South Gippsland - Victoria - Australia
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Panoramic view of the Tidal River township and Mount Oberon at Wilsons Promontory, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Tidal River - Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory is located at the southernmost point of the Australian mainland and the Tidal River township provides the main facilities for the entire National Park.

How To Get To Wilsons Promontory National Park - Approximately 180 kilometers south-east of Melbourne, the easiest way is to follow the South Gippsland Highway through Korumburra, Leongatha, Koonwarra and turn right just past Meeniyan. The road is well signed and will then take you through Fish Creek and Yanakie before you arrive at the gateway to the National Park.

Tidal River, is another 30 km inside the park boundary and has a wide variety of easy walking tracks from boardwalks over the river to well constructed bush tracks around the area. Short or long walks are available and most are easily accessible for wheelchairs and prams. See the list of walking tracks or visit the convenient search page for more details.

large granite boulders on Tidal River

Tidal River Camping Ground - With some 450 camping and caravan sites it is perfectly situated near the beach and the river. Campsites are in great demand and bookings are required for all holiday periods. A ballot is held to allocate sites over the popular summer season.

Tidal River has a general store with a good range of supplies, post office, camping gas supplies and a take-away food shop. The open-air cinema and doctor services are available during the summer time. There are also some economical self-contained flats and lodges. The eco-friendly on site cabins are designed to blend into the natural environment.

It is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year. The pictures on this page were taken in the Autumn and Winter months, yet many of the walking tracks were busy with tourists and nature lovers.

Downloading Photographs - These images and many more are available to download freely under a special license. To find out how easy it is to use them legally, just go to the contact page.

Quality photographs of Tidal River, tidal overlook and the surrounding area can also be found at

friendly ducks swim on the river

Tidal River - The river system here is very special as it has been protected under National Park law for over 100 years and has no introduced fish or aquatic weeds. I read on a signpost, that half of Victoria's 40 known fish species are found here at Wilsons Promontory. A natural chemical called tannin is released from the decomposing vegetation and causes the water to turn brown

Pictures - Included on this page are photographs of native Australian plants, animals, rock formations, native shrubs and other flora. All images have been taken in the unique, unspoilt, natural environment at Wilsons Promontory National Park  in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

More Information - If you would like to find out more about Wilsons Promontory National Park, see photographs and a listing of other walking tracks, go to the Wilsons Promontory Walking Tracks page. Every one of these tracks are well-signed and very well maintained by Parks Victoria.

eco-friendly cabins sit comfortably in the natural wetlands

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