One of the best holiday destinations in Australia is Wilsons Promontory. Wilsons Prom (also known as “the Prom”) is a peninsula located in the state of Victoria. The Prom is the southernmost point of the mainland of Australia. It expands over an area of about fifty thousand hectares and is protected as Wilsons Promontory National Park. Tidal River is the hub of this park where there is a visitor center, facilities of camping and a store. It contains several camping sites and about one hundred and thirty kilometers of walking trails.
The Prom is one of the most lovable places in the entire Australia. It offers beautiful scenery of huge granite mountains, open forests, rain forests, coastlines and beaches.
Wilsons Prom accommodation can be found at the Tidal River. The visitors can find lodges over here. The visitors can also stay in cabins, huts, wilderness retreats, or camps if they want to. A take-away food shop and a general store are also available over here at the Tidal River.
Wilsons Prom is one of excellent holiday destination for tourists for hiking-lovers. Its walking trails offer you opportunities for both short and long walks. You can go for an exciting walk that can extend from under an hour to more than three days. The hikers who are physically fit and healthy, can make a full-day return hike from Telegraph saddle to the lighthouse at South Point of South-East point. Permits are needed for overnight hikes. You can book the permit in advance, or on arrival at the entrance to the park, or at the visitor center at the Tidal River.
Camping is allowed in the southern and northern parts of the park. Central parts of the park do not allow for camping. Six camping areas are available in the southern parts and five camping areas are available in the northern parts. The camps in the southern part are preferable because they offer the facility of toilets and water supply. These facilities are not available in some of the northern camp areas.
Another source of enjoyment at the Prom is fishing. But fishing is allowed only in some limited areas. You will need a recreational fishing license. In certain areas only line fishing is allowed. Fishing is not allowed in the seas surrounding the Prom because they are protected by the Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park. You should get proper information before going for fishing. Read more »