THE PROM

Date/Time
Date(s) - 2 Dec 2021 until 6 Dec 2021

Category(ies)

  • Grade 4 Medium-Hard
  • Leader: Mick
  • Phone: 0437101009
  • Deb
  • 0410047884
  • Participant numbers:10
  • Final booking date: 19-11-21

UPDATED DUE TO TRACK CLOSURE

The Prom – 4 days 3 nights

Wilsons Promontory National Park or ‘The Prom’ is a peninsula southeast of Melbourne. It’s known for its rugged granite mountains, wildlife, including kangaroos and wombats and hiking trails that criss cross The Prom and give hikers access to spectacular beaches, The Lightstation built in 1859 and South Point the most southern point on Mainland Australia.

This 4 day and 3 night walk from Tidal River to Telegraph Saddle follows much of The Southern Circuit route as it winds through rainforest, boulder strewn beaches with crystal blue water, coastal dunes and over granite cliffs with views into Bass Strait.

Day 1 Thursday 2nd December: Meet at Tidal River campground

Day 2 Friday 3rd December: Tidal River to Roaring Meg via Oberon Bay 16km 6hrs Moderate.
The track from Tidal River offers great coastal views and passes through large rock outcrops and low heathland and eucalypts on its way to Oberon Bay. We then continue onto Roaring Meg, the southernmost camping area on The Prom. After setting up camp there is the option to walk to South Point, which is a 7km 2hr walk

Day 3 Saturday 4th December: Roaring Meg to Little Waterloo Bay via the Lightstation 17km 6hrs Moderate.
This will be our biggest day in kilometres walked and elevation changes. We will be detouring to The Lightstation before the steep descent to Waterloo Bay and its white sandy beach. We will be staying at LWB for 2 nights.

Day 4 Sunday 5th December: Day walk. Little Waterloo Bay to Refuge Cove 15km return approx. 5hrs Moderate.
As we climb out of LWB the track goes round Kersops Peak before heading into Refuge Cove. Today there’s views across to The Northern Prom and along the coast.

Day 5 Monday 6th December: Little Waterloo Bay to Telegraph Saddle 12.5km 4.5hrs Easy/Moderate
Leave Little Waterloo Bay and head inland crossing a few swampy areas before climbing to a saddle between Mounts Wilson and Boulder. From Telegraph Junction we follow Telegraph Track which leads north to Telegraph Saddle Carpark.

NOTE:
You will need to book your own campsites for this walk. The Prom is popular, so book your campsite early to make sure you don’t miss out.

Tidal River – Thursday 2nd December
Roaring Meg – Friday 3rd December
Little Waterloo Bay – Saturday 4th December and Sunday 5th December

They can be booked either online or by phone.
https://www.parkstay.vic.gov.au/book-your-stay/wilsons-promontory-national-park/33314 or 0384272122