Wilsons Promontory National Park Travel Guide

  • Simply stunning - Little Oberon Beach
    Simply stunning - Little Oberon Beach
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Wilsons Promontory National Park Things to Do

  • Norman Beach

    Norman Beach next to the Tidal River camping site is one of the nicest places in Prom. I took my evening walk on this 1,5 kilometres long beach and if I would have had my sneakers with me, I would have also jogged in the mornings. Time when I visited here, it water was too cold for swimming but brochures says that Norman beach is one of the safest...

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  • Millers Landing Nature Walk

    Millers Landing Nature Walk is also short and easy walk but you can see different kind of nature than on Tidal River’s surroundings. During the walk I saw many kangaroos resting under trees, black swans and mangroves which by the way are most southern mangroves in the world. Also banksias were starting to blossom.

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  • Visit Squeaky Beach

    When I came to the beach I tried to find birds which are chippering. After a while I realized that noises are coming from quartz sand while I’m walking on it. Surfers are using this beach.Squeaky Beach’s parking lot is located along Wilsons Promontory Road little bit before Tidal River camping site. You can also hike from Tidal River, track starts...

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  • Loo-Errn Track

    Loo-Errn track is located next to the Tidal River camping site. Ground of the track is wooden so you can do the walk also with wheelchair. Even if walk is only one kilometer long, Tidal River offers great surroundings just to relax and fell the nature.I by myself saw fishes in the river, different kind of parrots in the trees and few wombats dining...

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  • Squeaky Beach revisited

    One of the other things that people clamour to do is walk Squeaky Beach, or surf it or fish it. It certainy is one of Australia's classic beaches and I, for one, can but agree with the rest.Here is a selection of shots from my third visit there.

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  • The mountain beyond

    Mount Bishop, a granite outcrop seen in all bar one of these pictures, is something of a forgotten prominence in the park yet it looms large behind Squeaky Beach and the big bald patch smacks you in the eye when you first approach the park down the main road.You round a corner and there, right between the trees bordering the road, looms this large...

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  • Is there life on the mountain?

    Yes, lots of it, especially in spring when the gum tips compete with flowers for the brightest display.People from overseas are often surprised that Australian native flowers are generally so small compared to their home country. Indeed, it's the fact that there's a lot of them that gives the colour you see in the bush.You also have to remember...

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  • I have been to the mountain

    There's three things that most people do when they go to Wilsons Promontory and one of those is to scale the heights of Mount Oberon.Its brooding presence sits over the campsite at Tidal River and taunts you to come to the top yet it was my third trip there before I managed the peak.The first was cancelled due to the recent bushfires, the second...

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  • Wombats at nite

    Wander around the campgrounds at nite & listen for the crunching of grass to see the chunky wombats feeding on the campground floor(grass).

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  • Go Birdwatching

    Wilsons Promontory is known for its diversity of birdlife. Among the most commonly encountered species are Emu, Pacific and Silver Gulls, Sooty Oystercatcher, Masked Lapwing, Australian Wood Duck, Pacific Duck, Chestnut Teal, Galah, Rainbow Lorikeet, Crimson Rosella, Laughing Kookaburra, Silvereye, and Superb Blue Wren.

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  • Go Animal Spotting

    Marsupials abound at Wilsons Promontory. The most conspicuous of these are Eastern Grey Kangaroos and Swamp Wallabies but it also is a good place to see Common Wombats, which are particularly active in the Tidal River area after dark.

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  • Hike the Trails

    Wilsons Promontory has a number of fairly easy hikes that will give you a good introduction to the park, its flora, and its fauna. Most of these hikes also feature some great scenery. More difficult than some of the other hikes, the 3.4 kilometer hike to the Mount Oberon Summit is one of the most rewarding. From the summit’s rocky outcroppings, you...

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  • Australian Flora and Fauna

    Flora: lots of Ferns and special plants in the rainforest up Mt. Oberon,As for Fauna: This is the first place I saw a Wombat (first picture) and an Echidna (second picture) in Australia. Both I think are just so cute! Unfortunately the pics are not very good. My apologies. I would really like to go back and make a picture of the long nose of the...

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  • Squeaky Bay

    One Bay further south from Picnic Bay, this one is more sandy, but still has the stone formations, though not so many and mostly bigger ones.The picture shows the bay from the way up to Mt. Oberon, the weather was not warm enough for us to have a swim, but the park has a lot more to offer, such as really excellent walks and hikes.

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  • Picnic Bay

    Picnic Bay in the west of the Park is a beach with round stone formations.It looks as if someone did throw bubbles on it.There is not enough sand between the stones to make it a swimming beach, but for a Pic Nic and Picture spot, it was just perfect.Also I heard it is a good place for snorkelingIf you want to have a beach day, I would say, go to...

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  • A DAY AT THE PROM VII

    Thus sated mentally we crossed the headland to Tidal River and the kiosk where the more material sating could commence....................except...............I forgot my wallet!Penniless and using my selling skills to the nth degree, I talked my way past the female proprietor, being careful to blame Rosemarie for not reminding me to bring...

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  • A DAY AT THE PROM X

    At the apex of the headland the scrub clears and Squeaky Beach shines like the icon it is. We spent over an hour crossing the sands; a walk, when focussed, that would be consumed in 15 minutes, but we were consumed by a different passion, that of savouring the moment, of "smelling the roses", of soaking up more than the water.(CONTINUED)

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  • A DAY AT THE PROM VIII

    On our return journey we again soaked up the autumn sun as we crossed the famous Tidal River where Rosemarie's father used to fish, though its fame was not derived from that activity, more the fact that it's the area where visitors can camp or park their caravans.(CONTINUED)

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  • A DAY AT THE PROM III

    We drove into the Squeaky Beach car park, a piece of asphalt that hadn't existed last time Rosemarie was here.The weather had turned in our favour. Fluffy white clouds drifted across a classic Australian blue sky background on a pleasant autumn day where the warmth of the sun serves to counter the cooling effect of the surfside breeze. The first...

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  • A DAY AT THE PROM II

    En route in the car I stopped to take a photo. Strangely, there are those in this world who have no trouble believing that I would stop to do such a thing. No sooner had I snapped off a shot at the Norman Lookout than a lady asked me to take a pic of her and the Japanese couple who were accompanying her.In between shots she was keen to proudly...

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  • A DAY AT THE PROM XI

    Nothing in life is permanent. So it was that when we reached the carpark we were surprised and joyed to find a welcoming committee of crimson rosellas. What a pleasant way to end the day. Watch the rosella on our car. Watch the rosella land on Rosemarie's arm. Watch the rosella land on Rosemarie's head. Watch the rosella s-h-i-t on Rosemarie all...

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Wilsons Promontory National Park Nightlife

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    a possum: plenty of nightlife

    by OZebomate Written Nov 11, 2005

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    Obviously no bars or nightclubs here (large amounts of alcohol are a bit too heavy to lug 10 kilometres) but there is still some stuff to do at night. Their were plenty of other campers there playing card etc and also some people sitting around smoking flavoured tobacco in a hookah.
    Another thing to do is going looking for animals, this place is full of them. Bring a good torch and you should find some wombats. It seems the possums have started to become interested in campers food supplies this one wouldnt leave us alone. It got a bit out of hand when he tried to nudge his way into our tent.

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Wilsons Promontory National Park Warnings and Dangers

  • Dont feed the animals please

    Human feeding of animals that come to the main camping area is not permitted ! For reasons of animal health, dependency & aggressive behavior & fines from the park rangers.

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  • Watch Your Step

    When hiking at Wilsons Promontory be on the lookout for snakes, particularly Eastern Tiger Snakes. It was only after stumbling across one of these snakes at the base of a tree just off one of the tracks that I learned (by reading not from personal experience) that they are highly aggressive, extremely fast and accurate striking, and lethally...

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  • small black and painful...............

    The worst thing abou camping here is the ants, look on the ground and you will see at least 10 in the metre square around you..................... The main ones are what victorians call jumping jacks a little clack ant with bright red nippers. They are very aggressive and hurt like hell so watch out ( they can jump pretty far too). The other ant is...

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Wilsons Promontory National Park What to Pack

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    Back to basics

    by coolbananas Written Apr 1, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: A good backpack that can fit your camping equipment and clothes.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good hiking shoes, warm clothes (it can get cold at night, even in summer), sunnies, hat and rain gear.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect repellent, suncream, toilet paper and eco-friendly toothpaste.

    Photo Equipment: A good camera, extra batteries and plenty of film (there's lots of beautiful spots but no camera shop...).

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Beach towel, swimmers, sleeping bag, tent and cooking gear.

    Miscellaneous: Water bottle (at least one litre) .

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Hiking and Walking

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Wilsons Promontory National Park Off The Beaten Path

  • Past the Dunes... Sandy Beach

    Since Wilsons Promontory is a National Park, there are no accomodation options within the park itself other than campsites, we ended up staying in the small town of Sandy Beach, which is named after.... a Sandy Beach!After we checked into our accomodation, we went down a back trail and found the beautiful and uninhabited Sandy Beach. Kilometers of...

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  • Overheads

    If the ocean was awe inspiring, some of the cloud patterns weren't far behind. Cirrus formations started to drift in, and cirrus somehow always manages to be a bit special. At first wispy, then more all encompassing, they make for enchanting art in the sky, don't you think?My personal favourite is pic 2.

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  • The freeway

    I wasn't sure how to categorize this photo, animal or beach.An echidna on the beach. Not an ant in sight. What was this all about? I feared he (or she, I wasn't going to check) may be unwell, so far removed from the bush.I took the photo and continued on. It had moved freely and seemed OK but I still had lingering doubts so, a few hours later I...

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Wilsons Promontory National Park Favorites

  • Parks Victoria Website

    WebPages of Wilsons Promontory gives you all information which you need to know before and during your visit.I found following brochures very useful: Visitor guide : nice tips about things you can do and see in the Prom. Brochure includes also Emergency Information which you should definitely read before you stay. Tidal River Map : helps finding...

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  • Write your name in the sand!

    One of the things that we loved about our trip to the Prom was really the lack of other people. Although the sights and sounds of children playing on the beach, or laughing out in the waves is nice... also being the only one around for kilometers is also a great feeling!There are several beaches that are available for use on Wilson's Promontory,...

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  • A NIGHT AT THE PROM III

    This picture also by Maree, our host, on the day of the fire. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) were in panic mode. Twelve days after a 20-hectare burnoff on March 21st, remaining embers were ferociously taunted by 100k.p.h.winds and the blaze from a sparking ember that ensued sent Vesuvius-like palls of smoke into the atmosphere,...

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