two boys going for a walk at Wilsons Prom wearing sun hats
When I traveled to Victoria a couple months back, I just had to include visiting Wilsons Promontory on my list.
I find the area incredibly captivating, so off for a few short walks I went. Lilly Pilly Gully and the Tidal Overlook track are two fairly easy walks that can be done in a few hours … with a stop at the shop for a pleasant afternoon tea to recharge.
I’m always impressed by the number of people who visit this National Park each year. The eco cabins are often booked out and the camping sites over the peak holiday times need to be booked well in advance. I’ve actually never stayed there … preferring to do day trips instead. I’ve walked every track except the one to the Light House. That’s one I’ll consider with experienced company in the near future.
The picture of these boys was snapped while they were completing their trek around Tidal River, you can see the Bridge in the background. I was impressed to see them well decked out for hiking, with sturdy shoes and sun hats. One had a mobile phone and the other was carrying a bottle of water too.
Such a terrific place to take the family.
Doesn’t it just warm your heart to see this lovely couple holding hands as they’re walking back from their swim in Norman Bay.
This picture has come from a beautiful album of photographs from Tidal River, Norman Bay, Norman Point and Tidal Overlook, which also shows an abundance of the surrounding scenery, the beaches, parklands, walking tracks and so much more, at Wilsons Promontory National Park in South Gippsland.
One of my favourite moderate to easy walks at Wilsons Prmontory National Park, is the Tidal Overlook Circuit track.
“This lookout here is not only valued as being one of the highest points on the promontory, but the low growing shrubs and grasslands make it so much easier to clearly see the widespread views of the islands, tidal river, the camping grounds and the other peaks that make this Australia National Park the most popular with tourists … in fact the photograph in the header of this website was taken right there.” ~ ER
The people in this picture were wearing sensible hiking boots to negotiate the board walks and dirt paths, but I was only in rubber thongs and handled it just as easily. I’ve always been impressed by the excellent facilities that “Parks Victoria” construct and maintain, that can be freely used by all.
See more pictures taken at Tidal River and Tidal Overlook here.
Most tourists coming to Australia are eager to see our native wildlife and one of the best places to view them in their natural state has always been in the Australian National Parks, particularly at Wilsons Promontory.
Only a short few minutes drive after entering the main gates, we usually see kangaroos and emus in the clearing on the left hand side of the road. Wombats are more easy to spot in the evening, but driving after dark means taking more caution on the roads so we give them time to move off to the side and not dazzle them with our headlights.
These Eastern Grey Kangaroos are often found grazing on grassy plains, local football ovals, in paddocks and even close to the center of our Capital City in Canberra.
Wildlife, roos, emus, wombats and birds are fairly easy to see on the terrific walking tracks at Wilsons Prom too, especially if you take off early in the morning before they’re bothered by others with the same idea.
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Even though I’ve traveled through different countries and toured across many parts of Australia, my favourite of all to take a walk is always Wilsons Promontory. The photographs I’ve taken in this National Park are some of the best I’ve seen.
This photo was a view from Tidal Overlook near Tidal River which is just a short and easy walk across the bridge on well signed and really well constructed walking tracks.
No wonder is has the reputation of being number 1 tourist destination in Australia. I intend to go back again really soon.