Wilsons Promontory

Another day, another National Park for us to explore, and yet again we had found a brilliant one. Wilsons Promentory, or the Prom as it is apparently known to the locals, is located on a peninsula 240km south-east of Melbourne.

We had found very little information on the park prior to our arrival, and had only heard about it from several other travel blogs that we have been reading, which highly recommended it. Given it was on our route anyway, we decided to spend a day exploring what it had to offer. We were rewarded with a day of breathtaking scenery and views, and close encounters with lots more wildlife.

Our visit started in Tidal River, the middle of the park and the location of the visitor centre and most of the camping facilities. With a number of trails beginning here, we chose to start with the Loo-Errn track. This wooden boardwalk over delicate wetlands, took us along the banks of the Tidal River, past several fishing platforms and a paddle boarding lesson.

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We then followed the trail to Pillar Point, an outcrop of granite boulders which provide spectacular views of both Norman and Squeaky beaches, located either side of the headland.

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