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Wilsons Promontory

Gippsland

  • Wilsons Promontory, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Be awed by Victoria's largest coastal wilderness area in Wilsons Promontory National Park. Affectionately known as 'The Prom', it is one of the state's best loved parks – and with good reason. This 50,000 hectare reserve is threaded with a labyrinth of walking tracks that showcase all manner of magical realms sheltering abundant wildlife.

Camping
Stay under canvas or in contemporary cabins. Either way, you'll be surrounded by a visual feast of tranquil rivers, intimate coves, granite mountaintops and lush, forested valleys. Discover secluded beaches, cool fern gullies and spectacular rock formations.

Wildlife and wildflowers
Wilsons Promontory is a refuge for an array of native wildlife including kangaroos, emus, wombats, echidnas and vividly plumed birds like rosellas. Stake out the park's air strip to spy kangaroos lounging in the shade and in the morning spot emus and wombats foraging. Visit in spring to experience spectacular displays of wildflowers including orchids, wattle, heathland and other species.

Scenic trails
The drive from the entrance at Yanakie to Tidal River settlement is scenic and is well-signposted, with car parks, beaches and bushland accessible via side roads. However, the best way to enjoy the spectacular scenery is on one of the many walking trails throughout the peninsula.