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Self Guided Wilsons Promontory Pack-Free Walk

Wilsons Promontory Self Guided walk

A 5 Day self-guided Pack-Free walk

Situated about 200km south-east of MelbourneWilsons Promontory is the southern-most point of the Australian mainland. Protected as a national park since the early 1900s, this magical and remote landscape showcases many secluded golden and white perfect beaches, vivid orange granite boulders and a close proximity to native wildlife rarely found elsewhere. Its undulating landscape means that only a traverse by foot will reveal the true beauty of its hidden coves, fern gullies and forests and its many bay beaches often found with no other human disturbance. Enjoy! 

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Our Exclusive Walking APP

Designed by Life's An Adventure

As well as good old fashioned track notes and maps our guests will have access to our state-of-the-art Walking App. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this fully interactive Self-Guided Walking App include easy-to-follow walking notes with gps tracking, photos at track junctions and points of interest enroute as well as information about the natural environment. The app will give average walking times, distances for each section and even optional side-trips as well as short and long options for each day’s walk. Customers will also be given the information on the google map platform, so each waypoint on each walk will be triggered when they arrive at that point, whether it be a fork in the track or point of interest. This gives real time feedback so customers know they are where they think they are!

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Pack Free Self Guided Walk

Your overnight bags transported for you

Our self guided walks are Pack-Free. We take care of your overnight bags been transferred to your accommodation so you have the freedom of walking with a small day pack containing your water and lunch.

EPIRB

Personal Emergency Beacon

For extra safety

Our guests have the option of requesting an emergency personal locator beacon to take with you when walking. This extra safety feature will be peace of mind should the unexpected occur.

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Pre-departure On-line meeting

with one of our experienced guides

We offer the service of an online pre-departure meeting with one of the company’s experienced guides to discuss your walk-in details. They’ll chat about highlights, any inherent risks, weather forecasts and how to use the emergency beacon, plus answer any questions you may have.

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Flexibility and Freedom

Discover on your own

Self-guided walking holidays offer flexibility and freedom. Guests can discover places at their own pace. They walk independently but follow detailed walk notes, knowing that the notes have been compiled by one of our experienced guides. The beauty of this is our guides know these tracks inside out. They know the best lookouts, scenic lunch stops, and where to get great photos.

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Local accommodation

at nearby Yanakie

You will be accommodated at a fine property at nearby Yanakie with ample relaxation spaces and a cosy country feel. 

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Superb meals included

featuring Victorian produce

With chickens to provide fresh eggs, homegrown herbs, and seasonal fruit and vegetables to use in the kitchen, you can look forward to hearty breakfasts, packed hikers lunches and at least one nearby gourmet restaurant dinner during your stay. 

We can also cater for special dietary requirement. Please give us as much details as possible when booking. 

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Tour Itinerary

Walk Inclusions
Self Guided Wilsons Promontory Pack-Free Walk

  • Pack Free walk – carry as little as your water, lunch and camera each day. 
  • A walking APP with GPS coordinates on your walk 
  • Detailed maps and trail notes 
  • Optional used of an EPIRB (Personal Emergency Beacon) if required. Transfers to the trail each day 
  • 4 x dinners  
  • 5 x packed walkers lunches 
  • 4 x breakfasts 
  • Your backpacks will be transferred 
  • 4 nights accommodation at Yanakie
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk 
  • Transfers to the trail each day
  • National Park access 
  • No Credit Card Fees 
Day 1: Lilly Pilly Gully and Mt. Bishop
Self Guided Wilsons Promontory Pack-Free Walk

TRANSFERS: Morning: there are two options to join this walk. Choose to drive to Yanakie near Wilsons Promontory or catch the V-Line bus from Melbourne to Fish Creek and our driver will meet you there and transport you to the trail. Afternoon: 30 min transfer from the trailhead to your accommodation at Yanakie. 

WALK GRADE9kms circuit, 4-4.5hrs including breaksMedium to Hard. Some short steep sections. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.

TERRAIN: The track starts as a wide smooth path then climbs steadily and becomes a narrower, occasionally rocky, path towards the summit of Mt Bishop. Elevation gain of 286m.   

WALK ITINERARY: Those meeting their driver in Melbourne will enjoy 3-hour drive leaving the Melbourne suburbs behind, and enjoying a scenic drive winding through rich farmlands of South Gippsland to thWilsons Promontory National Park. Enroute we stop at the rural service town of Korumburra for a short coffee and toilet break before continuing on to the start of the walk. Today’s walk is a well-forested, shady and quite variable circuit walk takes in the pleasant valley walking of Lilly Pilly Gully and is followed by a more strenuous climb of Mt Bishop with its fine expansive westerly coastal views. This is rewarded with one of the finest landscapes The Prom has to offer. Afterwards, meet your driver to transfer to your accommodation for the night in Yanakie enjoying a relaxing dinner.

DAY 2: Oberon Bay return
Self Guided Wilsons Promontory Pack-Free Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 35 minute transfer from our accommodation to the start of the trail. Afternoon: return journey to your accommodation at Yanakie. 

WALK GRADE: 14.6kms. 5-6 hours including breaks. Some stone steps. Easy to Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required. 

TERRAIN: Pleasant beach walking interspersed with steady climbs over two headlands. Elevation gain across the walk of 168m. Trail surface has occasional soft sand and some rocky sections.

WALK ITINERARY: After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer back into the national park, but this time right into the Tidal River. Our walk today begins with beach walking through to its southern end under the shadow of Mt Oberon. After climbing the prominent headland of Norman Point, we head down to the white sands and turquoise water of Little Oberon Bay. Around another less dominant headland and the view of the 2km long expanse of Oberon Bay will open up. There is plenty of time to take a swim and soak up the gorgeous scenery. Afterwards meet your driver and return to your accommodation for a relaxing evening.

Day 3: Sealers Cove return
Self Guided Wilsons Promontory Pack-Free Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 40 min transfer from accommodation to start of the trail. Afternoon: return transfer back to your accommodation. 

WALK GRADE19kms out-and-back, 6-7 hours including breaks. Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required. This walk has an elevation gain of 232m.

TERRAIN: The track is a wide pathway with few obstacles but becomes a narrower, occasionally muddy track beyond Windy Saddle. This section is a long steady descent through damp forest, which means a long, steady ascent on the way back.

ITINERARY:After breakfast, we transfer to the start of the trail. Today’s walk along long is nevertheless one of the best. It includes mountain views, forest trails and a boardwalk of almost 2kms on its way to this magnificent crescent-shaped cove of golden sand. Apart from a lovely place to swim and relax it has an interesting past since its naming by British explorer George Bass way back in 1798. As you reach the beach you may notice the remains of an old jetty once used to ship timber cut and milled behind the cove. It was also a site where whalers would butcher and boil down whales for their oil.  Later a long boardwalk will take you directly through to the cove where lunch can be enjoyed on the beach. We retrace our steps before meeting our driver for the return journey to our accommodation where we enjoy a relaxing evening meal. 

Day 4: Darby Saddle to Tongue Point return
Self Guided Wilsons Promontory Pack-Free Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 30 min transfer from accommodation to start of the trail. Afternoon: transfer from the end of the walk to your accommodation. 

WALK GRADE11kms. 5 hours including breaks. Some steep sections. Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required. This walk has an elevation gain of 200m. 

TERRAIN: A combination of formal, raised boardwalk, wide sandy paths and wide management trails. The surface is firm sand, dirt or gravel underfoot with few obstacles. There are a few steady, steep ascents and descents.

ITINERARY: After breakfast, we transfer to the start of the trail. After leaving a lovely stretch of messmate forest this walk largely becomes a coastal journey with elevated and expansive views to the west. Offshore granite islands are in view constantly but the walk also includes some open heathland and pockets of Sheoak on its way downhill and out towards the major destination of Tongue Point. Here you will see an outcrop of ancient granite tors sitting around this prominent headland. Have a rest here prior to the steep climb back to the start of the trail. Afterwards meet your driver for the return journey back to your accommodation for dinner and to enjoy a relaxing night. 

Day 5: Millers Landing to Vereker Outlook
Self Guided Wilsons Promontory Pack-Free Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 30 min transfer from accommodation to the start of the trail. Afternoon: Transfer to Fish Creek to catch the return bus to Melbourne or transfer back to your vehicle at Yanakie if you drove.

WALK GRADE8km circuit walk, 4 hours including breaks. Some steep sections.  Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required. 

TERRAIN: Track climbs through stringybark forest and a tumble of granite boulders. A combination of wide sandy paths and wide management trails. The surface is firm sand, dirt or gravel underfoot with few obstacles. There are some steep sections and this walk has an impressive elevation gain of 466m.

ITINERARY: Enjoy breakfast before being transferred to your last walk. Today’s walk takes you through Saw Banksia forest and north towards the great expanse of Corner Inlet and its haven for shore birds. Follow sandy then rocky tracks and climb the beginnings of the Vereker Range on your way to the fantastic viewpoint of Vereker Outlook. This walk showcases the best of the northern half of the promontory, very little of which will be out of your view range from atop this elevated granite outcrop. Take time at the summit for there are views both to the north and to the south & west. After your walk transfer back to Yanakie to collect your vehicle or to Fish Creek if taking the bus back to Melbourne. The end of a remarkable journey.

 

Tour Prices

and selecting a date of your choice

With self-guided walks you are able to choose a date of your choice subject to availability.
This is a seasonal walk - the best times to walk are between September and May, but it is also available all year round.

Once you make your booking, it will remain pending until we confirm availability at your accommodation, once this is done we will contact you to make your deposit/payment. Please do not book flights until your walk is confirmed.


FIRST TIME TRAVELLER
$ 1999 /p

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PAST PASSENGER
$ 1899 /p

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$ Xtras /p

SOLO TRAVELLERS
Unfortunately due to safety reasons we require a minimum of 2 walkers on our self guided walks.

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking.
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • Your detailed self-guided kit will be sent to you 6 weeks prior to your walk.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, lost luggage, illness, etc.

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