit, route A440. Turn off at Meeniyan and go via Fish Creek on C444 alternatively continue to Foster and take C446 which joins C444 and continue to Wilsons Promontory National Park.