Northern Circuit Overnight Hikes

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Northern Overnight Hikes

Most of the northern part of Wilsons Promontory is classified as a wilderness zone. In order to preserve the area’s natural values there are few facilities. If you don't want to stay overnight, there are short walks at Vereker Outlook, Prom Wildlife Walk, Big Drift and Millers Landing.

There are five overnight hikers campsites on the northern wilderness:

  • Barry Creek
  • Lower Barry Creek
  • Five Mile Beach
  • Tin Mine Cove
  • Johnny Souey Cove

    These locations provide only a campsite with no facilities. A true wilderness experience!

    The following conditions apply to these areas.

  • Hikers must fill out a Hiker Self Assessment Form before a hiking permit is issued. Call 13 1963 for further information.
  • Some track sections are marked with flagging tape however other sections are undefined therefore hikers must be proficient in navigation with a map and compass.
  • Overnight camping is permitted for two consecutive nights only at each of the camp areas throughout the year.
  • Maximum group size at any one campsite is six.

Things to do in the area

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.
A couple stop to enjoy the view of the ocean sat upon a granite boulder at Tongue Point.

Darby River to Tongue Point

Commencing at the Darby River car park, a sandy track follows Darby River as it winds its way to the coast. The small exposed beach is embraced at each end by rocky headlands. Please stay on the beach and avoid climbing fragile sand dunes
Stockyard Campground on Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Stockyard Campground

Stockyard Camp is a small grassy campground set in native bushland near the park entrance, 30km from Tidal River. There is no beach access from the campground but Whisky Bay is a short drive away.

How to get there

Northern Overnight Hikes

Need to know

Northern Overnight Hikes

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

    Tidal River Boat Ramp Closed

    Due to recent flooding and altered river conditions, the Tidal River boat access ramp is closed until further notice.

    Wilsons Promontory - Southern Section Closed

    The southern section of Wilsons Promontory National Park, including all Overnight Hike Campsites, Wilsons Promontory Lightstation and Mt Oberon Summit, will be closed until Wednesday 28th April 2021 due to extensive damage as a result of recent flooding in the area.

  • Whisky Bay (Wilsons Promontory Marine Park, Wilsons Promontory National Park)

    Whisky Bay toilet facilities are closed

    Whisky Bay toilet facilities are currently closed due to flood and storm damage.

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