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

    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.

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