Southern CIrcuit Overnight Hikes

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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. 

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

    Stockyard Camp - Camping Unavailable

    Due to on-going maintenance issues, Stockyard Campsite is currently not available for overnight camping.
    The area remains open for access to Big Drift.
    All other campsites within Wilsons Promontory National Park remain open.

    Sealers Cove Walking Track Closed

    Sealers Cove Walking Track and Boardwalk is closed between Telegraph Saddle and Sealers Cove until further notice.
    Sealers Cove Campsite is only accessible via Refuge Cove which is a 25km hike from Telegraph Saddle.

    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. 

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