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Wilsons Promontory National Park

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Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of Victoria's most-loved places.

At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines.

Great bushwalks extend from under an hour to over three days. Visitors can camp, caravan or stay in huts, cabins, wilderness retreats or lodges at Tidal River where there is a general store and take-away food shop.

Wilsons Promontory Lightstation is perched on a small peninsula jutting into the wild seas of Bass Strait.

The waters surrounding the Prom are protected as a marine national park and marine park and offer outstanding diving.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

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Local directions:

The 200-kilometre drive from Melbourne via the South Gippsland Highway, turning south at Meeniyan and Fish Creek, or Foster, takes about 3 hours. Tidal River (Vic Roads Touring Guide: 102-C7), where the main visitor facilities are, is 30 kilometres inside the park boundary. Limited public transport is available.

  • Kiosk
  • Picnic area
  • Public telephone
  • Public toilet
  • Sheltered area
  • Visitor information centre
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Self guided
  • Bushwalking