WILSONS PROMONTORY

 

Wilsons Promontory National Park, commonly known as Wilsons Prom or The Prom, is mainland Australia’s southernmost National Park, known for its beautiful rainforests, unspoiled beaches, and abundant wildlife. Wilson Promontory is not encounted. The traveler will determine the trip.

The National Park covers the southern portion of the peninsular. A lighthouse on the southern point of the peninsula is the southern-most lighthouse on mainland Australia and has operated continuously since 1859.

The park is highly popular with bushwalkers and campers, and has a number of lodges and serviced camping areas at a camping area near the mouth of Tidal River.

Aborigines occupied the area at least 6,500 years ago based on archaeological records.

The first Europeans to sight Wilsons Promontory are believed to be Bass and Flinders in 1798.

During the Black Saturday Fires (February 2009) throughout Victoria, Wilsons Prom had been struck by lightning, which then led to the loss of up to 50% of the park through extensive fire damage.

Visitors will find the place very busy and wall to wall camping, and a walk-in stopover should not be assumed. This place is very busy.

All of the mod-cons are available, but there is no pub or TV reception.In March 2011 a massive frontal trough caused widespread damage and floods.

There is a War Memorial at the National Park

If the bush tracks have appeal allow a few days when visiting. The Prom can be visited also as an easy day-trip excursion.

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
  Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course