Wilsons Promontory 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 3-5 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.


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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  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Costs
  • Trip Facts
Day 1

Note : This trek can be condensed to 3 or 4 days – please enquire by our enquiry form or email for further information

Five Mile Road car park to Barry Creek Camp – 7km

  • Travel to the Prom – meet at Five Mile Road car park
  • Five Mile Road car park to Barry Creek camp (6.7 km, 2 hours)
  • This is an easy pleasant walk on the gravel road to the camp site
Day 2

Barry Creek Camp to Johnny Souey Cove – 13.5km

  • Barry Creek camp to Johnny Souey camp (13.5 km, 4 hours)
  • After walking along the gravel road, we reach the coast at Five Mile Beach we 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 near Miranda Creek. We wade across Miranda Creek, and leaving Five Mile beach the trail is pretty well marked although overgrown and steep, and the views back to Five Mile beach 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.
Day 3

Johnny Souey Cove to Tin Mine Cove camp – 15km

  • Johnny Souey Cove camp to Tin Mine Cove camp – 15km, 6-7 hours.
  • Day 3 takes you into deep scrub at the end of Johnny Souey Cove, then some rock hopping 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 forest / heathland areas.
  • Vague track and overgrown and sometimes hard to follow.
  • Eventually we arrive at Chinamans Long Beach. Then it is north to the end of the beach and back into the scrub to get to Tin Mine Cove about 1.5 hours away.
Day 4

Tin Mine Cove camp to Millers Landing and Five Mile Car Park – 16 km

  • Tin Mine Cove camp to Millers Landing and Five Mile Car Park – 16 km, 8 hours.
  • Day 4 is a challenging day with traversing mangroves, mud flats and multiple creek crossings. We start with a walk back around the headland to Chinamans Long Beach – for a long flat and smooth walk. We now avoid Chinamans Swamp and Lower Barry Camp and head out along a new route along the coast. At the end of the beach we arrive at the mangroves and the mud flats around Chinamans Creek.
  • We carefully traverse the extensive mud flats – here you can sink to knee deep, but we have found a way across although you will experience some mud !! We wade into the sea and cross Chinamans Creek at low tide and work our way through the mangroves to the beachhead on the far side of this swampy area. There is some bush bashing required.
  • We follow the beach, and experience multiple creek crossings. Your boots will get wet here, and some crossings are swampy and muddy. You will walk in wet boots until we reach Millers Landing.
  • After a rest, we follow the easy path across to the Five Mile Car Park


  • Two tour guides
  • Gear can be supplied to you upon request such as tent, back pack, sleeping mat and more.
  • Cooking by tour guides
  • Water drops at two locations
  • Trek fees
  • Guides have satellite phone and PLB
  • A Wild Trek quick dry T shirt


  • 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


$800. 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 6 people only.

Trip Facts
Group Size
Group Size
Maximum group size at any one campsite is six (6)
Group Size
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.

What you need to Bring


  • A back pack around 65L or more. A back pack can be supplied upon request.
  • A sleeping mat. A sleeping mat can be supplied upon request
  • A lightweight two person tent or lightweight tent big enough for you and your gear. A tent can be supplied to you upon request.
  • 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)

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