The southernmost point on the Australian mainland, Wilsons Promontory is a magnificent protected coastal wilderness. Nicknamed the “Prom”, it features soaring mountains, lush rainforests and sweeping coastlines and is surrounded by a marine park teeming with wildlife.
Things to do in Wilsons Promontory
Head to the west coast of Wilsons Promontory to enjoy some of its most beautiful beaches, including the picturesque sands of Norman Beach, ideal for swimming and surfing. Explore the intertidal rock pools of Picnic Bay or walk along the rounded quartz sand of aptly-named Squeaky Beach.
Venture below the water’s surface while snorkelling or scuba diving to experience the marine species that inhabit the Prom. Alternatively, you can jump into a canoe or kayak to explore the dramatic coastline dotted with towering boulders.
Want to hit the trails? There are plenty of walks through Wilsons Promontory to suit all ages and fitness levels. Embark on the beach walk from Norman Beach to Whisky Bay, witness the stacks of weathered granite at Tongue Point or follow the trail that leads down to the secluded Fairy Cove.
Visit Wilsons Promontory Lightstation, which overlooks the wild waters of Bass Strait. It was built using local granite in 1859 and was so isolated from the outside world that supplies were delivered by ship bi-annually.
Wilsons Promontory is around three hours’ drive south-east of Melbourne, with public transport only running as far as Fish Creek. Having your own vehicle or joining a tour is the best way to access the natural sights of the region.