For many Victorians, the walk to Sealers Cove is their introduction to bushwalking. It is an easy 10km walk each way.
The track leaves Mt Oberon Car Park near Tidal River and after a gentle climb of about three kilometres reaches Windy Saddle where you can see views of both the west and east coasts of the Prom. From here, the track descends for about four kilometres through rainforest and ferny glades, crossing a couple of shady & refreshing streams, until it reaches a flat area of swampland that stretches for another two kilometres or so to the beach at Sealers Cove.
In the 1970’s this last part of the track was a knee deep bog and the crossing at Sealers Creek to get to the beach was on a log bridge with a wire to hold on to for support. Now, a boardwalk has been built and a proper bridge constructed to get to the beach.
The campsite is at the Southern end of the beach and is reached after walking about one kilometre along the beach and then wading across the mouth of Sealers Creek. The creek here can be waist deep at high tide but only ankle deep when the tide is out. The camp can accommodate about sixty people in the clearings at the edge of the forest and between the boulders.
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Does anyone know if this campsite gets full in peak summer?
What happens if it is at capacity and you make your way there?
The Sealets Cove camping area is very popular and will certainly be full in high summer. Numbers are limited to, I think, 60 people per night and are controlled through a permit system.
You cannot camp there without previously buying an overnight camping permit from the National Parks HQ at Tidal River, or online. A ranger checks for permits at Sealers Cove.