Wilsons Promontory National Park
Address: Promontory Rd, Tidal River, Victoria 3960
Freecall: 131 963
Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of Victoria's most-loved places.
At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines.
Great bushwalks extend from under an hour to over three days. Visitors can camp, caravan or stay in huts, cabins, wilderness retreats or lodges at Tidal River where there is a general store and take-away food shop.
Wilsons Promontory Lightstation is perched on a small peninsula jutting into the wild seas of Bass Strait.
The waters surrounding the Prom are protected as a marine national park and marine park and offer outstanding diving.
Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.
Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
Content: Parks Victoria
The 200-kilometre drive from Melbourne via the South Gippsland Highway, turning south at Meeniyan and Fish Creek, or Foster, takes about 3 hours. Tidal River (Vic Roads Touring Guide: 102-C7), where the main visitor facilities are, is 30 kilometres inside the park boundary. Limited public transport is available.
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- Sheltered Area
- Visitor Information Centre
- Fishing - Beach
- Fishing - Estuary
Additional business information
* Tidal River has some 450 camping and caravan sites, beautifully situated near the beach and river. There are no powered sites and generators are not permitted. Campfires are not permitted at campsites so please take a gas or fuel stove. Campsites are in great demand; bookings are required for all holiday periods and a ballot is held to allocate sites for summer. * Tidal River has a general store, post office, camping gas supplies and a take-away food shop. Meals are available on some nights. Petrol and diesel are available. Open-air cinema and doctor services are available during summer. * Tidal River also has self-contained flats and lodges (2 to 6 beds), group lodges with 12, 24 and 30 beds, and motor huts (4 and 6 beds) which offer compact and economical accommodation. Note that all this accommodation is very popular and must be booked well in advance.
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