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Wilsons Promontory National Park Victoria

Wilsons Promontory National Park Victoria

Camp Spots February 25, 2017

Wilsons Promontory National Park Review

Wilsons Promontory National Park, or the ‘Prom’ as it’s known locally is a favorite destination of Melburnians. It is a fantastic place to visit  if there is a full day spare. Even if you visit it frequently I doubt you will ever get to explore it fully.

A National park within striking distance of Melbourne, it has everything that attracts. White-sand beaches, where the sand goes squeak underfoot. Secluded beaches, reached via hiking trails long and short. Log cabins for the benefit of overnight hikers. A campsite that books out months ahead during the holidays and the southernmost point of mainland Australia.

There is a steep climb up to the summit of Mt.Oberon that is a must do, it does demand a reasonable amount of fitness, and a large bottle of water on a hot day however the view from the summit is the reward. Having taken it in on sunny days through to misty days, and memorably once during a whiteout, it is for my money, the most stunning vista I’ve seen in Australia.

The drive into the prom itself passes through parkland, where I first saw a pair of large male kangaroos slugging it out amidst a large mob. And on a subsequent drive back, topping a rise in the dark, I jammed on the brakes to avoid another large kangaroo standing in the middle of the road. Unperturbed by the near miss, it regarded me for a while and lazily hopped away.

But that could happen anywhere in this wide brown land of Australia, of which Wilson’s Prom is a beautiful green corner. Happy visiting. You will not be disappointed.

Visit The Prom, if you love Nature, Walking, Relaxing, Swimming, Surfing or Hiking.

Great for families, romantic couples, young & old alike, there is something for everyone here. Views are amazing.
2 1/2 hrs drive from Melbourne, all types of accommodation, caravanning, camping, chalets & cabins.

Easy walks & long hikes, even to the southern most tip of Oz. Lots of wonderful wildlife on your doorstep
Only downside, it is expensive, $59 a site camping, but there are several sites that will fit many tents on to share the costs.

You will need a couple of days at least to enjoy all there is to offer

Wilsons Promontory VIC 3960

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