Mt Oberon Summit Walk
Mt Oberon Summit Walk
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The Mt Oberon Summit Walk takes you on a steady uphill climb to the viewing platform at the summit of Mount Oberon. See dramatic and beautiful meeting of land and sea at the southernmost point of Australia's mainland.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Mars
    Melbourne, Australia108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walk
    A great walk with some awesome views at the end. I came after some rain so it was a but muddy but otherwise the view at the end was worth the little slips. I had the top to myself for a little while too which I appreciated! Got to sit on some rocks and take it all in!
    Visited July 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written June 23, 2023
  • catkid3
    Victoria, Australia148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    View is worth the walk
    While the majority of the walk is quite flat on a gravel surface, it is a constant steep incline that may be challenging for those with low stamina (like me). There are three benches spread out across the walk which my knees were very grateful for; once you reach the third bench you're on the home stretch to the summit. The final 100-150m is difficult in that you need to climb uneven, rocky stairs and scramble through/over some rocks. Fit walkers could probably reach the summit in an hour, though it took me 1 hour 20 minutes to ascend, and 40 minutes to descend at a steady pace. The road to the car park is windy, but sealed with only a couple of potholes. Plenty of carparking is available, as well as a drop toilet with no soap or water.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 3, 2023
  • Andrea n
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The stunning view is worth the climb!
    The climb is not too bad and took us 45 minutes. Our fitness level is standard to moderate. The last 10 minutes is a steep ascent on wooden steps and steep rocks. In my view it’s the hardest part of the climb but the pain is worth the stunning views! Pace yourself, take breaks for water and get your breath and the climb will be fine. We did it in February on a 22 degree day.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 13, 2024
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LindsayMann
Melbourne, Australia1,799 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The walk up to the summit is not terribly interesting nor demanding other than the last 100 metres. One could easily drive a 4WD vehicle to the top if premitted. But the views from the top are special. We went late afternoon - I think it would probably have been better to go earlier as we were looking into the sun when taking photos of Tidal River.
Written March 19, 2020
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Riley
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Challenging walk that is worth the view from the top! It took us 40 minutes to reach the summit, however we wanted to see how quickly we could get to the top and did not stop for breaks. It would take longer if walking with people who find heights/walking up hill challenging, and I think it would be a difficult walk for young kids. Try to go on a day where there is no wind - when we went it was incredibly windy at the top of the summit and although still a great view, the wind was frustrating.
Written November 16, 2020
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Audrey S
Melbourne, Australia284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Free entry into the National Park. 30 min drive to the Visitors car park. There is a time table for the free shuttle bus that leaves every half hour. It takes just a few minutes to reach the base. There are a toilets located here. Use them if you need to as there are no other amenities from this point on :)

I would describe the 3.4 km walk as moderate difficulty on the way up. It took us appropriately 45 minutes. Constant incline with flights of wooden stairs and small rocks to reach the summit at the very top. I wouldn’t suggest doing this in very hot weather even though there is a fair amount of shade.

We weren’t able to see a view at the summit as it was surrounded in cloud despite it being very sunny at the base. I imagine the views would be breathtaking otherwise.

The descent was quite easy, you can briskly walk or even run. It took us approximately 20 minutes (we ran).

There are grassed areas back at the Visitors Centre, along with picnic tables and a bbq area. There is a general store also where you can purchase hot and cold food.

Prepare for any type of weather, we had 27 Degrees before we reached the park, 20 degrees at the visitors centre with sun, then overcast and rain. Once leaving the park it was warm and sunny again.

We really enjoyed it and would recommend.
Written January 26, 2020
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livkcampbell
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Have done this walk several times and the view on a clear day is 100% worth the effort. However during the school holidays and weekends Nov-April the carpark is closed and you have to park at Tidal River and get the shuttle bus.
If you have small children in car seats you can still get the shuttle bus as seatbelts are not required on public transport but if you’re uncomfortable with this they will still not allow you to park in the carpark until after 6pm when the shuttle service ends.
Written January 2, 2022
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Anne R
Melbourne, Australia61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The walk is moderate to easy, though quite long for a princess like me. However I had a full pack of camera gear and I found it ok - and worth it for the great view at the end. The breeze and temperature can change so wear clothing layers. Take snacks and water and wear good walking shoes and a hat. I shuddered when I saw a couple of people wearing thongs - and I mean the shoe type of thong ...
Written January 8, 2020
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Andrea n
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The climb is not too bad and took us 45 minutes. Our fitness level is standard to moderate. The last 10 minutes is a steep ascent on wooden steps and steep rocks. In my view it’s the hardest part of the climb but the pain is worth the stunning views! Pace yourself, take breaks for water and get your breath and the climb will be fine. We did it in February on a 22 degree day.
Written February 14, 2024
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catkid3
Victoria, Australia148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
While the majority of the walk is quite flat on a gravel surface, it is a constant steep incline that may be challenging for those with low stamina (like me). There are three benches spread out across the walk which my knees were very grateful for; once you reach the third bench you're on the home stretch to the summit. The final 100-150m is difficult in that you need to climb uneven, rocky stairs and scramble through/over some rocks. Fit walkers could probably reach the summit in an hour, though it took me 1 hour 20 minutes to ascend, and 40 minutes to descend at a steady pace. The road to the car park is windy, but sealed with only a couple of potholes. Plenty of carparking is available, as well as a drop toilet with no soap or water.
Written October 3, 2023
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Mars
Melbourne, Australia108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
A great walk with some awesome views at the end. I came after some rain so it was a but muddy but otherwise the view at the end was worth the little slips. I had the top to myself for a little while too which I appreciated! Got to sit on some rocks and take it all in!
Written June 23, 2023
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Pauline S
Melbourne, Australia467 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is an easy walk on a well made very wide track. The last bit sees you climbing stairs and ladders, to get to the summit.
Sadly, we got a fabulous view for about 10 seconds when the cloud blew in and obscured the view! It was worth it for the 10 seconds, but maybe pick a good weather day!!
Written February 29, 2020
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Echohz
Melbourne, Australia145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
We took a free shuttle bus from tidal river camping ground to telegraph saddle , where the walk starts. The steadly inclined track was wide and covered with gravel. Most of the walk was shady with tall trees. One way trip was 3.4 km, 1 hour. There were no much to see on the way, Our 8 and 6 yo kids, asked for water/food stop every km. They made it to the big rock at the top, but failed to summit, as they were exhausted also a little scared to climb the steep steps.if you got kids it will take a lot longer, took us 3 hours for the returned trip. We will definitely return and summit another time!
Written February 11, 2019
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