Refuge Cove Cruises is an exciting new ecotourism cruise for Wilsons Promontory in Gippsland, providing a boost to local Gippsland tourism. Passengers on board the custom designed 42 passenger catamaran, will enjoy a full day tour including lunch.

The boat departs daily from Port Welshpool, which is only two and half hours drive from Melbourne CBD. Leave your footprints on the pristine beach at Refuge Cove and marvel at the sites this area is famous for, such as Waterloo Bay, Wilsons Prom lighthouse, Skull Rock and Kanowna seal colony.

Learn about the area's rich history and admire wildlife with regular sightings of dolphins, seals and whales.


Wilsons Promontory National Park, affectionately known as ‘The Prom’, is the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland and 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 Prom also has an extensive network of marine protected areas and is a rare example of adjoining marine and land parks providing protected landscapes from the top of the mountains to the bottom of the sea. These marine parks protect sponge gardens, rocky reefs, kelp forests, seagrass beds and seal colonies.

Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse built from local granite in 1859 to improve maritime safety, is a highlight on this Prom Coast.