A 5 Day self-guided Pack-Free walk
Situated about 200km south-east of Melbourne, Wilsons 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!
Optional hire of an EPIRB/PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) is available if required at an additional cost.
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 GRADE: 9kms circuit, 4-4.5hrs including breaks. Medium 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 the Wilsons 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.
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.
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 40 min transfer from accommodation to start of the trail. Afternoon: return transfer back to your accommodation.
WALK GRADE: 19kms 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.
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 GRADE: 11kms. 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.
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 GRADE: 8km 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.
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This is a seasonal walk - the best times to walk are between September and May, but it is also available all year round.
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