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  • Length: 9.6km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Lilly Pilly Gully car park

  • End: Lilly Pilly Gully car park

  • Closest Town: Tidal River

  • Location: Wilsons Promontory National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 222km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -39.0222386300

  • Longitude: 146.3215774300

Summary

The Mount Bishop Lilly Pilly Gully  explores the rocky summit of Mount Bishop and offers magnificent views of the Prom’s west coast and offshore islands. It is well worth the rock scramble to the summit. This hike is a combination of the Mount Bishop hike and the Lilly Pilly Gully Track. From the carpark Follow the Lilly Pilly Gully Circuit Track east. About three quarters of the way (approx 4.1km) around the circuit track turn right at the side track that leads to the rocky summit of Mount Bishop. After taking some time to appreciate the breathtaking views retrace your steps to the Lilly Pilly Gully Track then turn right to return to the car park.

Getting There

From Melbourne follow M1 (Monash Freeway) to Pakenham. Take the exit for C422 from M1. Follow Koo Wee Rup Rd/C422 and Koo-Wee-Rup Bypass Rd to S Gippsland Hwy/M420 in Koo Wee Rup. Then follow the South Gippsland Hwy/M420 and A440 to Meeniyan-Promontory Rd/C444 in Meeniyan. Drive to C444 in Wilsons Promontory. The Lilly Pilly Gully Carpark is approximately 2.6km on the Melbourne side of Tidal River (just after the Squeeky Beach Carpark Road.

Tips

Steep, narrow path. Early sections are relatively easy-going, but track becomes narrower and more difficult as you climb. May be some branches on track to be stepped over. There is a self composting toilet, conveniently located right near the entrance of the car park.

 

Total distance: 9614 m
Max elevation: 309 m
Min elevation: 25 m
Total climbing: 467 m
Total descent: -467 m
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