Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park

Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park

Address: Wilsons Promontory Rd, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria 3960

Freecall:  131 963  

Email: info@parks.vic.gov.au
Web: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/wilsons-promontory-marine-national-park

Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park is a diver's paradise, featuring spectacular underwater scenery. Granite cliffs plunge below the surface and deep reefs are covered in sponges. Its small islands are home to colonies of penguins, seabirds and seals.

Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park is Victoria's largest Marine Protected Area at 15,550ha. It extends along 17km of mainland coastline and is located around the southern tip of Wilsons Promontory. The coastline here is absolutely stunning, with beautiful sandy beaches, granite mountains and cliffs with a backdrop of rugged picturesque offshore islands.

There is a huge diversity of marine life within the waters at the Prom. Brilliantly coloured fish are present such as the Red Velvetfish, Eastern Blue Groper and wrasse as well as Leafy Seadragons and schools of Barber Perch. Intertidal molluscs such as limpets and snails, as well as anemones, brittlestars and seastars, are also common within the waters.

Divers will experience fascinating sponge gardens which consist of a technicoloured assemblage of sponges, sea tulips, sea whips, lace corals and seafans. Octopus emerge at night whilst sharks and rays roam the sandy areas. The offshore islands support many colonies of fur seals and oceanic birds such as Little Penguins, Fairy Prions, Silver Gulls and Pacific Gulls.

Before you go
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Local directions

Wilsons Promontory Marine Reserve and Wilsons Promontory Marine Park are located around the coastline of Wilsons Promontory National Park and its nearby islands. These are located approximately 220 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Wind surfing
  • Swimming
  • Bushwalking

How to get here

Gippsland

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