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Exploring the wildlife in the Wilsons Promontory area

Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness areas with unspoiled beaches and the pristine Australian bush. Located at the southern-most point of mainland Australia, it’s less than 4 hour’s drive from Melbourne making it a popular weekend getaway for Melbourne locals. So, let’s look at exploring the wildlife in the Wilsons Promontory together.

A comfy bed and a spa

We were fortunate enough to spend a week exploring this fantastic region and we were amazed at how much there is to do. For lovers of the outdoors, Wilsons Prom is the ultimate destination offering visitors everything from water activities to hiking and nature walks, wildlife spotting, and camping. While we enjoy spending time in nature, we do enjoy a comfy bed to sleep on, so we stayed in a lovely cabin close to the park entrance. The cabin also had a luxury spa which was much appreciated after a hard day of hiking!  

Oberon Summit

The national park is covered in hiking trails of various lengths and difficulties. The most iconic, and a must-do at Wilsons Prom, is the Oberon Summit trail. The hike (6.8 km return) is not technically difficult as the pathway up is a management vehicle track. But, unless you’re a seasoned hiker, the climb up can be tough going and I must admit I was red-faced and gasping for air by the time I reached the top.  

It was definitely worth it though as the views were out of this world. From here you can see Tidal River, Norman’s Beach, and Squeaky Beach. Some people even say on a clear day you can see all the way to Tasmania.  

Are you ready for exploring the wildlife in the Wilsons Promontory?

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