Refuge Cove

Refuge Cove, Australia

Refuge Cove

I have had the pleasure to stop here for 2 nights on a trip from Melbourne up to Sydney. It is a well-protected cove and you can go hiking up the bushland. Note there is no phone reception here unless you climb up the mountain towards the Southern end (takes about 30min climb).

Refuge Cove is located in Wilsons Promontory National Park, affectionately known as ‘The Prom’, which is the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland and is managed by Parks Victoria. Surrounded by sea on three sides it is renowned for its rugged granite mountains, lush rainforests, pristine beaches and abundant wildlife, including kangaroos, emus and wombats.

Wilsons Promontory has diverse vegetation communities including warm temperate and cool temperate rainforest, tall open forests, woodlands, heathlands, and swamp and coastal communities. The coastal dunes are a near-perfect example of coastal succession ranging from bare dunes to protected woodlands.

An abundance of wildlife calls Refuge Cove its home, with waters in the region that supports dolphins, sharks, seals and migrating whales as well as a rich diversity of birdlife, including albatross, shearwater, fairy prions, little penguins and white-bellied sea eagles.

We also visited the boaties campground and looked at the names of the various boats that have anchored in the cove before us.