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

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 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.

Day 4 Sunday 5th December: Little Waterloo Bay to Sealers Cove via Refuge Cove 13.4km 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 and as we near Sealers Cove the forest gives way to
views of headlands and vast expanses of blue water.

Day 5 Monday 6th: Sealers Cove to Telegraph Saddle 10.2km 3hrs Easy/Moderate
Our final day is a short one and as we leave Sealers Cove, with its sheltered golden beach and clear blue waters,
we will passes through fern gullies, walk across a swamp, around mountains, before eventually back to our cars
at Telegraph Saddle.

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
Sealers Cove – 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