Sat, 17 Sept|
HEDONISTIC LIGHTHOUSE HIKE- CXLD 😥
Sadly, due to a number of contributing factors, this hike has been postponed. Check out our other upcoming hikes...👣
Time & Location
17 Sept 2022, 9:00 am AEST – 18 Sept 2022, 3:00 pm AEST
Wilsons Promontory, Wilsons Promontory VIC 3960, Australia
About the Event
Distance: 40km over 2 days. Approx 19.1km from Telegraph Saddle to the Lighthouse
Time: 6+ hours each way with breaks
Track: Gravel track, narrow tracks, and undulating hills
Fitness: A good level of fitness is required for this hike
A bespoke hedonistic hike tour that takes us to the historic Wilsons Promontory lighthouse. The southernmost settlement on the Australian Mainland is a remote, rugged beautiful locale, perched on a small peninsula jutting out into the wild seas of Bass Strait.
Built in 1859 from local granite, the Wilsons Promontory Light station is a perfect place to experience the Prom’s rugged and spectacular coastal environment while staying in the comfort of the historic cottages next to the light station.
Enjoy platters and wine, showcasing some of Gippsland’s finest produce, all the more enjoyable after a day’s journey through the Southern section of the Prom.
We begin our adventure from the Telegraph Saddle Carpark, climbing through eucalypt forest and sandy, coastal tea-tree scrub to reach the light station via the gravel track. With 2 guides on this hedonistic hike, we offer an optional detour to venture to the Southernmost tip via the roaring meg or push on towards the lighthouse to kick back and relax.
With a comfortable bed awaiting after your hike, this is a great opportunity to discover the wonderful wilderness of the Prom and indulge with local Gippsland wines, cheeses, and produce whilst watching the sunset over the wild bass strait.
All meals, snacks, wine, tea, and coffee for the weekend – dietary requirements met where possible
Cooking equipment required for weekend & water filtration devices for clean water on the trail
Guiding and managing your weekend experience, including mindfulness meditations and more
Accommodation at the lighthouse residence – bunk beds & shared rooms
Hiking poles and head torches are available for use
Full first aid kit carried
What you need to know:
Meeting at Tidal River Saturday 17th, 9:00am
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 being at Yanakie, Fish Creek, and Foster.
We can park in the overnight car parking, the bus will take us to the Telegraph Saddle carpark where we start our hike.
Depending on our start time on Sunday, we expect to be back to Tidal River/ Cars by 3 pm.
What to Bring:
Backpack - 50L plus ideal size (these can be hired $50 each)
Sleeping bag and pillow slip (pillows are provided)
Clothes for 2 days, layers are best & weather-appropriate
Hiking boots/ shoes. Runners with grip are ok
Water bottle 2L or Camelbak is best
Specific medications, i.e. Ventolin, epi pen. (Emergency ones are carried in our full first aid kit)
Strictly limited to 6 spots. Small group bookings for these cottages only.