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Wamoon / Wilsons Promontory Walk - 4 Days

Be captivated and inspired by iconic Wamoon / Wilson’s Prom – All-inclusive 4-day guided walk

Past customers & private groups can save up to 10% – details here!

Private group date, 7 May 2024 – Min. of 8 pax, or book for 10 and only pay for 9!

“The Park Trek Wilson’s Prom walk was fantastic, and the guides were wonderful. We were fortunate to have them both. The night at the lighthouse is truly special. I urge anyone who enjoys walking to take this trip!” – Jen, February 2024

Our revamped Wilsons Promontory trip offers an outstanding opportunity for walkers to explore this beautiful part of Victoria – be inspired by the wild coast of Wilsons Prom and the magnificent vistas on the Bass Coast.

Stay and experience a little of a lighthouse keepers lifestyle in the lightstation cottage at Wilsons Prom and relax in the delightful lodge accommodation at Tidal River.

Walk to the southern most tip of the Australian mainland at the Wilsons Prom Lightstation and discover the beauty of Little Oberon Bay, Squeaky beach and climb the summit of Mount Bishop. We finish this gorgeous tour with a cliff top walk along the panoramic George Bass Coastal Trail in Kilcunda.

2650
4 days
61.6km
10
Melborne
Melborne
Grade 2-4, Easy-More difficult
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Our tours are All Inclusive!

  • Small group (10 or less), day-pack only walking tour with magnificent walks and sightseeing.
  • Daily guided walks curated to immerse you in the region’s unique landscape, history, flora and fauna, highlights including a night’s accommodation at the Wilsons Prom Lightstation, sweeping views across Bass Strait from the most southern tip of mainland Australia and plenty more.
  • Two Park Trek guides who are experienced, accredited and safety gear equipped. Our guides play a versatile role ensuring a seamless and enriching tour experience, they are our story tellers, our chefs, and our legends in the field!
  • Return transport ex-Melbourne, and all tour transfers in our comfortable 12-seater mini-coach with luggage trailer.
  • 3 nights comfortable twin-share accommodation (limited single supplements at additional cost), with ensuites if available and sustainably provided.
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 two-course dinners, plus trail mix, nibbles, fresh fruit, snacks, tea and coffee, biscuits / cake and non-alcoholic drinks throughout.
  • All National Park entry fees.
  • Carbon offset program per our sustainability principles.

DAY 1 – Telegraph Saddle to Wilsons Prom Lightstation

Distance: 19kms, 7hrs walking approx.
Grade: 3 – 4, moderate to hard

The highlight of our walk is into the Wilson’s Prom Lightstation. What makes this destination so unique is the fact that it is only accessible by foot. After an early departure from Melbourne we make our way to Tidal River stopping enroute for a quick coffee and break. Once in Tidal River we pack up our belongings into our over night packs and set off to the remote but spectacular Lightstation where we stay for our first night.

We take the inland route beginning at Telegraph Saddle and walk just over 6 kms to Telegraph Junction. Continuing along the Telegraph track we reach the Halfway Hut which is our lunch destination. There are composting toilets available for use if needed.

We continue on past Martins Hill, to Roaring Meg, a popular campsite used by overnight trekkers. From here it’s another 6km to the Lightstation. The track opens up the closer we get to the Lightstation, offering magnificent views over the peninsula, with the sheer isolation of the Lightstation becoming apparent.

From its point on the peninsula the Lighthouse commands almost 360-degree views of tumultuous Bass Strait waters.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

DAY 2 – Wilsons Prom Lightstation to Waterloo Bay

Distance: 20.6 kms, 8hrs walking approx.
Grade: 3 – 4, moderate to hard

After breakfast we repack our backpacks and depart the Lightstation for the return journey to Tidal River. Today we take a slightly different route offering iconic Wilsons Promontory coastal views for the first 10 km of the walk across Waterloo Bay. Morning tea and lunch are enjoyed along the track, before we head inland towards Telegraph Junction. From here the track winds its way back to Telegraph Saddle.   

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

DAY 3 – Tongue Point and Mt Bishop

Distance: 12kms, 5 hrs walking approx.
Grade: 3 – 4, moderate to hard

After breakfast and lunch making we begin our walk to Tongue Point. This track hugs the windswept headland to begin. As we make it over the saddle, the sandy terrain soon gives way to dense coastal heath jeweled with stacks of weathered granite. With a short detour to take in Fairy Cove we finish up the final stretch meandering the narrowing headland to Tongue Point.

After our hike, we head back to the comfort of the lodge at Tidal River for lunch and a break from the trail.

In the afternoon we head to the Mount Bishop summit track, this return walk is a challenging trek with a wonderful reward at the end. The views from the granite bolder plateau are breathtaking, with a sweeping vista over the Proms west coast and offshore islands, and well worth the rocky scramble near the summit to get there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 4 – Squeaky Beach and George Bass Coastal walk

Distance: 10kms, 3hrs walking approx.
Grade: 2 – 3, easy to moderate

After breakfast and lunch making, we depart Tidal River Lodge for a leisurely walk from Tidal River, climbing up and over the bushy headland before descending into the stunning Squeaky Beach. As its name suggests, Squeaky Beach squeaks when walked on. This is due to the ultra-fine quartz particles, all of which are the similar size and shape.

Our second Park Trek guide will greet you in the carpark and transport you via Kilcunda where we stop for a quick coffee at the Kilcunda General Store before beginning the George Bass Coastal Walk to San Remo.  

This gorgeous walk offers panoramic coastal views from a narrow winding path, along cliff tops rising high above the pounding surf of Bass Strait. Mid-afternoon we make our way back to the Melbourne.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

*Walking times and distances may be adapted to the weather and groups needs based on guides discretion.

Each day we also provide fruit, snacks, tea and coffee and a nibbles platter.

Each evening after our days walking, we return back to our accommodation for some time to refresh and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the lighthouse or Tidal River. Your guides will curate a beautiful nibbles platter for you, providing the perfect setting for a relaxing evening. During this time, they will also conduct a briefing, offering insights into the days experiences and outlining your upcoming adventures. Using a map of the area, your guides will illustrate the various regions and walks we are set to explore in the days ahead.

Wilsons Prom Lightstation 

Wilsons Promontory Lightstation was built in 1859 from local granite, and supplies were shipped in every six months. There was no communication with the outside world, and families had the vital and often lonely task of keeping the light burning to guide ships navigating the wild waters of the Bass Strait.

Guests can experience a little of a lighthouse keeper’s lifestyle, by staying in the Lighthouse cottages. Part of the appeal of staying here is its remoteness, as the Lightstation is only accessible on foot. The cottage sleeps up to 12 guests, has a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a modern shared communal area. Bedrooms sleep either two or four guests in bunk beds. Due to the remoteness of the Lightstation, guests are required to bring their own towel, sleeping bag and liner.

Tidal River
We are staying for two nights in one of the group lodges within the national park at Tidal River. The lodges have a full kitchen, spacious communal living/lounge area, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and separate toilets.

NOTE: Please bring your own bath towel and flat bed sheet/fitted sheet for use at Tidal River (there are blankets and pillows/pillow slips at the lodges)    

On the final day we will arrive back at National Gallery of Victoria around 5pm. For guests flying out of Melbourne on the last night of tour, please don’t book flights before 7pm.

Single Supplement: We have limited availability for Single Supplement on this tour. Please enquire about availability and additional cost for SS with our reservations team at time of booking. Please note; by booking a SS you will have your own room in the Lightstation cottage and at Tidal River, with shared bathroom and living areas. Not all our accommodations have a private ensuite option.

For the Lightstation component of the tour guests will need to help carry group food and personal belongings in and out of the Lightstation. We recommend a pack size of minimum of 40 litres for this portion of the walk.

Upon arrival at Wilsons Prom, all guest’s main bags will remain locked in the Park Trek trailer which will be left at Tidal River while we are at the lightstation. Guests will carry their overnight packs with clothing, personal belongings, sleeping bag, lightweight towel, and food for the overnight stay.

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