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  • Length: 6.8km

  • Duration: 2.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • 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: -39.0218677100

  • Longitude: 146.3213574900

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Mount Bishop is a 6.8km, grade 3 Return hike located in Wilsons Promontory National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.

Summary

If you are looking for a challenge the Mount Bishop hike offers many rewards. The Mt Bishop walking track is more rugged with breathtaking views from the summit. The rocky summit of Mount Bishop offers magnificent views of the Prom’s west coast and offshore islands and is well worth the rock scramble to the summit. From the carpark Follow the Lilly Pilly Nature Walk west. This section of the trail provides a glimpse into the Prom’s forested interior, traversing heathland, eucalypt forest through stands of warm temperate rainforest. After approximately 1.4km turn left at the side track that leads to the rocky summit of Mount Bishop and commence your ascent. One at the top be sure to continue a little further to the second set of boulders. 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: 6836 m
Max elevation: 309 m
Min elevation: 51 m
Total climbing: 401 m
Total descent: -401 m
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