Southern Overnight Hikes


Southern Overnight Hikes

Venture into the Southern Prom and discover a remote place of great natural beauty. The Southern Prom Circuit overnight hike is a three to five day trail through warm temperate rainforest to the sublime eastern shores of Wilsons Promontory where you can enjoy the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Sealers Cove and Waterloo Bay.
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The Southern Prom is one of the highlights of Wilsons Promontory National Park. Yet only a very small proportion of visitors to the park venture there. The way to get the most out of the Southern Prom is to tackle an overnight hike on the famous Southern Circuit.

The most popular Southern Prom overnight hike is three-day circuit starting and finishing at Telegraph Saddle Carpark, including overnight camps at the gorgeous Sealers Cove and Waterloo Bay on the secluded eastern coast of the Prom. This circuit does not take in Wilsons Prom Lightstation or South Point, the southernmost place in mainland Australia. However, you can make your own itinerary or walk the five-day Southern Prom Extended Circuit.

Please note: there is no direct access to Sealers Cove from Telegraph Saddle carpark via the Sealers Cove Walking Track, which is closed until 2024. Until further notice, be prepared to walk the current Southern Circuit via Telegraph Track (25 kilometres from Telegraph Saddle to Sealers Cove).

Camping Areas

Two women walk along the track next to a coastal marsh on the Southern Circuit hiking trail at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Sealers Cove Camping Area

A walkers paradise, Sealers Cove is often recognised as one of the Prom's top destinations for hikers because of its access to the beautiful eastern coast.
A man walks set up a yellow tent at Little Waterloo Bay on the Southern Circuit hiking trail at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Little Waterloo Bay Camping Area

On the eastern coast of Wilsons Promontory, Little Waterloo Bay Campground is surrounded by steep, forested slopes covered with llly pilly trees and large granite boulders.
Two hikers set up a yellow tent near Halfway Hut on the Southern Circuit hiking trail at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Halfway Hut Camping Area

Great for an overnight stop, Halfway Hut Camping Area is a popular bush campsite situated inland on the Prom and is accessible only via hiking the Telegraph Track.
A man and women set up their tent amid the sand dunes at Oberon Bay Campground on the Southern Circuit hiking trail at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Oberon Bay Camping Area

Nestled among tea trees, Oberon Bay Camping Area is a tranquil bush campsite situated on the west side of the Prom. The camping area is accessible only via hiking from Tidal River or Telegraph Junction.
A man and women set up a yellow tent at Roaring Meg on the Southern Circuit hiking trail at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Roaring Meg Camping Area

Roaring Meg is the most southern hike-in camping area at the Prom. Accessed via Telegraph Track, the camping area is nestled amongst a fern covered gully.
A man and women stop for a drinks break next to granite rocks on the Southern Circuit hiking trail at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Rufuge Cove Camping Area

Surrounded by lush vegetation, Refuge Cove Camping Area is named after the stunning, secluded beach on the eastern side of the Wilsons Promontory. Hike in from Sealers Cove or Little Waterloo Bay.

How to get there

Southern Overnight Hikes

Wilsons Promontory National Park is approximately three hours’ drive from Melbourne. Tidal River is further 30 minutes drive from the entrance. Drive carefully and look out for wildlife. Avoid driving between dusk and dawn. There is no fuel at Tidal River. During peak summer months and on weekends from Melbourne Cup to Easter long weekend, a free shuttle bus takes visitors to Telegraph Saddle from Tidal River and the overnight hikers car park. Telegraph Saddle car park is closed to all other vehicles during these times.

Need to know

Southern 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

    Mt Oberon Road and Mt Oberon Summit Lookout Temporary Closure

    Due to roadworks on Mt Oberon Carpark Road, general access to Telegraph Saddle and Mt Oberon Summit will be closed on Tuesday 5 December, and will reopen 8:00am Wednesday 6 December.

    Access to Telegraph Saddle for pre-existing bookings for Overnight Hikes and the Lightstation will have restricted times to be escorted by local Parks Victoria Staff past the works. 

    Please consider Mt Bishop Lookout as an alternative to Mt Oberon Summit.

  • Sealers Cove Hike-in Camping Area (Southern Wilsons Promontory Remote and Natural Area, Wilsons Promontory National Park)

    Sealers Cove Walking Track closed until further notice

    Wilsons Promontory National Park experienced widespread damage due to several flood and storm events in 2021. This significantly damaged many tracks including the Sealers Cove Boardwalk. A detailed engineering assessment found that the entire two kilometres of the Sealers Cove Boardwalk will need to be replaced. Planning is underway for this work, including costing the work to secure funding. Due to the extent of the damage, and complexity of the work required, Sealers Cove Walking Track will be closed until 2024. Access to Sealers Cove is still achievable via Refuge Cove, which is a 25km hike from Telegraph Saddle.

    Attachments: Storm-Recovery-Factsheet-Mar-2023 (1,510KB)

  • Yanakie Cemetery Walk (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

    Stockyard Toilet Block Closed

    The Stockyard Toilet Block is closed until further notice. 

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