Best enjoyed at sunrise or sunset, when the dunes turn rose gold, take in the views over the Vereker Range in the east and the sea to the west. This ethereal place is a stunning subject for a memorable photograph.
The good news is that the Big Drift is best when the weather is poor. Wilsons Prom ranger Jack Hutchison loves the Big Drift after it rains. “Little pools form in the dunes, some big enough to swim in,” he says. “Problem is you never know if it’s going to be warm or freezing cold. It’s a lottery!”
The walk out to the Big Drift is short, so if you’re in the Prom for a day, it’s definitely worth tackling another short walk in the northern Prom. Vereker Outlook offers a contrasting experience and another spectacular view. Little Drift arguably has better views of the Vereker Range than Big Drift. And just outside Wilsons Prom, the short walk to Shallow Inlet leads to a sheltered beach and a well-deserved swim.
Things to do
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Big Drift Walk
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Big Drift Walk
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Closure of camping and accommodation at Wilsons Promontory National Park
At the direction of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Parks Victoria has closed camping and accommodation, including lighthouse accommodation, at Wilsons Promontory National Park, from Sunday 22 March, while limiting the number of day visitors from Monday 23 March 2020, until further notice. Check our COVID-19 update for the latest information, and follow the health advice provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Opening hours change from Sunday 5 AprilFrom Sunday 5 April, Wilsons Promontory National Park will be open from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm, with last vehicle entry at 4.00 pm.