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Wilsons Prom Northern Circuit – 4 Days

Wilsons Prom – Northern Circuit is a 60km, grade 5 circuit hike located in Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3-4 days to complete.

Wild Trek Tours’ Wilsons Prom walking tours have been meticulously planned so hikers can experience a wide range of landscapes, including mountains, ocean and local fauna.

Summary

The Prom has always been a popular destination for hikers. You may be familiar with destinations such as Sealers Cove, Refuge Cove, Waterloo Bay, Oberon Bay and the Lighthouse, which are all fabulous places for both the day and overnight hiker. If you are seeking a greater challenge and more of a wilderness experience, see what the Wilsons Prom Northern Circuit has to offer.

This national park has more than 50,000 hectares of landscape that includes rocky granite mountains, lush rainforests, unspoiled beaches, spectacular coastlines, beautiful rivers, and other magnificent views to see during the walk.

Our Wilsons Prom walking tours give you the chance to explore one of Australia’s most stunning coastal landscapes as well as the wildlife that call the place home. You’ll see many native animals on our Wilsons Prom walking tours, with the chance to see wombats, echidnas, rosellas, cockatoos and many more.

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Trip Facts

Group Size

Maximum group size at any one campsite is six (6)

Other Info

The following conditions apply to the Barry Creek, Lower Barry Creek, Tin Mine Cove, Johnny Souey Cove and Five Mile Beach – for all overnight hike camp areas. Hikers must fill out a €˜Hiker Self Assessment Form’ before a hiking permit is issued. Contact us for further information . Some track sections are marked with flagging tape however other sections are undefined therefore hikers must be proficient in navigation with a map and compass. Overnight camping is permitted for two consecutive nights only at each of the camp areas throughout the year. Maximum group size at any one campsite is six. This is a guided tour only. The group leader also carries a satellite phone in case of any emergencies. Only experienced, well equipped and physically fit hikers should attempt this hike.

Itinerary

Day 1

Five Mile Road car park to Five Mile Beach camp - 18.4km

  • Five Mile Road car park to Barry Creek camp (6.7 km, 2 hours)
  • Barry Creek camp to Five Mile Beach camp (12.5 km, 3.5 hours)
  • Day 1 involves parking at the Five Mile Creek road-end. The first part is some 17km on the closed road – but lovely views of the Toora Hills and Corner inlet nonetheless.
  • Reaching the coast at Five Mile Beach you are greeted with great Wilson Prom beach views – lots of gorgeous sandy unspoilt beach, rugged heath and coastal dunes and mountain views to the rear.
  • Lunch at the end of the beach at Five Mile camp. Leaving Five Mile the Trail is pretty well marked although overgrown and steep so the views back to Five Mile are excellent. Up and over a broad headland and onward to Johnny Souey Cove. The Trail, though very faint in parts, picks its way through banksia and coastal heath past Rabbit Island just off the coast. Water was from the stream – lagoon that runs into the cove.
Day 2

Five Mile Beach camp to Tin Mine Cove camp - 17.5km

  • Five Mile Beach camp to Johnny Souey Cove camp – 3.5km, 1.5 – 2 hours.
  • Johnny Souey Cove camp to Tin Mine Cove camp – 15km, 6-7 hours.
  • Day 2 takes you into deep scrub at the end of Johnny Souey to Three Mile Beach and to three miles of smooth hard sand and seabirds – no scrub, to the northern end. At the end you followed the well marked trail past the light beacon and up and inland – there is a handy knotted rope to help you up the steep off-beach slope. Here you travel back across the Prom via lovely banksia forrest / heathland areas.
  • Vague track and overgrown and sometimes hard to follow.
  • Eventually make the western Corner Inlet beach at Chinamans Long Beach for lunch. Then it was north to the end of the beach and back into the scrub to get to Tin Mine Cove about 1.5 hours away.
Day 3

Tin Mine Cove camp to Lower Barry Creek camp - 12 km

  • Tin Mine Cove camp to Lower Barry Creek camp -12 km, 4-6 hours.
  • Day 3 is the challenging day with Chainman’s Swamp. We start with a walk back around the headland to Chainman’s Long Beach – for a long flat and smooth walk. Near the end of the beach you veer inland and into the clutches of the swamp. Here you will need GPX co-ordinates as there is really no marked trail.
  • There are some marking poles and scraps of tape which indicated a trail – more a vague footpad. One minute you may think you were following a footpad – next you are bashing your way through head high scrub.
  • Chainman’s Creek itself can be thigh deep, but during summer is normally ankle deep or dry! From here the footpad becomes a little more distinct and we work our way through the mysterious swamp land, sometime through head high scrub, emerging at other times onto raised islands of ancient banksia forest.
  • After a few more departures from the vague footpad you stumble into Lower Barry Creek Campsite tired but at least not lost.
  • Here you can camp, or continue on to finish the walk. More vague footpad strengthened to a decent trail as you rise out of the swamp to eventually re-join the closed Five Mile Beach road
Day 4

Lower Barry Creek camp to Five Mile Road car park - 10.3 km

  • Lower Barry Creek camp to Five Mile Road car park -10.3 km, 3-4 hours.

Overview

  • An 80 litre back pack is supplied – if you wish to bring your own please make sure it is 75 litre or more
  • A sleeping mat is supplied – if you wish to bring your own please make sure it is under 500gms
  • A two person tent is supplied for you and your gear – if you wish to bring your own please keep the weight down around 2kg
  • A rain jacket – lightweight, breathable
  • Rain trousers – lightweight
  • A warm jacket for the cold nights
  • Thermal top and bottom
  • 2 T-shirts – quick dry
  • Trousers for a change of clothes at night
  • Walking shorts
  • Walking socks – at least 3 pair
  • Gaiters
  • Gloves
  • Beanie
  • Sun hat
  • Underwear, and swimmers as an option
  • Walking boots
  • Crocs or lightweight sandals
  • Sleeping bag – 3 season
  • Head torch with spare batteries
  • Water bottles and/or bladder
  • Garbage bags for storage (or dry bags)
  • Small pack towel
  • Cutlery – cup, bowl, spoon, knife, fork
  • Your own personal food stock – lightweight, dehydrated and/or freeze dried – Breakfast, lunch & dinner each day, plus snacks if required. We can advise and help with meal selection. The two guides will cook for you, so no need to bring cooking stove and fuel unless you prefer to do so.
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Walking pole/s
  • Camera (optional)

Inclusions

  • Two tour guides
  • 80 litre back pack – unless you prefer your own
  • Sleeping mat – unless you prefer your own
  • Two person tent for you and your gear – unless you prefer your own
  • Cooking by tour guides
  • Water drops at two locations
  • Trek fees
  • Guides have satellite phone and PLB
  • A Wild Trek quick dry T shirt

Exclusions

  • Your food on the trek – breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus any snacks you may require as per your required gear list
  • Transport to Wilsons Prom – if you require transport our two guides are based in Langwarrin & Somerville and we can arrange for transport

Costs

$400. Please specify your preferred month on our enquiry form – January to May only. Please note that Parks Vic limit the number of trekkers – this trek is limited to a maximum of 4 people only (6 including the two guides)

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

  • Package name
  • Wilsons Promontory Northern Circuit – 4 Days