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Why this Hike
This challenging circuit in the lesser trafficked part of Wilsons Prom is quite the adventure for hikers looking for a fun four days of bushwalking. This trail follows adventurous terrain, water crossings, and fabulous campsites. All this sits within the Wilsons Promontory National Park (the most southern place on the mainland of Australia) and is a beautiful place to visit no matter what time of year you visit.
Track Notes & Overview
4 Days, 3 Nights - 60KM
Day One – Five Mile Road Carpark to Five Mile Beach Campsite (18.4KM)
Starting from Five Mile Road Carpark follow Five Mile Road past Barry Creek Campsite and Saint Kilda Junction until reaching the roads end. From here follow a small track at the end of the road over a foot bridge until reaching the beach where you will take a left along the beach walking a few hundred metres where you will reach Five Mile Beach Campsite. Make sure to check with Parks Victoria about conditions and campsite booking prior to setting off.
Day Two – Five Mile Beach Campsite to Tin Mine Cove Campsite (17.5KM)
From Five Mile Beach Campsite follow the track that goes away from the beach and crosses Miranda Creek, follow this track to Johnny Souey Cove Camping Area which can make for a good spot for a snack. From this Camping Area take the track that follows the beach away from Johnny Souey Point until taking a turn off a few hundred metres down the beach near Three Mile Point. Follow this track as it goes from trail to beach walk until it finally stays as a track near Hunter point. From here you should find yourself climbing to the other side of this part of the Prom, once you reach the other sides junction turn right until you reach Tin Mine Cove Campsite. Make sure to check with Parks Victoria about conditions and campsite booking prior to setting off.
Day Three – Tin Mine Cove Campsite to Lower Barry Creek Camp (11.5KM)
From Tin Mine Cove Campsite you will turn back on the track that took you to this campsite on the day prior until you reach the same intersection you were at on the previous day. Continue walking straight through this junction following the coast along this trail thar can seem at times to be non-existent. Continue walking this same track through Chinaman Swamp which can require some wading through water up to your waist before reaching Lower Barry Creek Camp about 4 kilometres down the track. Make sure to check with Parks Victoria about conditions and campsite booking prior to setting off.
Day Four – Lower Barry Creek Camp to Five Mile Road Carpark (9.7KM)
On your final day of hiking you will go from Lower Barry Creek Camp following the same trail you were following on the previous day until reaching Five Mile Road about 5 kilometres down the track. At the road take a right and continue walking until reaching the Carpark where you started your hike.
*Please note that this hike should only be undertaken by experienced hikers, water can be unreliable during summer, toilets are not supplied and a hiking application form must be filled out with Parks Victoria prior to walking including a self-assessment form.
Packing for a Multi-day Walk
Packing is an important part of any multi-day adventure, the long list of things needed can be hard to remember but this free packing list aims to make it easy and includes everything you need for when you're packing.
Food for a Multi-Day Walk
Creating a menu for a hike can seem challenging at first especially if it is an multi-day hike. Your menu should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight which can limit some of the meals you can create.
Our recipe hub includes great suggestions for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and even dessert, covering all the ingredients you will need and how to make them.
Leave No Trace
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