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Mount Oberon

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Mount Oberon offers one of the best views in Victoria. Trek to the summit overlooking Tidal River and enjoy a 360-degree panorama of Wilsons Promontory. See unrivalled views of the Prom's spectacular landscape, from its pristine coastline and beautiful offshore islands, to its lush gullies and magnificent mountains.
Climb to Mt Oberon Summit on this iconic hike at Wilsons Promontory. The hard work is worth it, promising panoramic views of one of the most beautiful places in Victoria

Starting at Telegraph Saddle Carpark, the hike to Mt Oberon makes a steady incline as it weaves up the mountain. As you near the peak, a steep climb up steps will lead you to the rocky summit.

Standing 558m high, Mt Oberon offers incredible 360-degree views over Wilsons Prom. See sparkling turquoise water and picturesque islands scattered off the coast. Along the shore, spot the beautiful bays on Wilsons Prom’s western coast; Little Oberon Bay, Norman Bay, Leonard Bay, Picnic Bay and Whisky Bay.

Enjoy scenic views over Tidal River Campground and trace the river as it weaves through coastal heath to the sandy shores of Norman Beach. Further inland, admire the rolling peaks of forested mountains. 

Look south towards the southern-most tip of Australia's mainland, which is home to an abundance of native wildlife including wombats, emus, kangaroos and echidnas. Explore the southern section of Wilsons Prom on longer hikes if you get the chance.

Hike to Mt Oberon later in the day for one of the best best spots to watch the sunset at Wilsons Prom, but don't forget to bring a torch.

Things to do

 
A man and woman walk along the top of an enourmous sand dune in the northern part of Wilsons Promontory.

Big Drift Walk

Starting at Stockyard Campsite near the park entrance, follow the signposts to the northern flank of Big Drift, an extensive series of inland sand dunes. It’s easy to get lost in Big Drift so be careful to mark your path to find the track out again. There is no beachaccess from Big Drift.
The view from the top of Mt Bishop in Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Mount Bishop

Follow the Lilly Pilly Gully Circuit Track and turn off at the side track that leads to the rocky summit of Mt Bishop. Magnificent views are offered of the Prom’s west coast and off shore islands. Retrace your steps to the car park or return via Lilly Pilly Gully Nature Walk.
The view of Norman Beach from the summit of Mount Oberon.

Norman Beach

Close to Tidal River campground, the beautiful Norman Beach is flanked by Pillar Point in the north and Norman Point in the south and offers stunning views of Mount Oberon.
A father and mother sit on Squeaky Beach with their daughter in an all terrain accessibility wheelchair.

Squeaky Beach

One of the Prom’s iconic locations, the rounded grains of quartz sand make a ’squeak’ when walked on.
Sunset on the rocks at Whiskey Bay in Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Whisky Bay

Whisky Bay is a small sheltered beach with rock formations at each end. Accessible from the Whisky Bay car park, the track follows a moist gully along Whisky Creek before passing over a sand dune to the beach.
A family set up camp at Tidal River Camp Ground at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Tidal River Campground

Tidal River is also the main camping location in Wilsons Promontory National Park, offering 484 camping and caravan sites (including 20 powered) situated near the beach and river.

How to get there

Mount Oberon

Telegraph Saddle Carpark is closed during summer school holidays, Easter and on weekends from November to April. At these times you can catch a shuttle bus from Tidal River. Departure points include the Tidal River Visitor Centre Carpark, Overnight Hikers Carpark (Tidal River) and Telegraph Saddle Carpark. The bus timetable is posted at all departure locations and the Tidal River Visitor Centre. Click here to view the timetable.

Need to know

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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 Sites

    Sealers Cove Walking Track and Boardwalk Closed

    The track between Telegraph Saddle and Sealers Cove will be closed until further notice.
    It is likely to be closed during the peak season due to the extensive storm damage to the boardwalk.

    Little Oberon Bay Walking Track (Norman Point to Little Oberon Bay) Closed

    Little Oberon Walking Track is closed between Norman Point and Oberon Bay until further notice due to significant erosion to the track. 
    Oberon Bay Campsite is only accessible via Telegraph Saddle Walking Track until further notice. 

    Stockyard Camp - Camping Unavailable

    Due to on-going maintenance issues, Stockyard Campsite is currently not available for overnight camping.
    The area remains open for access to Big Drift.
    All other campsites within Wilsons Promontory National Park remain open.

    Whisky Bay Toilet Closed

    Whisky Bay Toilets will be closed until further notice. 
    The nearest toilet facilities can be found at Picnic Bay.

    4WD Boat Launching Access - Norman Beach, Tidal River

    Due to changes in river conditions, a 4WD is required for boat launching at Norman Bay. 

    No Water at Half Way Hut

    Currently there is no water at Half Way Hut. The tank has been contaminated and unable to use for consumption. Please make sure you carry adequate water due to this. 

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