Tidal River camping area
Tidal River, at the end of Wilsons Promontory Rd, is a large, well-equipped campground back behind the dunes of stunning Norman Bay. There are myriad short walks you can do in the area, including the Lilly Pilly Gully Nature Walk and the stroll alongside the tannin-stained Tidal River. Watch the sun set over the ocean from Norman Lookout. Note: a ballot is used to allocate campsites from the week before Christmas to the end of January.
Visit outside of peak times if you're hoping to find a site with a bit of privacy in this large campsite. With all facilities available, including hot showers and a kiosk, a few days here is recommended to explore the many bays and beaches. Coastal tracks from here give access to Whisky Bay to the north and Little Oberon Bay and beyond, to the south.
Who to contact: Parks Victoria 13 1963
This campsite is located in Wilsons Promontory National Park
The hook of land that is mainland Australia’s most southerly point is also one of the most enchanting wilderness regions you could wish for. Half the park is still recovering from a bushfire early in 2009, but that hasn’t deterred visitors from funnelling through Tidal River to bushwalk across rainforests, heathlands and golden dunes, all the while gazing up at the park’s granite heights or towards an oceanic horizon. Potoroos, koalas, wombats and damselflies keep visitors company as they explore the area. Access is via Wilsons Promontory Rd from Fish Creek. A 2-night maximum stay applies to all walk-in campsites. There are day walks, visitor sites and overnight hikes that remain closed since flooding in early 2011 - check the current situation with Parks Victoria.
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