Wilsons Promontory (Australia)

Wilsons Promontory Travel Guide and Trip Resources


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Take Me To The Prom!?

Beautiful Rainforests
Unspoilt Beaches
Abundant Wildlife

"50,000 hectares of coastal wilderness" Australia.com

Ok, that sounds pretty sweet to us, Wilson's Promontory or 'The Prom' to locals, is a national park located on the southernmost point of mainland Australia.

At a distance of about 160 km (100 miles) from Melbourne; if you're there checking out that great city, you could easily do a weekend trip here, which would make for a nice excursion.

If you have more time, then you could plot out a few days, maybe even a week of walks, and why wouldn't you when they have fun names like 'Lilly Pilly Gully Circuit'. Go on trails through the rugged scenery, include some swimming in the beaches & bays, snorkeling in the pristine waters and after all that; we'd encourage you to take a boat/jet ski trip out to Cleft Island (see image above).

*Sidenote: There is a great Reddit thread (link below) about which super-villain probably has a secret base here, but jokes aside it is a pretty cool island to take a peek at.

Take an empty memory card for the camera so you can capture it all. [Review by nikodonnell]


Key info

  • Wilsons Promontory is a region in Australia. It is situated at an altitude of 312ft and the best airport to fly into is MEL (Tullamarine, Melbourne)
  • The currency used in Australia is the Australian dollar (AUD)

Wilsons Promontory Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
69 69 67 63 59 55 54 55 58 60 63 66

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2 1.8 2.7 3.4 4.4 4.7 4.8 4.8 3.9 3.6 2.8 2.5

More Wilsons Promontory travel resources

To get an idea or inspiration for daily trails to walk Australia.com has a nice planner. Also these guys have a some good information covering walking trails.

Here is the Reddit Thread about the super-villains.

Some explanation & history from Wikipedia which offers nice context.

And a bunch of nice pics with a quick overview from Amusing planet.

The usual link to Wikitravel's page

Here is a link to the Tidal river campground with information on camping there.


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