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
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.
Need to know
Tidal River Visitor Centre
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
4WD Boat Launching Access - Norman Beach, Tidal River.Due to changes in river conditions, a 4WD is required for boat launching at Norman Beach.
Stay safe this summer around beachesBeaches may have hazards such as steep cliffs, slippery rocks, strong ocean currents, large waves, rips, and sudden changes in weather conditions. Stay safe on your day at the beach by only swimming where there are lifeguards and by staying in between the red and yellow flags. Always heed warning signs and advice even if you are not planning to go in the water and be aware of changing weather conditions. Always wear a lifejacket whenever boating, rock fishing, or using a watercraft.