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Walking Tour Wilson Promontory
5 days walking tour Explore Wilson's Promontory

Gippsland, Victoria


Walking Tour in Wilsons Promontory National Park, George Bass Coastal Walk, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park & Waratah Bay


Join us to explore one of Australia's most outstanding National Parks, Wilson's Promontory.

"The Prom", so called by its many admirers, is the most southerly point of mainland Australia. The park encompasses magnificent coastal and mountain scenery.

Over 700 species of native plants exist, providing a perfect habitat for the prolific wildlife. Kangaroos, koalas and wombats are just a few of the many native inhabitants. Emus, rosellas, kookaburras and cockatoos can be seen almost everywhere.

The only way to really experience the Prom is on foot. Our walk highlights some of the park's most beautiful areas. We pass through a variety of vegetation from bush to luxuriant, moist fern gullies. These harbour magnificent white sandy beaches washed by spectacular rolling surf.

day 1 We stop shortly after the turnoff to Phillip Island and discover the newly established George Bass Coastal Walk near Kilkunda.
day 2 We spend the day at Wilson's Prom NP where we walk to Pillar Point, Squeaky Beach, Picnic Beach and Lilly Pilly Gully.
day 3 We discover the secluded Cape Liptrap Coastal Park close to where we are staying.
day 4 We venture back into The Prom and walk out to spectacular Tongue Point and we have the opportunity to see one of the most beautiful beaches at the The Prom, beautiful Fairy Cove
day 5 On our final day we have a leisurely start before driving to Waratah Hills Winery for our final celebratory lunch


Our Hotels and Cuisine


The countryside surrounding Wilson's promontory is home to rich farmlands which produce Australia's best dairy products, fine meats, poultry and crisp vegetables. The area is also noted for several excellent vineyards and a boutique brewery.

Our fabulous beach front accommodation has spectacular ocean views across Waratah Bay to Wilson's Promontory and Bass Strait. It is a mecca for wildlife - there are a few resident koalas plus wombats and an array of birdlife.

We have direct access to the beach just 5 minutes away so each evening, energy permitting you have an opportunity for a refreshing swim.

Enjoy an aperitif on the terrace before dinner as we relax watching the sun set over this magnificent countryside. Later we meet in the dining room for a delicious dinner.

Bear Gully Coastal Cottages   Bear Gully Coastal Cottages » Walkerville
Secluded cottages set on a hill that's adjacent to the ocean and close to Waratah Bay and Cape Liptrap Lighthouse.


Walking Tour Combination

Departure dates have been arranged to allow both the "Explore Wilson’s Promontory" and "The Grampians & Great Ocean Coastal Trail" walks to be combined.

Tour departure dates


2022 tour price
  Tour   Explore Wilson's Promontory [5 days]
  Begins   27 November 2022 | Melbourne, Australia   Walking Tour Australia
  Ends   01 December 2022 | Melbourne, Australia   Walking Tour Australia
  Price   AUD $2,465




2023 tour price
  Tour   Explore Wilson's Promontory [5 days]
  Begins   01 April 2023 | Melbourne, Australia   Walking Tour Australia
  Ends   05 April 2023 | Melbourne, Australia   Walking Tour Australia
  Price   AUD $2,625




2023 tour price
  Tour   Explore Wilson's Promontory [5 days]
  Begins   25 November 2023 | Melbourne, Australia   Walking Tour Australia
  Ends   29 November 2023 | Melbourne, Australia   Walking Tour Australia
  Price   AUD $2,625




Feedback from previous guests
Guided Walking Holidays I first walked with Graeme and Gabriela back in 1988 along the Great Ocean Road! So 34 years later I finally got to go an another adventure and it was still as good as I remembered from 34 years ago - Graeme is very friendly, welcoming, a good conversationalist and knowledgable. He designed the walks at the Prom to be fairly leisurely, taking in a variety of landscapes and managed varying weather conditions. We very much enjoyed the whole experience - our dinners were of very high quality, breakfasts prepared by Graeme were very filling and healthy and the company of the group was good fun. The Prom is a very special place and staying at Bear Gully was a treat - with lovely views toward the Prom over the water, cabins set in a quiet and private landscape with a resident koala visiting us from time to time. Thanks Graeme - hopefully next time Gabriela will be with us as well."
Christine from Kew VIC, Australia [2022]
Guided Walking Holidays My first 'walkabout' experience and first impressions were good. Most of the group were already known to me and the remaining four walkers were exceptionally pleasant. Graeme's easy social style made for a relaxed ambiance within the group and enabled us to mix and mingle freely. Accommodation was comfortable and clean. Food was plentiful and delicious, prepared by two delightful locals. Wilson's Prom. offers spectacular scenery, and a huge variety of walks and destinations. What we covered in our planned walks was a mere fraction of what is out there, nevertheless it didn't fail to impress. Graeme's overall knowledge of the areas walked was also pretty impressive! As an inexperienced walker I have to admit to some of the walks being a little beyond me... particularly the decent part, where my lack of sure-footedness came into play. I was very appreciative of Graeme's suggestion that on the final walk I use walking poles... they made a huge difference to my confidence. Thanks Graeme. So, now home with lots of photos and memories and wondering what/where next! Thank you Walkabout."
Carolyn from Canberra ACT, Australia [2022]
Guided Walking Holidays Three weeks ago nine women friends and myself joined Graeme for a wonderful walking tour of Wilson's Promontory. It is the most beautiful national park with stunning coastal views and awesome rock formations. Accomodation was excellent and we were thoroughly spoilt by Trish and Lyn in gourmet food style. Above all it was Graeme, Trish and Lyn that were so friendly and fun that made our experience memorable."
Priscilla from Waverton NSW, Australia [2021]
Guided Walking Holidays Lovely relaxed exploration of some hidden gems on Victoria's eastern coast. Well paced, great company and terrific night time settings and dinners. Perfect for those who need a break but don't want the headache of organising it!"
Andrew from Melbourne VIC, Australia [2021]
Guided Walking HolidaysWe had a 5 day exclusive family tour of Wilson's Promontory with Graeme as our guide. Even though some of us had never met Graeme, he fit right in as an extended member of the family. He was exceptionally kind, thoughtful, patient and generous of his time spent with us along with having great knowledge of the area visited. I really enjoyed his company and conversation. I would highly recommend Graeme as a tour guide!"
Claude from Sydney NSW, Australia [2021]
Guided Walking HolidaysWe had an incredible time in the Prom. Huge thanks to Graeme. Many of us hadn't been there before and it was an absolute treat to be guided by him in his own backyard. He knew exactly the right walks to take us on to see the best of the prom and to avoid the summer crowds. We started each day with a delicious breakfast prepared by Graeme and ended it with a lovely three course meal in the lovely Bear Gully Cottages. A very special week away with the family."
Kate from Melbourne VIC, Australia [2021]
Guided Walking HolidaysWe are all feeling invigorated and exhilarated after our Prom & environs walk with Graeme. It was our 3rd attempt and miraculously we were all able to go along and the weather was perfect for walking, apart from day one, when the heat soared to about 36 degrees. At the busiest time of the year for this area, Graeme's planned walks kept us far from the madding crowds and showed us beautiful areas that we had never seen before. He prepared delicious healthy fruit based breakfasts daily, which kept us going for hours and then at dinner, Juneen gave us a variety of scrumptious feasts. Drinks and canapés in the lovely garden overlooking the Prom spoilt us each evening. Everyone enjoyed the wine tasting and lovely lunch at the winery and the rolling clouds and rain emphasised how fortunate we'd been on our walking days."
June from Gembrook VIC, Australia [2021]
Guided Walking HolidaysMy extended family had the most lovely five days in and around Wilson's Prom. Every day we ventured into different vegetation - one day a walk along the beach to South Walkerville, another in an ancient ferned wonderland filled with lillipillis, and another walking along paths lining the cliffs of The Prom with the most extraordinary ocean and coastal views. What a landscape. Graeme coordinated the trip to suit our various needs perfectly. Each night we had beautiful, locally sourced food, cooked by Juneen. Our accommodation, Bear Gully Cottages, was stunning, affording a spectacular view over the Prom. with a lovely seated area overlooking that view where, each evening, we toasted the day. I would recommend this trip to anyone. The walks are not difficult, and it is an extremely relaxing, decadent way to spend a week. Thanks so much to Graeme for a special time."
Bryony from Melbourne VIC, Australia [2021]
Guided Walking HolidaysJust loved the Wilsons Promontory walk. It is the second time I have done the walk. The last time was 11 years ago. Glorious accommodation with beautiful views over the coastline. Absolutely fantastic dinners at night cooked with such care and expertise by Lyn and Trish. The beautiful Wilsons Promontory is a special place to walk in, both when it rains or when the sun is shining. I felt truly lucky to have been able to go on the walk again and it reinvigorated my soul. Great company and so well looked after, as always by Graeme."
Sandy from Melbourne VIC, Australia [2020]
Guided Walking HolidaysA wonderful few days exploring Wilsons Prom. It's not my first visit but on returning a second time it is still spectacular made more so by Graeme's well-planned itineraries. The fabulous views were breath taking and the weather was perfect for our walks. Our accommodation was extremely comfortable, predinner drinks and canapes overlooking the beach followed by a delicious dinner every night. Thank you Graeme for a memorable 5 days."
Itka from Melbourne VIC, Australia [2019]
Guided Walking HolidaysA wonderful and carefully planned tour through magnificent scenery with fabulous view. The weather was perfect for walking, not too hot and without the rain depressingly predicted by the BOM! The delightful cottage accommodation was 'home' after a day walking, and to freshen up, then enjoy drinks with a view of the beach, before sitting down to a delicious dinner was such a pleasure. A bonus was the koala family in the trees, though if disturbed, he became quite vociferous! Thank you, Graeme, for looking after us so well and sharing your knowledge of this very beautiful part of Australia."
Denise from Sydney NSW, Australia [2018]
Guided Walking HolidaysBeautiful cottages with koalas in the trees, wombats wobbling past and kookaburras stealing the delicious predinner cheese and canapés while sipping champagne overlooking the beach. Healthy, delicious food, well thought out walks, travel times, exceptional scenery. Graeme is an excellent guide, I have already recommended the walk to friends and family."
Trish from Canberra, ACT, Australia [2018]
Guided Walking HolidaysI had been to Wilsons Promontory once before but seeing it from different vantage points made the world of difference. This was Graeme's back yard growing up so his intimate knowledge of the region means he can share the secrets and stories most people miss. We were blessed with perfect weather and so the colour of the water was magical. Where else in the world can you walk along such pristine beaches and mountain tracks and barely meet another human being? The accommodation and food just has to be experienced so I won't even begin. A very special tour."
Glenda from Brisbane, QLD, Australia [2018]
Guided Walking HolidaysA wonderful introduction to the Prom and associated region. Graeme's knowledge and passion for this area was evident throughout and it made our experience highly memorable. A wonderful adventure made all the more so by Graeme's attention to detail with a laid-back approach that made us all feel like a member of a family. Fantastic!"
Michael from Brisbane, QLD, Australia [2017]
Guided Walking HolidaysA wonderful few days walking along the coast on Wilsons Prom. Great Accommodation, wonderful sightings of wildlife including a koala looping across open lawns in front of our cottage, an emu that was not fased by the van coming up beside it and birds that were identified by those who knew. All meals were impressive and how delightful it was to have in house dining at night after our ramblings. Thanks to Graeme for his constant vigilance for some who were not as fit as others.
Margaret, Brisbane, QLD, Australia [2016]
Guided Walking HolidaysWilsons Prom is a magical place. The coastline is beautiful and the wildlife was wonderful to see. Graeme was a great guide with local knowledge. The group were fantastic and our stay in Walkerville peaceful. The holiday was great for the soul.
Sandra, Castlemaine, VIC, Australia [2016]
Guided Walking HolidaysThe Prom is undoubtedly one of the best places for bush walking in Australia. The walking tracks we explored ranged from smooth easy strolls to steady climbs and descents, but breathtaking scenery is all around you. Bass Strait was in a benign mood and we experienced beautiful sunny days, blue skies, calm seas and crystal clear water around the granite coastline, framed by rugged headlands, with massive boulders strewn in between. Squeaky Beach is pristine and many of the nearby beaches and coves are largely uninhabited. We encountered squally rain on our walk from Darby Saddle to Sparkes and Lookout Rocks but the temperature was mild and the windblown mist added another dimension to the overall experience. A great place to wind down and immerse yourself in nature and good company. Highly recommended.
Terry, Sydney, NSW, Australia [2013]
Guided Walking HolidaysThanks for a fabulous and well-managed tour of Wilson's Prom and surrounds, Graeme. Spectacular views, varied walks, refreshing swims on hot days, good company and plenty of laughter. The Nordic and Swiss tours look pretty special - definitely earmarked for future consideration!
Ruth, Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia [2013]

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