Tidal River Campground

Wilsons Promontory National Park Camping


Check In: 11:00|Check Out: 11:00
Hours: Tidal River Visitor Centre is open from 9:00am-4:00pm daily

Spend time in one of Victoria's best-loved national parks surrounded by wallabies and wombats.

Tidal River is the most popular and well-equipped campground in Wilsons Prom and is the perfect base to enjoy scenic walks, swim, surf or relax at your campsite.

Choose between a campsite nestled in the tea trees for a short walk to the sandy shores of Norman Beach or a family friendly site closer to the calm waters of Tidal River.

The Tidal River General Store stocks basic supermarket items, as well as a range of souvenirs and camping gear. It also offers takeaway food and drinks. Opening hours vary.

A free shuttle bus operates between Tidal River and Telegraph Saddle during the summer and Easter holidays and on weekends from November to April. Departure points include the Tidal River Visitor Centre carpark, the overnight hikers carpark (Tidal River) and Telegraph Saddle carpark. Telegraph Saddle carpark is closed to vehicle access when the shuttle bus is in operation.


  • No Pets
  • Shower
  • Short walks <1hr
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Barbecue
  • Picnic table
  • Day walks
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Bays, Lakes & Rivers

Location & Directions

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Tidal River 3960


Wilsons Promontory is a three-hour drive from Melbourne. Follow Monash Freeway (M1) to join South Gippsland Freeway (M420/A440) to Meeniyan. Take the Meeniyan‐ Promontory Road (C444) to the Wilsons Promontory entrance.

Tidal River is a further 30 minutes drive from the entrance. Please drive carefully and look out for wildlife. Avoid driving between dusk and dawn. There is no fuel at Tidal River with the closest fuel supplies are at Yanakie, Fish Creek and Foster.

Cancellation Policy

30 days or more prior notice to the booking arrival date - 50% of the applicable fees per night. Less than 30 days prior notice to the booking arrival date - 100% of the applicable fees per night. No transfers.

Wilsons Promontory National Park booking and permit conditions
On behalf of the Management & Staff we would like to bring to your attention the following information designed to protect both the values of Wilsons Promontory National Park (WPNP) and the quality of your experience.
Important: Please bring your Booking Permit with you and present it upon arrival. If arriving out of office hours please check-in at the Visitor Centre the next morning.

Booking Contract: A contract is formed between Wilsons Promontory National Park (Parks Victoria) and the person making the booking and/or those they are making the booking on behalf of.
The booking and permit is only accepted by Wilsons Promontory National Park and remains valid on the basis that you and/or those you have booked on behalf of accept the conditions listed below.
Permit Conditions
•You shall observe and comply with the National Parks Act 1975 and the National Parks (Park) Regulations 2013.
•Noise must be kept to a reasonable level at all times particularly after 11.00pm.
•You shall not do anything that is or may be dangerous annoying or offensive or that may interfere with other people.
•You are required to maintain your campsite in a neat tidy and rubbish-free condition.
•The possession of alcohol is prohibited between the hours of 10.00pm and 6.00am except within built accommodation and on numbered campsites.
•You shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that everyone using the premises or campsite for which you are the permit holder complies with these conditions during the period of this permit.
•Failure to comply with the above conditions may result in the non-refundable cancellation of your permit and subsequent eviction