Mount Oberon Summit Hike, Wilsons Promontory
Mt Oberon, in Wilsons Promontory National park is one of the most popular hikes to do in the area. Start early for the most spectacular sunrise at the summit!
Mount Oberon Summit Hike Wilsons Prom
If you are heading to Wilson Prom, no doubt you will be looking for some bushwalking. The area is well known for walks and hikes and there are some great options for all ages.
Standing at 558 metres high, Mount Oberon is a challenging hike with the rewarding panoramic views over Wilsons Prom.
Start at the Telegraph Saddle Carpark and follow the vehicle track up to Mount Oberon.
The track is gravel and most of it is fairly flat which makes for easy walking on an incline as it weaves up the mountain. Unlike Mount Bishop which is narrow and more rugged.
Walk through the rainforests with different fauna and flora, you may even get lucky to see some wildlife on the track depending on the time of day.
There are a few wooden seats for rest stops as you walk up if you need.
Leading up to the summit there are some steep steps which is the most challenging part. Once you pass these a 360 degree panoramic view awaits you.
Looking over Little Oberon Bay, Norman Bay, Picnic Bay and Whiskey Bay you also have views of the Tidal River Campground.
You will need moderate fitness levels to reach the summit. We have done this hike a couple of times in a group, and on the last trip we brought our two kids aged 8 and 10 who had no problems and minimal complaints.
If you plan on taking the kids see our post Tips for hiking with kids.
Our best tip would be to leave early morning to reach the summit to see the sunrise, absolutely spectacular! Bring a torch for the start as you may need it. As you walk, look up and you will see the light peeping through the gaps of the trees.
Other times of the day are fine too, although in the afternoon you will have the sun shining in your photos in the background.
Be prepared, bring lots of water on warm days and snacks too. The top of Mount Oberon can be quite windy and cool in the winter months but also in the warmer months too. It can also get slippery in wet weather, and the cliffs are unprotected so take care.
Mount Oberon Summit Hike
Wilsons Promontory Rd, Wilsons Promontory VIC 3960
Distance: 7.8kms (Approx. 2hrs return)
Elevation: 375m (From the carpark)
Track: Mostly gravel, steady incline, steep steps on the last part leading up to the summit.
Things to do Wilsons Promontory
There is so much to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park including plenty of walks and hikes. Take a look at these posts