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
  • Bays, Lakes & Rivers
  • Barbecue
  • Picnic table
  • Day walks
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Beaches and Coasts

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

• All camping equipment must be on your site within the numbered posts. Vehicle trailers and boats must be parked on your site and
should not damage vegetation or block road access (fire truck access is required).
• Please limit the number of vehicles you bring as car parking is limited.
• The minimum camp fee covers one vehicle per site. An additional vehicle subject to additional charge. Maximum of two vehicles per site.
Staff patrol campsites daily checking permits and the number of occupants and vehicles per site.
• Drainage trenches are generally not permitted. In the event that they are necessary to avoid damage to tents and property, it is important
that the dirt is piled neatly alongside the trench so that on departure the trench can be filled in and the site returned to its original
• If you are expecting family or friends to join you during your stay they will need to inform us on the arrival of your surname booking
number and site number. Visitors staying overnight on your site will need to pay additional car fees. The maximum number of people permitted per site (including
children of any age) is six.
• Camp site sullage must be collected by the site occupant and disposed of in the relevant sullage points within the campground. It must
not be fed directly onto the ground or into vegetation
•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 11.00 pm.
•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 10.00 pm and 6.00 am except within built accommodation and on numbered campsites.
•Failure to comply with conditions may result in the non-refundable cancellation/eviction