Wilsons Promontory National Park Camping Spot

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Wilsons Promontory National Park  Camping Spot

The Wilsons Promontory National Park, commonly known as Wilsons Prom or The Prom, is a national park in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, located approximately 157 kilometers southeast of Melbourne.

The Prom is one of Victoria’s most-loved places.

At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines.

Great bush walks extend from under an hour to over three days. Visitors can camp, caravan or stay in huts, cabins, wilderness retreats or lodges at Tidal River where there is a general store and take-away food shop.

Wilsons Promontory Lightstation is perched on a small peninsula jutting into the wild seas of Bass Strait.

The waters surrounding the Prom are protected as a marine national park and marine park and offer outstanding diving.

Camping and Accommodation

Tidal River is the main location for camping and accommodation in the park. Advance bookings apply for selected holiday periods. Please refer to the following pages for details.

Tidal River camping
Tidal River accommodation

Stockyard Camp, situated near the park entrance is also available for booking outside summer ballot and peak application periods.

Stockyard Camp

There are also many opportunities for overnight hikes.

Southern Prom overnight hikes
Northern Prom hikes

Report sightings of Northern Pacific Seastars

Northern Pacific Seastars have been found in the Tidal River watercourse at Wilsons Promontory National Park, posing a major threat to Victoria’s marine environment. Read the information flyer for more details on how you can help.

Tidal River General Store

The Tidal River General Store provides a range of services including the the following:

  • A basic range of supermarket and emergency items, similar to a local milk bar/convenience store.
  • Cold and hot take away food, available to eat in or at picnic tables, similar to a small road house/fish and chip shop.
  • A small range of souvenirs and gifts.

While the store stocks a number of convenience items, it does not carry an expanded range of supermarket and camping equipment. South Gippsland has a number of large and small shopping precincts to cater for the broader needs of campers, and the Yanakie Store, approximately 30 minutes from Tidal River, sells fuel.

Trading hours

21 September 2015 onwards

Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm.
Saturday: 9am – 6pm.
Sunday: 9am – 4pm.

Weddings

Wilsons Promontory National Park is becoming an increasingly popular location for wedding ceremonies. To minimise impact to the environment and other park visitors all wedding parties must obtain a permit in accordance with national parks regulations.

Wedding permit guidelines

Park map on mobile devices

You can also download a map of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application to access additional functions. The same maps are shown below under ‘Related publications’.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria – including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Boon Wurrung, Bunurong and Gunaikurnai identify the Wilsons Promontory National Park as their Traditional Country.

Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

For popular things to do at Wilsons Promontory click here

Original Article from http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/wilsons-promontory-national-park

Post image from wallcreations.com.au

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