Miller's Landing walk, Wilson's Promontory

Five Mile car park, Five Mile Road, Wilson's Promontory

Miller's Landing walk, Wilson's Promontory

Five Mile car park, Five Mile Road, Wilson's Promontory

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1 h 20 m
4.43 km
Intermediate

Beginning near the entry to the National Park, this is a lovely walk through banksia woodland and turning around at mangrove mudflats overlooking Corner Inlet.

Miller's Landing walk, Wilson's Promontory

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Summary

Beginning near the entry to the National Park, this is a lovely walk through banksia woodland and turning around at mangrove mudflats overlooking Corner Inlet.

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This great little 4km return walk shows a very different side of Wilson's Promontory to those mostly familiar with the area around Tidal River.

Inside the Wilderness precinct of the National Park it provides an opportunity to enjoy landscapes little impacted by European settlement.

If you wish to walk along the beach at the end then you must do this walk at low tide (though even then you are somewhat limited in how far you can range by the mangroves).

The Landing protects the southernmost stand of mangroves in the world and the inlet is a safe haven for migratory birds.

Start at Five Mile car park (not far in past the entry gate to the National Park) and you will see a sign directing you left to the start of the Miller's Landing walk.

The walk passes through open banksia and stringybark woodland for about 2km before descending down to the landing and mangroves.

Along the trail there is evidence of recent controlled burns and the resulting regeneration of banksia and grasstrees. The forested parts of the walk are great for spotting nectar-feeding birds - particularly in spring and summer.

No dogs or bicycles are allowed on this walk, which is located in the Wilson's Promontory National Park.

While this is an easy walk, the gravel and sand trail does get steep in parts as it heads down toward the inlet and would be slippery in wet conditions.

NOTE: No facilities (toilets or drinking water) are available.

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Points of Interest

1. Picnic and park rules

No dogs in the National Park, but you will find a place to eat and rest here. More information at link.

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2. Track start

You'll see a management gate and then this walk (Miller's Landing Track) to the left with good signage for direction.

3. Bracken and banksia

This lovely walk presents a very different landscape to the Tea Tree / Boobialla more familiar around the Tidal and Derby river areas. Much of Wilson's Promontory was once Banksia woodland.

4. Renewal

You will see many grass trees springing to life with occasional assistance from controlled ecological burns conducted by park staff.

5. Stay left

Stay left at this fork as the right track is the Miller's Landing Link Track (although you could use this as an alternative back to the car park - just turn right when you get to Five Mile Road).

6. Seat

Just prior to the descent down to the Landing, there is a spot to rest and take in the view of the Inlet. Not much shade yet though!

7. Descent

The gravel and sand path heads down toward the sea. Footing can be loose so take care.

8. Mangroves

Once down at the landing you can get a good, close view of the mangroves. Try and stick to the sand and yes - best to go at low tide!

9. Beach and succulent

You might be lucky to find a spot to sit and bird spot but try not to damage the coastal vegetation! This is one of Victoria's largest areas of undisturbed coastal landscape.

10. Outlook

The landing / Inlet has a stark sort of beauty at low tide.

11. Back the way you came

Time to head back through the woodland to Five Mile.

12. Car Park

And you're home and hosed.


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