The walk to the summit of Mount Oberon is a must when visiting Wilsons Promontory National Park. The area, also referred to as Wilsons Prom or “The Prom”, this national park is located is located at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, 240 kilometres south east of Melbourne.
Start: Telegraph Saddle car park (try to get here early, as they close the gate to this car park once full)
Distance: 6.8km return
Time: 2-2½ hrs return
Highest point: 544m
Closest town: Yanakie (53km away); Tidal River is the main camping and day visitor area within Wilsons Promontory National Park. A free shuttle bus operates between Tidal River and Telegraph Saddle during the summer and Easter school holidays and on weekends from November to April.
Starting from Telegraph Saddle car park, this walk follows the management vehicle track up towards the summit.
You will steadily meander up through a nicely tree covered track until you reach some mobile phone towers (not exactly the nicest sight).
From here however, you are almost there and you will see stairs that will lead you towards the summit.
These steps below the summit lead to postcard perfect, panoramic views over Tidal River, Normans Beach, Squeaky Beach the coast and offshore islands. It can get windy at the summit, so it’s wise to take a jumper or jacket.
For more information on walks in Wilsons Promontory National Park visit: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/wilsons-promontory-national-park and visitvictoria.com/Regions/Gippsland/Things-to-do/Nature-and-wildlife/National-parks-and-reserves/Wilsons-Promontory