Hike Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory is a coastal hiking destination located on the southern tip of Victoria.

It’s a great place to visit no matter the season. The tracks boast spectacular coastal views, beaches and plenty of native wildlife.  You may even catch glimpses of marine life such as dolphins, seals, sea lions and possibly whales depending on the time of year.

There are paths to suit everyone, ranging in duration from under an hour to three to four days. And there’s no need to worry about starting out on an hour walk and accidentally finding yourself on few days journey, as the trails at Wilsons Promontory are very well signposted.

For those overnight hikes, there are a few extra things you’ll need:

  • A camping permit. This can be organised online or at the parks office/Tidal river visitors centre
  • Basic trail maps are available at the visitors centre or you can find more detailed topographical maps at www.topographic-map.com.
  • Water treatments – it is officially recommended to treat all water that is flowing through the plentiful creeks you’ll encounter.

One of the benefits of choosing the longer hikes is that you have the opportunity to see the spectacular sunset and sunrise.

The only downside to this beautiful oasis is there is no transportation. So if you’re not a local you’ll need to hire a car to get there. But it will be a worthwhile investment as the tracks are truly some of Australia’s best coastal hikes.