Tidal River to Pillar Point

1 h 45 min to 2 h 45 min

5.5 km

↑ 235 m
↓ -235 m

Moderate track
Starting near the Visitor Centre Car park on Ring Road, in Tidal River, this walk leads to the Pillar Point Lookout and back via the Loo-Errn Track. The views from the lookout are jaw-dropping, opening up over the bays and Mount Oberon. The winds can be quite harsh towards the end, leading up to Pillar Point. This is a popular track, and it can get busy on weekends. Bear in mind that dogs are not allowed in Wilsons Promontory National Park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-39.0299169,146.3223121)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Gippsland Highway, A440
  • Turn on to Fish Creek - Foster Road, C445 then drive for 290 m
  • Turn right onto Power Street and drive for another 560 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Fish Creek - Foster Road, C445 and drive for another 1.7 km
  • Continue onto Foster - Promontory Road, C446 and drive for another 57.3 km
  • Keep right onto Main Road and drive for another 390 m
  • Turn right onto Loop Road and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 75 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 15 m turn left, to head along Loo Errn Track.
There is a car park (about 30 m back from the start).
After another 740 m veer right.
After another 140 m continue straight.
Then cross the bridge (about 60 m long)
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Tidal River - Lilly Pilly Gully Track & Tidal Overlook Circuit) veer left, to head along Tidal Overlook Circuit.
After another 300 m come to the "Whale Rock" (6 m on your left).
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Tidal Overlook Track & Tidal Overlook Circuit) continue straight, to head along Tidal Overlook Circuit.
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Squeaky Beach Walk & Tidal Overlook Circuit) turn left, to head along Pillar Point Walk.
After another 25 m come to the viewpoint (25 m on your right).
Continue another 670 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.7 km to get back to the start.
About 15 m past the end is "Pillar Point".
About 15 m past the end is "Pillar Point".
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Tidal River to Pillar Point

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5.5 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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