Earlier this year, we dropped by for the Australia Day long weekend after securing a campsite at Tidal River well in advance.
Tidal River Campground: follow Wilson's Promontory Rd to the Ring Rd The location of your campsite is based upon first come, first served basis despite the booking. We managed to claim a spot near the amenities block, so we wouldn't need to walk far at night.
If you're planning to visit Wilson's Prom, make sure to book early here. It cost us about $60 per night earlier this year.
Tidal River Openair Cinema: Tidal River Drive We discovered that there was an open air cinema running at Tidal River from Boxing Day and throughout January. At first we didn't pay much attention, but our friend pointed out The Dressmaker was playing and rated the movie quite highly.
So we got some last minute tickets, bought some snacks and enjoyed the movie. The area is covered by tarp and the seats are set up, so you don't have to bring anything.
I haven't heard if they will definitely be doing it again, so follow their Facebook page here for updates.
Mount Oberon Summit Walk: Telegraph Saddle Carpark
For our final hike, we decided to do one of the summit walks. The hike starts from the Telegraph Saddle carpark, which can be accessed by a shuttle bus that departs just outside the Visitor's Centre. All up, it is about two hours return.
It was rated moderate, but most of it was just a steep pathway that continuously went uphill.
Unfortunately, we didn't get a clear view at the top of the surrounding coast as we'd seen in pictures. We found out later that Tasmania had a great deal of bushfires, so the smoke must have travelled.
Misty views at the top (you can usually see the coast)
The Cinema has been running over Summer, Cup Weekend, Easter, Labour Day weekend for 52 years, and run by the same people. Had a very close connection with this Cinema for many years. My brother, also, is in charge of water quality, testing, water associated maintenance there.
If Tidal River booked out, or you don't like camping, in addition to Farm Cabin stays, Sandy Point offers many holiday homes, Unit accomodation. Beaches there are safe, pristine, extensive, and it's only 45 mins from Tidal River. It is a midway point to visit Walkerville, Waratah, Agnes Falls, beautiful Port Albert, Cape Liptrap Lighthouse, Wind Farms, Tarwin Lower, Venus Bay, Port Welshpool.....................................