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.
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.