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
Wildlife and Nature
How to get there
Big Drift Walk
Need to know
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.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Closure due to COVID-19
Under the direction of the Chief Health Officer and in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services’ requirements, this facility will remain closed until further notice. This is to reduce the number of people moving around in the community and reduce the risk of transmission. For more information, visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid-19