Wilsons Promontory – Southern Circuit

 

18.12.16 - 21.12.16

My first 'official' hike, located at the very very bottom of Victoria (2.5 hour drive from Melbourne)  
reveals Wilsons Promontory. I undertook the southern circuit which consisted of a 3 day 59km loop, starting and finishing at Tidal River.  
Capture
Day 1 consisted of hiking from Tidal River to Halfway Hut (12.3km), the large majority of this section was sand based and included crossing an extremely vast beach (Oberon Bay) until a narrow track took me through the shrubbery towards halfway hut.

Day 2 led me from Halfway Hut to Refuge Cove (28.8km), this was a pretty intense day with the majority of the hike consisting of walking uphill. However also most rewarding, as I was able to visit the most southern lighthouse in Australia and discover the deserted beach of Little Waterloo Bay. Furthermore, from Little Waterloo Bay I hiked the remaining hours of daylight to Refuge Cove in which I set up camp for the night. 
blog 1 
Day 3 brought the journey's end but also the most tranquil sights I had seen throughout the hike. From Refuge Cove to Mt Oberon and back to Tidal River (18.6km), I would have to say this was my favorite part of the hike due to the crystal blue waters and other empty beaches. 
blog 3.jpg
blog 2
I would recommend this hike to anyone who is just starting off, as you can choose sections of the hike to do and still return within the day or two. Below is a link to the actual site which can provide you with extra info.
http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/wilsons-promontory-national-park/things-to-do/southern-prom-overnight-hikes
                                 Harrison. 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Wilsons Promontory – Southern Circuit”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s