OVERVIEW

Wilsons Promontory is a vast granite mass of land that teems with wildlife and offers walkers endless opportunities to unplug and explore one of Australia’s most beautiful coastal landscapes. This unspoilt pristine natural environment is a place to immerse and interact with nature, which Melbournians affectionately refer to as ‘The Prom’.

The Wilsons Promontory walks provide a sanctuary for a vast array of fauna including emus, wombats, echidnas, including a plethora of bird life like Crimson Rosellas, Yellow Tailed Cockatoos and Black Faced Cormorants. The sanctuary doesn’t stop at the coast either, extending to 15000 hectares of seascape, making Victoria’s largest marine Park a living natural aquarium to dive into.

The walking will take you along pristine beaches like Sealers Cove and Oberon Bay that are punctuated by massive granite rock formations, then across coastal escarpments and rocky headlands and of course magnificent views as you walk. This area is so diverse that it also includes picturesque rivers and dense rainforest, not to mention the varied contrasting coastal flora.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WILSONS PROMONTORY WALK:

  • At night, freshen up and settle in at your comfortable accommodation at ‘Just Inside the Gate’ of Wilson Promontory.
  • The two-course dinners with wine and hearty breakfasts make indulgent bookends to each day.
  • Small group (max. 8 people).
  • Local & knowledgeable guides.
  • Boat cruise to Refuge Cove and walk back to civilisation.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
GROUP GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
3 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 1695

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 250

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3

DAY 1
MELBOURNE TO WILSONS PROM AND WALK FROM TIDAL RIVER TO OBERON BAY

We meet just outside the Hotel Lindrum in the Melbourne CBD at 8.00am, departing for Wilsons Prom at 8:15am, our first stop will be at Squeaky Beach. The first walk starts at Tidal River and travels along the coastline to beautiful Oberon Bay. There’s a short transfer back to your accommodation, Just Inside the Gate, where a wine (or beer) and dinner awaits.

Walking: Easy / 15 km / 5 hrs

Meals: Lunch and a two-course dinner with wine

Accommodation: Inside the Gate in rooms with ensuites

DAY 2
BOAT CRUISE TO REFUGE BAY AND WALK BACK TO TELEGRAPH SADDLE VIA SEALERS BAY

Today’s starts with a delightful cruise out to Refuge Cove. The walk begins from the pristine secluded beach at the Cove. Our first stop is Sealers Cove yet another isolated amazing beach. The walk continues on a 2km boardwalk through Sealers Swamp, via Windy Saddle to Telegraph Saddle. At night it is though you never leave the park as you relax in your accommodation with stunning views over the Prom, Long Island and the Corner Inlet Coastal Marine Park

If the cruise is not operational for any reason or cancelled due to bad weather, the option to walk to Refuge cove and return will be taken instead.

Walking: Moderate / 16 km / 5 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two-course dinner with wine

Accommodation: Inside the Gate in rooms with ensuites

DAY 3
DERBY RIVER TO TONGUE POINT BACK TO MELBOURNE

The coastal hike from Derby River to Tongue Point is one of our favourites. Massive granite tors dot the landscape. The rocks are covered by the same red lichen which is what has made the Bay of Fires in Tasmania famous, it’s not surprising as the Wilsons Prom walks are part of the same Mountain Range. If time permits we will then transfer to the northern part of the prom, walking up to Vereker Outlook after which we walk to Millers Landing. At the conclusion of the walk we transfer back to Melbourne arriving after 5pm.

Walking: Moderate / 18 km / 5-6 hrs / easier option available

Meals: Breakfast and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Inside the Gate in rooms with ensuites

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • Engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • Professional and experienced guides
  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation
  • Cooked breakfasts, two course dinners and comprehensive walkers lunches
  • All transport from Melbourne, including all luggage transport
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

We stay at the beautiful Just Inside the Gate – a small lodge with ensuite rooms as well.

You’ll start each day with a hearty breakfast a great way to ready yourself for the upcoming walk. The packed lunches and picnics complete the circle ensuring that your appetite is always satisfied. A walkers lunch may include a high protein type salad, a roll or a wrap, a muesli bar, cake or muffin of some kind and a piece of fruit. Lunch is always augmented by Auswalk’s trail mix. In fact, you can look forward to having lunch on a daily basis at some of the most incredible locations in the Prom. The dinners are a substantial two-course affair the perfect end to a day on the track.

Local wine and beer with meals are included as is tea/coffee and juice with breakfast.

GENERAL INFO

The trip starts and finishes in Melbourne. The tracks are mostly well cared for, dry and firm. However, on the odd occasion, we have encountered wet portions of track. Most of the walks are moderate.

Pre and post tour accommodation: There are many good hotels in Melbourne, however we pick up and drop off from one central hotel the Hotel Lindrum, 26 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000. The tour starts at 8.00am at the Lindrum. We arrive back to Melbourne at around 5.00pm on the last day.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

WEATHER

Spring and autumn are excellent times to walk as the weather is usually warm and sunny and of course in spring the wildflowers are blooming.

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your Auswalk holiday after we have confirmed it. We want to help make insurance more affordable by offering you a discount on policies purchased through NIB Insurance. This applies to any NIB policies issued via this link. Get an instant quote and purchase online now.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 10 Feb 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 17 Feb 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 2 Mar 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 23 Mar 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 27 Apr 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 24 Aug 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 21 Sep 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 26 Oct 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 9 Nov 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 23 Nov 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
Overview

OVERVIEW

Wilsons Promontory is a vast granite mass of land that teems with wildlife and offers walkers endless opportunities to unplug and explore one of Australia’s most beautiful coastal landscapes. This unspoilt pristine natural environment is a place to immerse and interact with nature, which Melbournians affectionately refer to as ‘The Prom’.

The Wilsons Promontory walks provide a sanctuary for a vast array of fauna including emus, wombats, echidnas, including a plethora of bird life like Crimson Rosellas, Yellow Tailed Cockatoos and Black Faced Cormorants. The sanctuary doesn’t stop at the coast either, extending to 15000 hectares of seascape, making Victoria’s largest marine Park a living natural aquarium to dive into.

The walking will take you along pristine beaches like Sealers Cove and Oberon Bay that are punctuated by massive granite rock formations, then across coastal escarpments and rocky headlands and of course magnificent views as you walk. This area is so diverse that it also includes picturesque rivers and dense rainforest, not to mention the varied contrasting coastal flora.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WILSONS PROMONTORY WALK:

  • At night, freshen up and settle in at your comfortable accommodation at ‘Just Inside the Gate’ of Wilson Promontory.
  • The two-course dinners with wine and hearty breakfasts make indulgent bookends to each day.
  • Small group (max. 8 people).
  • Local & knowledgeable guides.
  • Boat cruise to Refuge Cove and walk back to civilisation.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
GROUP GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
3 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 1695

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 250

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3

DAY 1
MELBOURNE TO WILSONS PROM AND WALK FROM TIDAL RIVER TO OBERON BAY

We meet just outside the Hotel Lindrum in the Melbourne CBD at 8.00am, departing for Wilsons Prom at 8:15am, our first stop will be at Squeaky Beach. The first walk starts at Tidal River and travels along the coastline to beautiful Oberon Bay. There’s a short transfer back to your accommodation, Just Inside the Gate, where a wine (or beer) and dinner awaits.

Walking: Easy / 15 km / 5 hrs

Meals: Lunch and a two-course dinner with wine

Accommodation: Inside the Gate in rooms with ensuites

DAY 2
BOAT CRUISE TO REFUGE BAY AND WALK BACK TO TELEGRAPH SADDLE VIA SEALERS BAY

Today’s starts with a delightful cruise out to Refuge Cove. The walk begins from the pristine secluded beach at the Cove. Our first stop is Sealers Cove yet another isolated amazing beach. The walk continues on a 2km boardwalk through Sealers Swamp, via Windy Saddle to Telegraph Saddle. At night it is though you never leave the park as you relax in your accommodation with stunning views over the Prom, Long Island and the Corner Inlet Coastal Marine Park

If the cruise is not operational for any reason or cancelled due to bad weather, the option to walk to Refuge cove and return will be taken instead.

Walking: Moderate / 16 km / 5 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two-course dinner with wine

Accommodation: Inside the Gate in rooms with ensuites

DAY 3
DERBY RIVER TO TONGUE POINT BACK TO MELBOURNE

The coastal hike from Derby River to Tongue Point is one of our favourites. Massive granite tors dot the landscape. The rocks are covered by the same red lichen which is what has made the Bay of Fires in Tasmania famous, it’s not surprising as the Wilsons Prom walks are part of the same Mountain Range. If time permits we will then transfer to the northern part of the prom, walking up to Vereker Outlook after which we walk to Millers Landing. At the conclusion of the walk we transfer back to Melbourne arriving after 5pm.

Walking: Moderate / 18 km / 5-6 hrs / easier option available

Meals: Breakfast and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Inside the Gate in rooms with ensuites

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • Engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • Professional and experienced guides
  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation
  • Cooked breakfasts, two course dinners and comprehensive walkers lunches
  • All transport from Melbourne, including all luggage transport
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

We stay at the beautiful Just Inside the Gate – a small lodge with ensuite rooms as well.

You’ll start each day with a hearty breakfast a great way to ready yourself for the upcoming walk. The packed lunches and picnics complete the circle ensuring that your appetite is always satisfied. A walkers lunch may include a high protein type salad, a roll or a wrap, a muesli bar, cake or muffin of some kind and a piece of fruit. Lunch is always augmented by Auswalk’s trail mix. In fact, you can look forward to having lunch on a daily basis at some of the most incredible locations in the Prom. The dinners are a substantial two-course affair the perfect end to a day on the track.

Local wine and beer with meals are included as is tea/coffee and juice with breakfast.

General Info

GENERAL INFO

The trip starts and finishes in Melbourne. The tracks are mostly well cared for, dry and firm. However, on the odd occasion, we have encountered wet portions of track. Most of the walks are moderate.

Pre and post tour accommodation: There are many good hotels in Melbourne, however we pick up and drop off from one central hotel the Hotel Lindrum, 26 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000. The tour starts at 8.00am at the Lindrum. We arrive back to Melbourne at around 5.00pm on the last day.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

WEATHER

Spring and autumn are excellent times to walk as the weather is usually warm and sunny and of course in spring the wildflowers are blooming.

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your Auswalk holiday after we have confirmed it. We want to help make insurance more affordable by offering you a discount on policies purchased through NIB Insurance. This applies to any NIB policies issued via this link. Get an instant quote and purchase online now.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

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Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

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    PRICE
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    DETAILS
  • 10 Feb 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 17 Feb 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 2 Mar 2020
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    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 23 Mar 2020
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    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 27 Apr 2020
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    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 24 Aug 2020
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    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 21 Sep 2020
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    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 26 Oct 2020
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    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 9 Nov 2020
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    from

    $1695

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $250
  • 23 Nov 2020
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