Wilsons Promontory National Park: Tidal River
Mt. Latrobe and Tidal River at sunset, taken from the Loo-Ern Track © Bruce Paton
At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, Wilsons Promontory National Park offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines.
The Tidal River track follows the meandering south bank of Tidal River and allows people of all abilities and ages to sample the rich diversity of environments found in the area, such as estuarine wetland, lowland forest and rocky shore ecosystems. You will be able to spot a variety of birds, plants and possibly even a whale in the distance.
Start your walk on the Loo-Errn track from the picnic area in the carpark opposite the Visitor Centre. Alternatively, begin at First Ramp on the west end of 6th Avenue. The 2-3km trail takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, though you might well spend much longer if you get caught up in ClimateWatching!
Why get involved?
How to get involved?
Parks Victoria and Earthwatch Australia are partnering to help gather important knowledge about the effects of climate change. The partnership will bring park visitors, nature enthusiasts, students, contractors, park staff and the general public together with climate change scientists through Earthwatch’s national phenology program ClimateWatch.
Our parks and reserves system protects many important environments but sit in a broader landscape that is changing. They play a crucial role in protecting biodiversity, providing clean air and water, regulating climate, maintaining healthy waterways, preventing soil erosion, maintaining genetic resources, providing habitat for native species and pollination.
Parks Victoria is responsible for managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares, or about 17 per cent, of Victoria. This area includes national parks, urban parks, large wilderness areas and 70 per cent of Victoria’s coastline. Parks Victoria also manages a representative system of marine national parks and marine sanctuaries. They are the local port manager for Port Phillip Bay, Western Port and Port Campbell and the waterway manager for the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers.