Do I need a permit to hike Wilsons Prom?

Do I need a permit to hike Wilsons Prom?

Pre-booking of accommodation within Wilsons Promontory National Park is essential. Upon arrival, you need to go to the Visitors Centre to check-in (stay at Tidal River) or buy the campsite permit for overnight hiking. Remember to carry your permit with you at all times. The Visitor Centre is in Tidal River.

Can you do Wilsons Prom in a day?

This Wilsons Prom walk is usually part of an overnight hike in the southern Prom area, but if you’re fit and leave early, you can do this as a day hike.

Can you swim at Waterloo Bay?

The Most Stunning Beach In Victoria! It’s also one of the best swimming beaches at the Prom due to it’s location on the east coast which is much more protected than the wild weather & seas that can be experienced only 6km away at Oberon Bay.

Is there water at Little Waterloo Bay?

Untreated creek water is available at Little Waterloo Bay and Growlers Creek. Treat or boil water before use.

Do you pay to enter Wilsons Prom?

Wilsons Promontory National Park does not have an entrance fee, but Tidal River Campground does have site fees. The non-powered sites at Tidal River Campground are $62.30 per night during the peak season and $56.10 per night during the off-peak season.

Can you camp anywhere in Wilsons Prom?

There is no free camping at any time in or near Wilsons Prom. The closest legal free-camp is at Franklin River Reserve, near Toora (about 30-35 min drive to the entrance of Wilsons Prom, or 60 min to Tidal River in the centre of Wilsons Prom). No fires are permitted in Wilsons Prom at any time.

How much does it cost to enter Wilsons Prom?

How long does it take to drive around Wilsons Prom?

The drive took us about 2+ hours one way and the signs pointing to Wilson Promontory is quite clearly displayed. As we are not the type that like hiking, we could only managed to drive to Squeaky beach and Mt Oberon. The beach was nice and the sand is so fine that when you walk on it, it really squeak.

Is Tidal River Open?

Tidal River Visitor Centre The centre is open daily from 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Can I sleep in my car at Wilsons Prom?

The Rangers do patrol Wilsons Prom late night and early morning and will fine you if they find you sleeping in a car without a camping permit. The closest legal overnight rest stop is near Toora.

Are there sharks in Wilsons Prom?

Rays and harmless sharks occupy the sandy areas. Seals have pups in November and December, and at this time Great White Sharks frequent adjacent waters to the pupping areas. Wilsons Promontory marks the boundary for many animals that prefer the warm waters of eastern Victoria.

Is there phone reception at Wilsons Prom?

Mobile phone reception is unreliable in the park. Public phones are located outside Tidal River General Store.

What is there to do in Wilsons prom?

Many visitors book campsites or cabins at Tidal River to walk the white sands of Squeaky Beach and day-hike Mt. Oberon. But the real draw to Wilsons Prom is the backpacking. Wilsons Prom boasts a strong network of bushwalking trails and backcountry campsites.

What is it like to camp at Little Waterloo Bay?

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How long is the walk to little Waterloo Bay?

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