Wilsons Promontory - Northern Circuit (60km)

Wilsons Promontory National Park



3-4 days

Grade 5



Hike summary

Route and GPX file


Gear you might need

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Getting there

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About the region

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  • Hi
    I am about to embark on the north loop and think your trail map would be a great asset but am wondering which GPX app to use to open it. Does anyone have suggestions.

  • Sarah Marie

    Em Cee ?

    1. Izabella Janocsik

      Hi Darren and Julie, just found this 🙂 Very helpful thanks as I am starting this hike next Monday! Keep up this wonderful work with your site! Looking forward to either joining you both on another hike or using your site more! 🙂

    2. Trail Hiking

      For your convenience we have included a GPX file of this, and all other hikes posted on http://www.trailhiking.com.au


    3. Shayne Gillings

      Jason Smith

    4. Tania Cake

      Erin, when we get the other one out of the way!

    5. Erin Sutherland

      Grade 5!!! *Gulp… lol

    6. Zoe Nasr

      I’ve always wanted to go camping there!

    7. Hi Sophie
      Did you end up doing the northern circuit? I’m thinking of competing this hike in a few weeks so looking for any updates from people who have done it recently. Any information would be much appreciated (i.e. water supply, navigation etc)
      Thank you in advance!


    8. Hi Iryna,

      Did you end up doing this hike? If so what was the swamp like – wet or dry, given the recent dry?

      Am supposed to be doing the Buller Huts trial starting this Sunday, but some fires have started there today so trying to scramble as plan be as we’re already booked to fly down from Qld!


    9. Darren Edwards Post author

      Good idea to alter your plans. I have a few friends who were doing the Buller Huts Trail and had to walk out yesterday due to the fires. Thankfully they are safe.

    10. Hey James, I gather you did 5 Mile Road carpark to to Tin Mine Cove in 1 day – if so, roughly how long did it take? Cheers

    11. Helen Letitia

      Here we come Rodney

    12. Hi
      I am about to embark on the north loop and think your trail map would be a great asset but am wondering which GPX app to use to open it. Does anyone have suggestions.

    13. Ben

      hey, I did this hike on the weekend and just wanted to thank you soo much for the GPX file you provided! That literally was gold for us to find our way in the dense bush sometimes :).
      So again, thank you so much for sharing that!

    14. Hi Leith!

      My apology for not replying earlier ! I didn’t get any notifications about new comments and didn’t check this page for months!
      I know this info not much of a use now but we ended up doing a walk in Buller-Howitt area (Mt Koonika/Mt Speculation /Mt Cobbler). But still thinking of doing this northern circuit some time .. What about you, did you end up going there?


    15. Darren Edwards Post author

      Hi Nathan. The campsite at Johnny Souey is on the headland near the beach. It is tiny and only suitable for a few small tents. Water is hard to find there too and last time I was there it was only a trickle. We camped at five mile beach then headed straight to Tim mine cove

    16. Darren Edwards Post author

      I use pocket earth on iPhone. I’d suggest taking a topo map and compass though as I’ve come across people navigation with a phone on this circuit and they were list as their phone battery had died.

    17. Nathan

      Is the Jonny Souey Cove campsite on a beach and what is the water quality like?

    18. Stede Nyland

      Jess Boyle hahaha your fave

  • Lauren Bray

    Josh Bray ?

    1. Tania Cake

      Our list is getting so long!

    2. Kylie Jackson

      Kylie Cardona

    3. Jennyne Wilkinson

      Looks fantastic Sal!

    4. Cheryl Willey

      Looks pretty tough! (For a beginner like me that is)

    5. Ben Cleveland

      Leon Burgdorf

    6. Not seen much (i.e. nothing so far) from anyone on joining the northern and southern sections (e.g. going from 5 Mile Beach camp to Sealers Cove). Be interested to hear of anyone who’s done it.

    7. Mikey Faulkner

      Laura Layton hot digity damn

    8. Luke Ognibene

      Matthew Cooper

    9. Trish Asibal

      Serene Silva

    10. Darren Edwards Post author

      Thank you so much Izabella. We look forward to hearing how much you enjoy the hike. Please post any trail notes or comments on the hike when you have completed it. Look forward to catching up soon.

    11. Pam Thornton

      Susan Tebbitt Lexi Randolph-Carter Hana Davies Let’s lock in a date gals!

    12. Anthony Burns

      Thanks Hamish! And Happy Birthday!!!!

    13. Ben

      There’s plenty of water at Tin Mine Cove campsite and Lower Barry Creek campsite. Drank the Tin Mine Cove water even untreated because it’s fast stream and looks very alright ;).
      There is also some water at Johnny Souey Cove campsite, however it’s quite stale there so not sure of the quality.

      BTW: We found hardly any tape in the area of Three Mile Point (just after Johnny Souey Cove campsite when heading north) and most of the tape was totally faded as well already (so it was white instead of pink). Maybe it was just us not finding the right trail but we eventually just bush bashed our own trail up there, so be prepared ;). That’s where your GPX file came really handy for the rough directions where we have to go.

      And the Chinaman swamp is totally dry BTW because there was hardly any rain this season. So no swamp to fight through whatsoever.

    14. Laura Layton


    15. Darren Edwards Post author

      That’s fantastic to hear. I am doing this hike over the Easter weekend. How easy was it to find drinking water?

    16. LS Gorms

      Love The Prom! Lucky me got to work there for two months a few years ago.

    17. Alasdair Duffy

      Mate let’s lock this in!!! Reckon the chicks would make it….??

    18. Peter Scheffer

      Michael Gomersall

    19. Jess Boyle

      Stede Nyland 3 days just to cross the bog ?

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