• Length: 19.3km

  • Duration: 1-2 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Telegraph Saddle

  • End: Telegraph Saddle

  • Location: Wilsons Promontory National Park

  • Closest Town: Yanakie

  • Distance from CBD: 225km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -39.03259272

  • Longitude: 146.3556057

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Wilsons Promontory - Sealers Cove is a 19.3km, grade 3 return hike, located in Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 1-2 days to complete.

Hike Summary

Sealers Cove is a picturesque, circular cove boasting glassy turquoise water, golden sand and a shady campground. Sealers Cove is accessible via the Telegraph Saddle to Sealers Cove Track. Sealers Cove is also accessible as part of an extended Southern Prom Hike (refer to the Overnight Hikes park note in the Related Documents section below). There is a campground and toilets at Sealers Cove.

Important Note

Make sure you check the tide times if you intend camping overnight as you have to cross Sealers Creek, which is subject to tidal flow, before reaching the camp site. The depth of the creek can vary between 200mm through to 1.5m deep at high tide.

Overnight hike for kids

This makes an excellent overnight hike for kids as it is not too long, traverses extremely varied terrain with no real steep sections to tire them out. Thye best part is that once you have set up camp they can play in the creek or along the beach.

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 rain-forests, 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 bush-walkers and campers, and has a number of lodges and serviced camping areas at a camping area near the mouth of Tidal River.

More information

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.

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Total distance: 19361 m
Max elevation: 340 m
Min elevation: 11 m
Total climbing: 1225 m
Total descent: -1225 m
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Getting ready for the adventure
The trail is well fored and very easy to follow
Washouts from the 2011 floods
Dont let your kids carry too mch weight, particularly for their first overnighter.
The trail can get very muddy through the rainforest following rain
The boardwalk into Sealers Cove stretches for over 2km across the swamp. It is possibly the prettiest section of the hike.
Sealers Creek. This must be crossed in order to reach the overnight camp. (it is tidal)
It isnt even high tide yet.

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5 thoughts on “Wilsons Promontory – Sealers Cove (19.3km)

  1. Have walked this track on a number of occasions – once in summer when the bus from Tidal River was running up to the Telegraph Saddle car park and numerous times in winter. Much prefer walking this track in the winter months when there are less people around as it can get busy in the warmer months.

    Last walked the track in 2015 in what started out as persistent showers and ended up as constant heavy rain. Fortunately the prevailing weather comes from the south east and much of the track was sheltered from the blustery conditions.

    A great setting for an excellent not day walk.

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