Lilly Pilly Gully loop walk, Tidal River, Wilson's Promontory

Tidal River camp ground

Lilly Pilly Gully loop walk, Tidal River, Wilson's Promontory

Tidal River camp ground
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1 h 54 m
7.65 km
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This walk starts from the Tidal River campground and takes you inland to temperate rainforest. Alternatively drive to the Lilly Pilly car park for a shorter 5km version.

Lilly Pilly Gully loop walk, Tidal River, Wilson's Promontory

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The Lilly Pilly Gully circuit track is one of Wilson Promontory's most popular short walks with an accessible, gentle loop track that takes you inland into a temperate rainforest including a lush, serene boardboard section that is especially great for kids.

More experienced walkers might like to start from the Tidal River campground as we have here, which adds about 1km each way to the walk and will take you across the lovely bridge over the river.

Alternatively, you can start at the Lilly Pilly Gully track itself where there is a car park and drop toilets available. You'll see the start of the circuit track and car park just by the main road in and out of the Tidal River camp ground.

Shorter again is the one-way Lilly Pilly Gully Nature Walk (read the signs before you start out). We've opted for the circuit version in this map.


Points of Interest

1. Tidal River foot bridge

Follow the Loo Errn track from the camp ground along the river's edge until you get to this lovely little bridge and cross over to the other side to begin the walk towards Lilly Pilly Gully.

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2. Map of Lilly Pilly Gully track

Here's a glimpse of the shorter version of this walk (and surrounding walks), which you can start from the car park at Lilly Pilly Gully.

3. Start of track

From the car park area find the beginning of the walking track (we've oped to do the circuit anti-clockwise). This is also the beginning of the shorter Lilly Pilly Gully Nature walk.

4. Popular, gentle track

The Lilly Pilly walking tracks are popular with family groups and are relatively accessible compared to many of Wilson Promontory's steeper, rockier walks.

5. Start boardwalk rainforest loop

At the half-way point of this walk, and the end of the Nature Walk, you'll come to the Boardwalk circuit. It is worth taking the time and effort here, with beautiful lush rainforest and birdlife.

6. Education in the rainforest

This boardwalk loop is great for kids with lots of fun facts along the way about local flora and fauna.

7. Fire and flood...

As you continue along the Lilly Pilly circuit walk and begin to head back towards the car park there's an opportunity to see the impact of fires and floods on the landscape including recent events.

8. Stringybark forest

How many species of tree can you identify and name? Of course there are plenty of Lilly Pillies!

9. View of Norman Bay

As you head back you might take the opportunity to find a good lookout over the wider Tidal River area.


Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
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