Wilson's Promontory Walking Tours

Wilsons Promontory National Park is on a peninsula southeast of Melbourne, Australia. It is approximately 90 kilometers from Phillip Island. It’s known for its rugged granite mountains and abundant wildlife, including kangaroos and wombats. Trails from the Tidal River settlement lead to Squeaky Beach, with its white quartz sand. Nearby, Mount Oberon offers views of Bass Strait and offshore islands. Wilsons Promontory Lightstation, built in 1859, is on the southern coast.

There are many walking adventures to be had including:

  • Squeaky Bay & Whisky Bay

  • Tidal River & Norman Beach

  • Lily Pily Circuit

  • Picnic Point

  • Vereker Lookout

Come and see for your self and take a tour with Dianne's Venture Tours - Phillip Island. 

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View of a beach

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Wilson Prom Views
Wilson Prom Views

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Bass Coast coutryside

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Experience the beautiful scenery, the native wildlife and great walks at Wilsons Promontory 

 

Wilsons Promontory National Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Welcome to Wilsons Prom, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia. Walk remote coastal bushland trails and swim at pristine beaches dominated by granite tors. Camp in comfort at family-friendly Tidal River or hike to a more secluded campsite. Either way, the local wombats, kangaroos and emus are waiting to meet you.

Swim at Norman Beach - just a few minutes' walk from Tidal River Campground, or go snorkelling for a unique underwater view of Victoria's largest marine national park

Scale the granite peaks of Mount Bishop or Mount Oberon for panoramic views, or enjoy an overnight hike in The Prom. In the north there's a remote and rugged wilderness to explore, while the south is home to the historic Wilsons Promontory Lightstation and Sealers Cove.

Feel the sand between your toes at some of the more secluded beaches of Wilsons Prom, from Cotters Beach to Whisky Bay and Fairy Cove. Check out Big Drift, an impressive inland sand dune system, one of the Prom's well kept secrets. 

You are picked up from your Phillip Island or San Remo accommodation and taken to Wilsons Promontory for a number of walks and  enjoying the ambience of the Prom. You will have lunch at the Tidal River General Store and the you will be sightseeing on the way back to Phillip Island and dropped back to your accommodation.

Tour begins on Phillip Island. For a surcharge we will collect from Melbourne and return to Melbourne for groups of four or more. This tour can accommodate seven guests.

Our Tour:

  • Fully inclusive 

  • Small group tour (min no 3 & max no 7 people)

  • Phillip Island Hotel pick up/drop off (extra charge if pick up/return to Melbourne)

  • Local guide & driver

  • Park entry fee

  • Lunch at a local café

  • A number of short walks - Vereker Lookout, Lily Pilly Circuit, Picnic Bay, Squeaky Bay, Tidal River & Norman Beach

  • Scenic drive through beautifull rolling countryside, rugged coastlines and many spectacular views plus the Bunurong Coastal Drive

  • Departs form Phillip Island at 9.00am and dropped off around 5.30pm

  • This tour is available midweek (Tuesday, Thursday or Friday)

Price: 

$210 per person ex. Phillip Island. 

Highlights:

  • Picturesque and relaxing with spectacular scenery.

  • Depending on guest preferences and capabilities several walks can be undertaken, where you can experinece some of teh diversity of the Prom.

  • Sightings of native wildlife including wombats, kangaroos, emus, echidnas and dozens of bird varieties such as the black cockatoo

  • Enjoy the flora and fuana on the walk.

  • Enjoy a lunch at the Tidal River General Store

Timing:

The tour starts from Phillip Island 9am and concludes around 6pm.

Conditions: For your safety and comfort flat, covered-in walking shoes are recommended on this tour. Bring layers of clothing for heat and cold as the weather can be changeable on the Island and the Bass Coast (surrounded by a lot of ocean!). 

General Questions

  1. Is there are minimum age requirement? 
    There is no minimum age but we do not offer child fares so every passenger is considered an adult. For family charters that include child rates please email or call us. We are happy to work with you and your friends and family to structure the perfect tour

     

  2. What sort of clothing should I wear? 
    Phillip Island and the area, has been said to have “four seasons in four hours” but sometimes you may experience all of these seasons in an hour so come prepared for a cooler climate. It is easier to take off layers than be cold. Wear loose clothing to be comfortable and wear flat covered in walking shoes so you will enjoy walking in nature.

     

  3. What happens if the weather is bad? 
    If the weather is bad you will experience it – hot and cold, wet and dry. This tour is all about looking at the beautiful Phillip Island  and the Bass Coast area. However it will depend on how bad the weather will be on the walk. 

     

  4. How do I get to Phillip Island? 
    We can collect you from and return you to Melbourne if you book as a group of four or more people. Alternatively view www.diannesventuretours.com.au/getting-here for more information. Please be aware that public transport options require you to stay overnight on Phillip Island. Public transport does not coincide with the closure of the Penguin Parade. If you wish to stay overnight on Phillip Island we can make recommendations so call or email us – or do your own web searching. There is a multitude of options from five-star to back-packer styles.