Wilsons Promontory Circuit Walk

2 days to 5 days

55.5 km
circuit

↑ 2633 m
↓ -2633 m

Hard track
Starting from Telegraph Saddle car park in Wilsons Promontory this walk heads east along Sealers Cove Walking Track boardwalk. This walk includes everything Wilsons Prom is about. Lush forests surrounded by mountain tops, creek crossings, secluded campsites and perfect beaches of Refuge Cove and Little Waterloo Bay. You can spend the night on the side trip to Wilsons Promontory lighthouse and enjoy the exhilerating views over the ocean toward Tasmania. You can shorten your walk by finishing at Tidal River, or follow the Wilson Promontory and Mountain Oberon car park roads to Telegraph Saddle, where you can finish your walk with views from the lookout. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Mountain Oberon Carpark Road & Sealers Cove Walking Track (-39.0325197,146.355776)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Gippsland Highway, A440
  • Turn on to Fish Creek - Foster Road, C445 then drive for 290 m
  • Turn right onto Power Street and drive for another 560 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Fish Creek - Foster Road, C445 and drive for another 1.7 km
  • Continue onto Foster - Promontory Road, C446 and drive for another 56.5 km
  • Keep left onto Mountain Oberon Carpark Road and drive for another 2.5 km
  • Turn left onto Mountain Oberon Carpark Road and drive for another 55 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Mountain Oberon Carpark Road & Sealers Cove Walking Track Start heading along Sealers Cove Walking Track (a footpath).
Find the Telegraph Saddle Carpark at the start.
Telegraph Saddle (about 25 m back from the start).
After 45 m pass the sign (5 m on your right).
After another 4 km come to the "Ferny Gully" (10 m on your left).
After another 3.1 km cross the bridge (about 1.7 km long)
After another 50 m cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 110 m pass the toilet (8 m on your left).
After another 640 m cross the ford (about 15 m long)
After another 115 m come to the "Sealers Cove Campsite" (on your right).
There is a fee to use this campsite.
Then pass the water tap (25 m on your left).
After another 3 km come to the viewpoint.
After another 60 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 40 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 45 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 2.6 km continue straight.
After another 95 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
After another 9 m continue straight.
After another 50 m pass the sign (6 m on your right).
After another 25 m turn right.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 20 m come to the "Refuge Cove Campsite" (20 m on your right).
There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 2.1 km veer right.
After another 3.5 km come to the viewpoint.
After another 1.1 km come to the "Little Waterloo Bay Campsite" (on your left).
There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 60 m pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
After another 580 m cross the ford (about 10 m long)
After another 6 m continue straight.
After another 310 m continue straight.
After another 3.8 km come to the viewpoint.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Wilsons Promontory lighthouse. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 4.5 km turn right.
After another 335 m come to the viewpoint (15 m on your right).
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 900 m continue straight.
After another 40 m come to the viewpoint.
Turn left.
After another 670 m veer right, to head along Telegraph Track.
After another 640 m continue straight.
After another 1.2 km cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 360 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 7 m come to the camp site (7 m on your right).
There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 55 m (at the intersection of Telegraph Walking Track & South Point Path) continue straight, to head along Telegraph Walking Track.
After another 35 m come to the "Roaring Meg" (7 m on your left).
There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 20 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
After another 2.5 km (at the intersection of Telegraph Track & Telegraph Walking Track) turn left, to head along Telegraph Track (a vehicle track).
After another 1.9 km continue straight.
After another 55 m pass the toilet (5 m on your left).
After another 9 m come to the "Halfway Hut Campsite" (15 m on your right).
There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 55 m pass the "Halfway Hut" (6 m on your right).
Then pass the water tap (10 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Telegraph Track.
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Waterloo Bay Track & Telegraph Track) continue straight, to head along Telegraph Track.
After another 115 m pass a seat (5 m on your left).
Turn left.
After another 3.3 km continue straight.
After another 125 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
After another 1.2 km cross the ford (about 55 m long)
After another 2.1 km cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 900 m (at the intersection of Oberon Bay Walking Track & Norman Point Track) continue straight, to head along Oberon Bay Walking Track.
After another 2.5 km (at the intersection of Norman Bay South Track & Ring Road) turn right, to head along Ring Road (a residential road).
After another 200 m continue straight, to head along Ring Road.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Wilsons Promontory Road & Ring Road) veer right, to head along Wilsons Promontory Road (a road).
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Wilsons Promontory Road.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Wilsons Promontory Road.
After another 660 m continue straight.
After another 2.5 km turn left, to head along Mountain Oberon Carpark Road.
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Telegraph Track & Mountain Oberon Carpark Road) continue straight, to head along Mountain Oberon Carpark Road.
After another 45 m come to the end.
About 25 m past the end is a toilet.

Side trip to Wilsons Promontory lighthouse.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 600 m veer right.
Cottage 5 (about 2 m back from the start).
After another 65 m come to the end.
About 20 m past the end is a water tap.
"Wilsons Promontory lighthouse".
A toilet.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 960 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Wilsons Promontory Circuit Walk


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 55.5 km
Time 2 days to 5 days
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 6 on route, on average they are 7.9 km apart with the largest gap of 15.1 km.

Shelter: There is one 40.5 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 8 on route, on average they are 6.4 km apart with the largest gap of 10.4 km.

Seat: There is one 41.8 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
9 km[toilet]
Camp site
9.8 kmSealers Cove Campsite
Toilet
15.6 km[toilet]
Camp site
15.8 kmRefuge Cove Campsite
Camp site
22.4 kmLittle Waterloo Bay Campsite
Toilet
22.5 km[toilet]
Toilet
31.7 km[toilet]
Camp site
35.8 km[camp site]
Camp site
35.9 kmRoaring Meg
Toilet
35.9 km[toilet]
Toilet
40.4 km[toilet]
Camp site
40.4 kmHalfway Hut Campsite
Shelter
40.5 kmHalfway Hut
Toilet
45.1 km[toilet]
Toilet
55.5 km[toilet]
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