Tidal River Visitor Centre

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Tidal River Visitor Centre

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Open daily, the Tidal River Visitor Centre has everything you need to get the most out of your Wilsons Promontory visit. Get advice and tips from the friendly staff, pick up helpful visitor guides and maps, and learn about the colourful history of the iconic Prom.

Tidal River is the main location for camping and accommodation options at Wilsons Promontory. The helpful staff at the visitor centre can help with all park enquiries, from accommodation bookings, to insider tips on where to spot native wildlife as well as booking permits for overnight hikes within the national park.

An interpretive display tells colourful stories of Wilsons Prom, covering its rich history and natural values.

Mobile device charging stations are available outside the Tidal River Visitor Centre and in some laundries throughout the campground. A $2 coin is required to access the charging stations which is returned when you have finished charging your device.

Next to the Visitor Centre, the Tidal River General Store stocks the essentials, including milk, bread, ice, gas refills and souvenirs, along with a basic range of supermarket, emergency items and hot and cold food.

As beaches and coasts are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at Tidal River is a safe and enjoyable one.

How to get there

Tidal River Visitor Centre

Wilsons Promontory National Park is located about 3-hours drive south-east Melbourne. The Tidal River Visitor Centre is located along Ring Road adjacent the main campground at Tidal River and approximately 30-minutes drive south of the park entrance.

A free shuttle bus operates between Tidal River and Telegraph Saddle during the summer and Easter school holidays, and on weekends from November to April. Departure points include the Tidal River Visitor Centre Carpark, the overnight hikers carpark at Tidal River and Telegraph Saddle carpark.

The bus timetable is posted at all departure locations and the Tidal River Visitor Centre. Telegraph Saddle carpark is closed to vehicle access when the shuttle bus is in operation.

Amenities

BBQ
Carpark
Picnic Area
Toilets

Need to know

Tidal River Visitor Centre

FAQs

  • What happens if I arrive after the office at closed at Tidal River

    Depending on if you are staying in a campsite or roofed accommodation the answer differs.

    If you are staying in a camp site (outside of peak time) please drive around and select the site you wish to stay in. The sites are not allocated outside of the peak period. Please ensure to have your booking number clearly printed on the dash board of your car and then check in at the Visitor Centre the following morning. 

    If you are in roofed accommodation there is a board a the entrance to the Visitor Centre, this will have either your name of booking number along with the accommodation/hut or cabin name indicated. The keys will be left in the door for your arrival. 

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

    Little Oberon Bay Walking Track (Norman Point to 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 Campground Closed

    Stockyard Campground closed to campers.  The area remains for access to the Big Drift.  Bookings for camping at Tidal River can be made online.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Planned deer control operations - Eastern Region

    Planned deer control operations - Eastern Region
     
    Deer control operations (ground and aerial) will be carried out across the following parks and reserves between October 2022 and June 2023. 
     
    • Alpine National Park
      • Mount Bogong & Bogong High Plains
      • Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains
      • Feathertop
      • Foothills and Southern Alps
      • Ingeegoodbee/Tingaringy
    • Buchan Caves Reserve
    • Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
    • Cape Conran Coastal Park
    • Coopracambra NP
    • Croajingolong NP
    • Errinundra NP
    • Lake Tyers State Park
    • Baw Baw NP
    • Mount Buffalo NP
    • Snowy River NP
    • Upper Murray - Wabba Wilderness, Burrowa Pine NP, Mt Mittamitite
    • Wilsons Prom NP
     
    More information on temporary park closures for aerial shooting operations will be provided in the coming weeks
     
     For more information on deer control to protect native species visit parks.vic.gov.au.

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Information Centre
1 Ring Road
Tidal River VIC 3960
13 1963
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