Wilson's Promontory Southern Circuit

Key information: Wilson's Promontory Southern Circuit

     

    • This walk was recommended to us by a (sadly anonymous) Walkopedia member:
        • This 2-3 day circuit through Wilsons Promontory National Park showcases the best of Victorias beaches, accessible only by track or boat taking in Sealers Cove, Refuge Cove and Waterloo Bay.
            • There is an alternative short walk (about 3 hours) in the area, as well as some detours from the main route, such as that to the Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse.
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Vital Statistics

  • Length: 44km / 3 days
  • Day walk possible
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

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WALK SUMMARY

Walkopedia member Greg Locock says:

 

"There are several options available. The most scenic route is to walk from the Mt Oberon car park to Sealers, then Refuge then Waterloo Bay, then across the peninsula to Oberon Bay and back up to Tidal River. Then get a lift or bus up to the car park.

 

"Of course you could do all this back to front (I think that may be the 'official' direction). Overnighting at each campsite mentioned results in very easy days, many people skip either Sealers or Refuge. The lighthouse access track can be used to shorten this loop, it runs from the Mt Oberon car park right down the spine of the peninsula. It is not a pretty walk in itself, and you'll miss some terrific scenery. However in bad weather it is a great way out.

 

"There is an additional loop down towards the lighthouse, either on the access track or via the south-east coastline. The inland scenery varies from a low alpine meadow to scrub to temperate rain forest. The beaches are lovely. Drinking water is available at all the campsites, I have usually drunk it untreated with no ill effects. Fires are banned, there are limited spots available for tents, and multinight stays at one site are verboten. The rangers are strict.

 

"If you can only spend one day there then my pick would be to walk from the Mt Oberon carpark down to Sealer's Cove and back again, that's the best one day walk in Oz I reckon."

 

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COMMUNITY COMMENTS AND PHOTOS

Name: Qantas
Posted on: 15/09/2010
Beautiful beaches and rainforest make this a pretty special place.

Name: Greg Locock
Posted on: 12/10/2011

There are several options available. The most scenic route is to walk from the Mt Oberon car park to Sealers, then Refuge then Waterloo Bay, then across the peninsula to Oberon Bay and back up to Tidal River. Then get a lift or bus up to the car park.

Of course you could do all this back to front (I think that may be the 'official' direction). Overnighting at each campsite mentioned results in very easy days, many people skip either Sealers or Refuge. The lighthouse access track can be used to shorten this loop, it runs from the Mt Oberon car park right down the spine of the peninsula. It is not a pretty walk in itself, and you'll miss some terrific scenery. However in bad weather it is a great way out.

There is an additional loop down towards the lighthouse, either on the access track or via the south east coastline. The inland scenery varies from a low alpine meadow to scrub to temperate rain forest. The beaches are lovely. Drinking water is available at all the campsites, I have usually drunk it untreated with no ill effects. Fires are banned, there are limited spots available for tents, and multinight stays at one site are verboten. The rangers are strict.

If you can only spend one day there then my pick would be to walk from the Mt Oberon carpark down to Sealer's Cove and back again, that's the best one day walk in Oz I reckon.


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