Starting at the Darby River Carpark on Wilsons Promontory Road, this walk leads to Tongue Point and back via the Tongue Point Track. This walk climbs gently through wind swept coastal vegetation before following the headland towards Tongue Point. This track allows you to fully enjoy the stunning coastal area, with beautiful views of the glistening sea and the surrounding landscape. A short side track with some steps leads down to the delightful and secluded Fairy Cove, where you can enjoy the calm waves washing ashore. The walk starts off with a pretty steep climb, but once it’s done the track gets much easier. After that point, the track is on gentle undulations with green mesh boardwalks. Keep an eye out for snakes, which are quite common in this area. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Fish Creek - Foster Road, C445 then drive for 290 m
Turn right onto Power Street and drive for another 560 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Fish Creek - Foster Road, C445 and drive for another 1.7 km
Continue onto Foster - Promontory Road, C446 and drive for another 46.1 km
Turn sharp right onto Darby Beach Track and drive for another 90 m
Keep left and drive for another 45 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Directions & comments
There is a car park (about 30 m back from the start).
After another 35 m turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Optional side trip to Fairy Cove To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 2.6 km continue straight.
After another 105 m continue straight, to head along Tongue Point Track.
Continue another 1.3 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.9 km to get back to the start.
Optional side trip to Fairy Cove
Directions & comments
After another 245 m head up the steps
After another 7 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 250 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Tongue Point Track
2 h 45 min to 4 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)