What is Wilsons Promontory known for?

What is Wilsons Promontory known for?

What is Wilsons Promontory known for?

Wilsons Promontory is a refuge for an array of native wildlife including kangaroos, emus, wombats, echidnas and vividly plumed birds like rosellas. Visit in spring to experience spectacular displays of wildflowers including orchids, wattle, heathland and other species.

Is Wilsons Prom free?

ENTRANCE FEE Day visitor entry to Wilsons Promontory National Park is free. Overnight hikers need to obtain a campsite permit from the Visitor Centre in Tidal River.

Is Wilsons Prom worth visiting?

Wilsons Prom is really amazing. It is breath-taking and it is a must to be visited when you are in Australia. Place is teeming with wildlife. There are a lot of walks to choose from.

How much is it to camp at Wilsons Prom?

Wilsons Promontory National Park does not have an entrance fee, but Tidal River Campground does have site fees. The non-powered sites at Tidal River Campground are $62.30 per night during the peak season and $56.10 per night during the off-peak season. This fee is for up to eight people.

What is the Aboriginal name for Wilsons Promontory?

Wilsons Promontory was known as ‘Wamoon’ or ‘Wamoom’ by the Aboriginal peoples who collected shellfish there over 6000 years ago.

Why is it called Wilsons Promontory?

The promontory was visited in 1798 by the English explorer George Bass and was first called Furneaux Land, named for a crew member on the second expedition (1772) of Captain James Cook. It was later renamed for Thomas Wilson, an English merchant. In 1905 the entire promontory was made a national park.

Can I camp anywhere in Wilsons Prom?

There is no free camping at any time in or near Wilsons Prom. The closest legal free-camp is at Franklin River Reserve, near Toora (about 30-35 min drive to the entrance of Wilsons Prom, or 60 min to Tidal River in the centre of Wilsons Prom). No fires are permitted in Wilsons Prom at any time.

How big is Wilsons Promontory National Park?

195 mi²Wilsons Promontory National Park / Area

How many days do you need in Wilsons Prom?

The full circuit is around 60km and takes in all the prettiest beaches in the Prom. Most people tackle it in around 4-5 days with good campsites available at overnight stops. You can also do a shorter 3 day, 36km overnight circuit that is more popular. This takes in Sealers Cover and Little Waterloo Bay.

What is there to do in Wilsons Prom at night?

10 most memorable things to do at Wilsons Promontory

  • Walk to historic Sealers Cove.
  • Overnight lighthouse stay.
  • Glamping luxury at Tidal River.
  • See black swans and the world’s southern-most mangroves.
  • Refuge Cove.
  • Eat hot chips on Norman Bay beach.
  • Wildlife spotting, Loo Errn Boardwalk track.

Does Wilsons Prom have drinking water?

Fresh drinking water is available. Parks Victoria staff are happy to answer any questions you may have. Call in to the Visitor Centre at Tidal River during open hours (8.30am – 4.30pm) or phone (03) 5680 9555.

Can you stay on Wilsons Prom?

Aside from camping, there are a small number of self-contained cabins, wilderness retreats, huts, units and group lodges within Wilsons Prom itself. Other accommodation options, including various roofed accommodation and caravan parks are available just outside the Park, in nearby towns such as Yanakie and Sandy Point.