Wilsons Promontory Circuit via Telegraph Track

14 h, 2 days to 3 days

42.7 km
circuit

↑ 1681 m
↓ -1681 m

Hard track
Starting from Telegraph Saddle car park in Wilsons Promontory this walk heads south along Telegraph Track. Follow Growlers Creek to the stunning white beaches of Little Waterloo Bay and dip your toes into the sea before heading to Wilsons Promontory lighthouse to enjoy the exhilarating views over the ocean toward Tasmania. You can shorten your walk by finishing at Tidal River, or follow the Wilson Promontory and Mountain Oberon car park roads to Telegraph Saddle, where you can finish your walk with views from the lookout. Generally walked over 3 days, giving you time to explore and enjoy, can be done faster or slower. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Mountain Oberon Carpark Road & Sealers Cove Walking Track (-39.0325197,146.355776)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Gippsland Highway, A440
  • Turn on to Fish Creek - Foster Road, C445 then drive for 290 m
  • Turn right onto Power Street and drive for another 560 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Fish Creek - Foster Road, C445 and drive for another 1.7 km
  • Continue onto Foster - Promontory Road, C446 and drive for another 56.5 km
  • Keep left onto Mountain Oberon Carpark Road and drive for another 2.5 km
  • Turn left onto Mountain Oberon Carpark Road and drive for another 55 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Mountain Oberon Carpark Road & Sealers Cove Walking Track Start (a footpath).
Find the Telegraph Saddle Carpark at the start.
Telegraph Saddle (about 25 m back from the start).
Find the sign at the start.
Veer left, to head along Telegraph Track.
After another 35 m pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
After another 2.6 km cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 2.5 km cross the bridge (about 35 m long)
After another 780 m continue straight, to head along Telegraph Track.
After another 110 m (at the intersection of Telegraph Track & Waterloo Bay Track) turn left, to head along Waterloo Bay Track (a footpath).
After another 4.4 km continue straight.
After another 60 m veer right.
After another 3.8 km come to the viewpoint.
After another 4.5 km turn right.
After another 335 m come to the viewpoint (15 m on your right).
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 900 m continue straight.
After another 40 m come to the viewpoint.
Turn left.
After another 670 m veer right, to head along Telegraph Track.
After another 640 m continue straight.
After another 1.2 km cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 360 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 7 m come to the camp site (7 m on your right).
There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 55 m (at the intersection of Telegraph Walking Track & South Point Path) continue straight, to head along Telegraph Walking Track.
After another 35 m come to the "Roaring Meg" (7 m on your left).
There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 20 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
After another 2.5 km (at the intersection of Telegraph Track & Telegraph Walking Track) turn left, to head along Telegraph Track (a vehicle track).
After another 1.9 km continue straight.
After another 55 m pass the toilet (5 m on your left).
After another 9 m come to the "Halfway Hut Campsite" (15 m on your right).
There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 55 m pass the "Halfway Hut" (6 m on your right).
Then pass the water tap (10 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Telegraph Track.
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Waterloo Bay Track & Telegraph Track) continue straight, to head along Telegraph Track.
After another 115 m pass a seat (5 m on your left).
Turn left.
After another 3.3 km continue straight.
After another 125 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
After another 1.2 km cross the ford (about 55 m long)
After another 2.1 km cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 900 m (at the intersection of Oberon Bay Walking Track & Norman Point Track) continue straight, to head along Oberon Bay Walking Track.
After another 2.5 km (at the intersection of Norman Bay South Track & Ring Road) turn right, to head along Ring Road (a residential road).
After another 200 m continue straight, to head along Ring Road.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Wilsons Promontory Road & Ring Road) veer right, to head along Wilsons Promontory Road (a road).
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Wilsons Promontory Road.
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Wilsons Promontory Road.
After another 660 m continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Mountain Oberon Carpark Road.
After another 2.4 km turn left, to head along Mountain Oberon Carpark Road.
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Telegraph Track & Mountain Oberon Carpark Road) continue straight, to head along Mountain Oberon Carpark Road.
After another 45 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Wilsons Promontory Circuit via Telegraph Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 42.7 km
Time 14 h, 2 days to 3 days
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 3 on route, on average they are 10.7 km apart with the largest gap of 23 km.

Shelter: There is one 27.7 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 4 on route, on average they are 8.5 km apart with the largest gap of 23.1 km.

Seat: There is one 29 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
60 m[toilet]
Camp site
23 km[camp site]
Camp site
23.1 kmRoaring Meg
Toilet
23.1 km[toilet]
Toilet
27.6 km[toilet]
Camp site
27.6 kmHalfway Hut Campsite
Shelter
27.7 kmHalfway Hut
Toilet
32.3 km[toilet]
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