refugecove
  • Length: 34.4km

  • Duration: 2-3 days

  • Grade: 3-4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Telegraph Saddle

  • End: Telegraph Saddle

  • Closest Town: Yanakie

  • Location: Wilsons Promontory National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 225km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -39.0325927176

  • Longitude: 146.3556056935

Wilsons Promontory – Refuge Cove is a 34.4km, grade 3-4 Return hike located in Wilsons Promontory National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2-3 days to complete.

Summary

This Wilsons Promontory – Refuge Cove hike visits a stunning, secluded beach situated on the eastern side of the Prom accessible via walking track from Sealers Cove to the north or Little Waterloo Bay to the south. The track between Sealers Cove and Refuge Cove offers many great views. Refuge Cove campsite, located at the southern end of the cove, is surrounded by lush vegetation and is within close proximity to the water.

About the region

The Wilsons Promontory National Park, commonly known as Wilsons Prom or The Prom, is a national park in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, located approximately 157 kilometres (98 mi) southeast of Melbourne.

The 50,500-hectare (125,000-acre) national park is the southernmost national park on mainland Australia, known for its beautiful rainforests, unspoiled beaches, and abundant wildlife. The national park covers the southern portion of Wilsons Promontory, a peninsula containing South Point, the southernmost point on the Australian mainland. A lighthouse on the south-east corner of the peninsula is the southern-most lighthouse on mainland Australia and has operated continuously since 1859.

The park is highly popular with bushwalkers and campers, and has a number of lodges and serviced camping areas at a camping area near the mouth of Tidal River.

More information

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A maximum two night consecutive stay applies to all campsites.

Refer to the Overnight Hikes park note for more information.

Advance booking is required. You can book online or call parks Victoria on 13 1963.

 

Total distance: 34453 m
Max elevation: 340 m
Min elevation: 5 m
Total climbing: 2094 m
Total descent: -2094 m
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