The Little Drift is another of Wilsons Promontory’s ‘hidden’ secrets!

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Located only a few minutes past the entrance to the popular and impressive Wilsons Promontory National Park is a ‘hidden gem’ called The Little Drift. These sand dunes are very ‘desert-like’ and make you feel like you’re in another place or different country. Not to be confused with the popular Big Drift, this smaller sister is rarely on anyone’s radar, and perhaps it should be. We have previously visited Wilsons Prom and haven’t had time to get to the Little Drift, but this changed recently. Ky visited the Little Drift on a winter getaway to The Prom with family, finding a moment where the sun came out to enjoy the ‘wilderness’ environment.

Why should you visit the Little Drift?

While the Big Drift, situated a few minutes drive away, is also an impressive visit, the Little Drift offers something different.

  • Firstly, you are likely to have the place to yourself. The Big Drift is increasingly popular, and you will often encounter others on your hike down or on the dunes themselves, while the Little Drift is significantly less well known.
  • Secondly, the Little Drift is more sheltered than the exposed Big Drift, making it a good option when the winds are high.
  • Thirdly, less people means greater opportunities to see wildlife that haven’t been scared away by humans.
  • And finally, we love both, and recommend you checking Big and Little Drifts out if you have the time.

Where to find the Little Drift?

Enter the Wilsons Promontory National Park and travel around 3-5 minutes along the main road. Keep an eye out for a small sign located on the left hand side of the road with the words ‘Little Drift Track’. You can search ‘Little Drift’ on Google Maps which will help guide you to the correct location to start the track. You can not drive to the actual sand dunes, and need to walk to reach the location (see below).

How long is the Little Drift walk?

The Little Drift track takes around 15-20 minutes and is a flat and well established path. Keep an eye out for wildlife along this track. The final part of the track is a small but moderate incline up a sand dune to reach the ‘Little Drift’.

Be prepared..

  • The views are great!
  • The Little Drift has no facilities (e.g. bathrooms, bins etc).
  • You are unlikely to get reception.
  • It is often windy and exposed to the sun.
  • Wear appropriate shoes (not thongs).

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