Mount Oberon Summit, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria

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

Grade: Medium

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.

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Start of the track near Telegraph Saddle car park
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Walking up the management vehicle track
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The track is nicely shaded and has seating along the way to look out across Wilsons Promontory National Park

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.

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When you see the mobile phone towers, you’re almost there!
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After reaching the mobile phone towers, you will climb stairs to reach 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.

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On a clear day you get postcard perfect, panoramic views over Tidal River, Normans Beach, Squeaky Beach, the coast and offshore islands

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