Sun Smart Boys Going For A Walk

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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.

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Stunning Nature Shots From Yanakie

Pictures of plants found commonly on the beach and tracks around Yanakie and Corner Inlet near the entrance to Wilsons Prom National Park.

These photos from Yanakie include a covered walking track, shrubs, water plants, natural granite rocks, fungi, gnarled tree stumps, sunset scenes, berries, Australian native correa, moss branches and more.

How Far From Melbourne To Wilsons Prom?

Well, now I have some sort of proof of the actual distances by this Vic Roads sign at the entrance to the Tidal River township.

Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park = 222 kms
Foster to Wilsons Promontory National Park = 60 kms
Meeniyan to Wilsons Promontory National Park = 74 kms
Fish Creek to Wilsons Promontory National Park = 56 kms

From the park gateway to Tidal River Camp Grounds is approximately a 20 minute drive with an 80 km/h speed limit.

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Surf Rescue At The Prom

We greatly appreciate the services that Parks Victoria provide in our coastal and marine national parks and reserves.

The lifesavers do a fabulous job over the summer holiday months operating from Norman Bay at Wilsons Prom National Park during December and January.

We say quite a few people swimming, paddling, canoing, kayaking and kite surfing, most coming out of the Tidal River Camp Grounds.

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Playing At Tidal River

People on this beach were having a ball when I visited Wilsons Prom National Park last week at the end of the school holiday period.

Some had day tents for sun protection on the beach, others were flying kites, paddling in the shallow waters of Tidal River, sun baking, reading or just relaxing. This happy family was enjoying a few rounds of beach cricket — what fun!

See some amazing panoramas from Wilsons Promontory here.
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