Darby River Carpark (Wilsons Promontory National Park)


Darby River Carpark (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Darby River Carpark is the starting point to visit Darby Bay, Fairy Cove and Tongue Point. The carpark also offers a great spot to launch your canoe to explore the Darby River estuary.

Enjoy a short walk to Darby Beach or a more challenging walk to Tongue Point, the secluded Fairy Cove and Darby Saddle. This is a great location to leave a car if starting your walk from Darby Saddle. Picnic tables offer a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife.

Toilets are available in the carpark. No water is available.

How to get there

Darby River Carpark (Wilsons Promontory National Park)



Need to know

Darby River Carpark (Wilsons Promontory National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • No drones without a permit
  • Speed restrictions apply
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators


  • Water hazards
    • Submerged obstacles

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Stockyard Toilet Block Closed

The Stockyard Toilet Block is closed until further notice. 

Wilsons Promontory Ecological Planned Burns

Ecological burning is underway in northern areas of Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Smoke may be visible and depending on weather conditions smoke may drift a long distance from the burn sites. 

The following roads and walking tracks within the national park are closed: 
  • Five Mile Road
  • Wildlife Walk
  • Vereker Break
  • Vereker Outlook Walk
  • Millers Landing
  • Northern Hikes  

Scan this QR code to learn more about how we use fire to restore habitat at Wilsons Promontory.

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For more information contact Tidal River Visitor Centre 03 8427 2122. 

We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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