Affectionately known to Victorians as 'the Prom', Wilsons Promontory is the southernmost point of the Australian mainland. Its 130 kilometre coastline is framed by granite headlands, mountains, forests and fern gullies. Tidal River, located 30 kilometres inside the park boundary, is the focus for tourism and recreation. The park also contains the largest coastal wilderness area in Victoria.
Things to Do
- The drive from Yanakie to Tidal River is very beautiful and full of scenic views.
- Enjoy the beautiful sandy beach along Tidal River at Norman Bay. This beach is safe for swimming and a delight for children and adults to explore.
- Walk along Squeaky Beach with its pure white quartz sand.
- Walk up Mt Oberon for one of Victoria's best panoramas, and to see how vegetation changes with aspect and altitude.
- Walk the Lilly Pilly Gully Nature Walk to see heathland, eucalypt forest and rainforest.
- Experience some of the park's secrets by taking an overnight hike to one of the 11 outstation campsites (accessible only on foot).
- Spend time in the Information Centre to find out about the many features and stories of the Prom. It has excellent audio-visual presentations as well as informative displays and maps and other publications for sale.
- Explore the northern part of the Prom - an officially designated wilderness.
- Get to know some of the Prom's several hundred bird species, or go looking for koalas, wallabies or wombats.
- Dive or snorkel the underwater world surrounding the Prom. If you're not able to go under water, explore intertidal life in the rockpools formed by granite boulders at many of the beaches.
For more information go to Wilsons Prom website.