Australia is known for its rich wildlife. Many travellers want to experience a complete immersion of the Australian wildlife, and the best place to do it is at Wilsons Promontory. Just imagine as you stroll barefoot down a deserted beach while there’s a wild kangaroo bouncing apace with you in the bush. Or think about sitting at the top of one of the Prom’s several aerial overlooks and gazing at the beautiful ocean panorama without having other people blocking your way?
It’s true that this gem of Melbourne is jam-packed with hundreds of memorable experiences waiting to be seen by many people at the preserved park east of the city. With that being said, here are some top reasons why this Aussie treasure should belong at the top of your travel bucket list.
1. You can sleep or lodge there
Yes! If you wish to stay longer there and have a comfy sleep in the Aussie wilderness then you definitely lodge Wilson Prom. You and your travel friends can stay in a hut or retreat near the Tidal River and take some peaceful rest after a long day of exploring.
If you want to do some camping, they have canvas or modern cabins available. Whichever of the two options you choose, you’re still going to be encircled by scenic feats of calming rivers, granite mountaintops, secluded coves, and lush forested valleys. Explore its secluded beach, cook rock formations, and amazing fern gullies.
2. It’s near Melbourne
Although you may think that Prom is far away from Melbourne since it’s uninhabited and ideally secluded from the busy outside, it’s actually accessible from Victoria’s capital. You may enjoy a glass of world-class coffee in Melbourne in the morning and go beaching in Wilsons Prom before lunchtime.
3. You can experience the world’s first amphibious boat
If you love the waters and cruising, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to go on a journey with the world’s first amphibious boat! You’ll also be able to cruise alongside dolphins, in the sea of Victoria’s first national marine park. Feel free to get close to seals, see unique birdlife and marvel at the famous granite monolith of Skull Rock.
4. Enjoy spectacular trails and views
Love taking aesthetic photos for your Instagram feed? Take a drive starting from the entrance at Yanakie to the Tidal River settlement to enjoy the scenic trails. They also have car parks, accessible bushland and beaches via side roads. But the most ideal way to appreciate the lovely scenery is by taking the walking trails throughout the peninsula.
The prom has walking trails over 80km. It’s recommended for people to hike and backpack at Wilsons Prom.
5. The place has great accessibility
It may seem like it’s not but it has a wide range of accessible accommodation options, beaches, and even free accessible facilities and hires of equipment within the park. Toilets are also accessible throughout the Tidal River.
And if you came there with a family or friend who has a significant physical disability who wants to explore the wonderful outdoors, don’t worry because they have all-terrain wheelchairs, beach wheelchairs, and a Trailrider available. The place also provides visitors and tourists with accessibility equipment and huge park accommodations at Tidal River so you can have a comfortable stay.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to book a flight to Melbourne for your next vacay.
6. You’ll be amazed by Prom’s distinct rock formations
The park is known for its unique rock formations that mark the landscape. A lot of these rocks are smooth on top which provides an ideal surface for those who want to lay down a picnic while getting surrounded by nature.
7. See a range of special birds
Do you love birds? Well, if you do, you’ll be thanking Australia since it’s home to the rarest species of birds. Wilson Prom has 180 versions of them, crazy right? You won’t only see them but also hear their beautiful sounds. We suggest that you listen carefully to the famous laugh of Australia’s Kookaburra.
8. You’ll be surprised by its unbelievable views
Since the terrains of Wilsons Prom are mountainous and hilly in places, we recommend taking a quick climb to elevated spots if you want to uncover breathtaking vistas and ocean views. The views from places like the top of Mt Oberon will leave you speechless. See it for yourself to believe!
9. You’ll learn that it’s as far south as the country goes
This park is actually the southernmost point of the seaboard of Australia. Taking a trip to the bottom of Prom can mean that you’re already standing on the limits of a whole continent.