The Eastern Circuit Hike is a beautiful multi-day stomp on Wilson’s Prom. Camp at secluded beaches, wander among the hills and descend into rainforest without even venturing that far from Melbourne.
- Sealers Cove at nighttime
- Little Waterloo Bay Beach
- Beautiful rainforest and seaside lookouts
The Wilson’s Promontory Eastern Circuit Hike
A friend and I ventured down to Wilsons Promontory National Park (The Prom) on a Friday afternoon. It’s roughly a 3-hour drive south-east from Melbourne. We did the Eastern Circuit Hike, which starts at the Telegraph Saddle carpark and travels 10km over gorgeous hills and down through the lush rainforest to Sealers Cove.
We spent the first night there and were treated to a gorgeous clear night of stars and clear weather. The next day we hiked from Sealers Cove towards Little Waterloo Bay (13.4km), this was a tough day of hiking and we were very happy to be greeted by a gloriously sunny, warm afternoon at the bay, which we spent relaxing on the white sandy beach.
Little Waterloo Bay has to have one of the nicest beaches in Victoria, and on a nice warm day, it is very hard to beat. I spent the afternoon swimming and then photographing the beautiful sunset show that was put on for us. On Sunday morning we awoke in Little Waterloo Bay and made our way back to Telegraph Saddle to complete the Eastern Circuit Hike, 35.5km in total – a solid couple of days worth of hiking in the beautiful Wilsons Promontory National Park.
How To Get There
200km south-east of Melbourne, click here for directions
- Relaxing on the beach
Beginner – the hike is not too strenuous as long as you allow enough time to get between locations and take it slow. The track is very well marked and you won’t get lost.
Distance Covered / Elevation
The Eastern Circuit Hike is 35.5km in total with 600m of elevation.