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.
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.
Wilsons Promontory is a refuge for an array of native wildlife including kangaroos, emus, wombats, echidnas and vividly plumed birds like rosellas. These gregarious creatures flock to anyone with a palm-full of seed, especially around the visitors area at Tidal River.
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.
Walking & hiking
Set up camp and spend time walking around Wilsons Promontory National Park on the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland.
Wind through open banksia woodland, stringy-bark forest, granite boulders and mangroves for panoramic views over the coast.
Climb through windswept coastal vegetation for the headland and the magnificent views from Tongue Point, and the seclusion of Fairy Cove.
Explore one of the Prom's most southern temperate rainforests.
Climb to the summit of Mount Oberon to see the dramatic meeting of land and sea at the southernmost point of Australia's mainland.