Wilsons Promontory – a great circuit walk

We love hiking at Wilsons Prom. We love the beaches, the fantastic views and the huge bolders and isolated inlets like Refuge Cove.

We have hiked “the Prom” several times in the last few years, but have not had a chance to put up a post on Our Hiking Blog. This will change in a couple of months when Frank heads off down there for a wander around over a long weekend.

Hiker Refuge Cove Wilsons Promontory National Park

Hiker overlooking Refuge Cove

Wilsons Promontory National Park is 200km east of Melbourne.  From the Parks Victoria website:

The southernmost point of the Australian mainland, Wilsons Promontory (affectionately known to Victorians as ‘the Prom’) is arguably the most loved national park in Victoria. Its 130 km coastline is framed by granite headlands, mountains, forests and fern gullies. Tidal River, 30 km inside the park boundary, is the focus for tourism and recreation. The park contains the largest coastal wilderness area in Victoria.

We came across a great post on Flo’s Blog…   – with the subtitle (that we love) – to boldly go where I haven’t gone before describing a recent 5 day hike they completed at Wilsons Prom. We love these types of blogs. They are generally written to keep family and friends overseas informed of adventures that have occured while the “blogger” is visiting or travelling in Australia.

If you want to check out some great pictures, read some accurate information about the hike and just enjoy a good old hiking trip story, check out their post Wilsons Promontory – a 5 day hike. It might get you heading down there like Frank will be in late March!


  1. Pat says

    Hi Frank and Sue.

    Did you end up going to the Prom this year? I’m looking to put together probably a 3 day 2 night itinerary for a solo walk and haven’t been there since I was little so not sure where to go, water availability etc. Parks website is quite useful but would be interested to hear how you went.

    • Frank says

      Hi Pat,
      We have not been to the Prom for a couple of years. I really thought we had written up an article about it but on searching I find we have not!

      From memory water is fine, think it is rainwater off the toilet blocks. The walking is all pretty easy and again (from memory) the travel times on the maps are pretty accurate. It is great walking . The only hassle are the possums at night. They love trying to get into your pack and steal food!

      Have a great time and please let us know how your trip goes.

      Frank and Sue

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