Fri 24 - Mon 27 Jun 2022
Posted by Chris K
on Tue, 14 Jun 2022
Leaders: Chris K
Meeting: Tue, 21 Jun 2022, 7:00 pm
We heading to Wilsons to do the Southeast circuit via the Lightstation, leaving early Friday Morning, and returning Monday afternoon.
Day 1 and 3 will be relatively easy walking days and we will have some spare time to do extra daywalking/relaxing/exploring/photography/cards/games/cooking/wave watching/astronomy, whereas day 2 is going to be a big one with 18.1km to cover with some uphill. We will have a bit of time to drop our packs and explore the lightstation before making our way to Roaring Meg where we can explore South Point.
The main route we will take is:
Night 1 – Friday 24th June: Little Waterloo Bay (LWB) via Telegraph Saddle (11.9km, 4.5 hours)
(A beachside campsite with pristine aqua blue water, granite boulders and phone reception on one of the rocks – not telling you which one though. Possible daywalk to North Waterloo Bay to see the baby elephant family and the hungry hippo!)
Night 2 - Saturday 25th June: Roaring Meg via Lightstation/South East Track (18.1km, 6 Hours, Hard)
(A coastline traverse from Waterloo Bay, some elevation gain, hilly, before heading inland to set up camp within the whistling winds of Roaring Meg campground. We will do South Point (1 hour each way without packs) depending on the timing. An opportunity to test your binoculars to see if you can see Tasmania!)
Night 3 – Sunday 26th June: Oberon Bay via Telegraph Track (9.7km, 3.5 hours)
(A west-facing coastline campsite with expansive views of Bass Straight and beyond, there will be opportunities to explore parts of the Little Oberon Bay secluded beach and estimate the wind speed).
Day 4 – Oberon Bay to Telegraph Saddle, 3 hours, 9.5km.
(We may do some lazy driving and check out some drive-to attractions on the way back such as Cape Liptrap Lighthouse. Open to suggestions.)
We plan to go to South Point as part of this trip (most southern point of Australian mainland) as a side trip on Sunday (or even Saturday evening depending on how we are feeling).
While the nights and camping spots are already set in stone due to some track closures in the national park, I am also open to suggestions on variations and additions to the trip plan.
*You must book in these 3 campsites on these dates immediately upon signing up and email me a screenshot of your booking to secure a place. Campsite fees are cheap at only $7.10 per night. Book via the following link: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/wilsons-promontory-national-park/where-to-stay/southern-overnight-hikes
-Click "Book Now" under Southern Overnight Hikes
Any questions please email me
Cheers to a great trip!
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