Port Albert/Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory - Photo courtesy of Tourism VIC

Australia's southernmost mainland point, Wilsons Promontory, contains a 50,000 hectare national park that boasts magnificent coastal views and white sandy beaches.

The area is also renowned for its walking tracks - more than 30 walks cover 130km of tracks of varying length and difficulty. One popular walk is to the Prom's lighthouse, which was built in 1859 and is located on the most southern point of the Australian mainland.

You can camp out in the bush, stay at Tidal River or opt for a range of accommodation choices located just outside the national park.

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Port Albert Jetty - Photo courtesy of Tourism VIC
Wilsons Promontory - Photo courtesy of Tourism VIC
Sunset - Photo courtesy of Tourism VIC

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The waters surrounding the Wilsons Promontory peninsula and its islands were declared a Marine Park in 2002. Imagine a landscape made up from granite boulders, drop-offs and pinnacles, coloured by jewel anemones, zoanthids, bryozoans, gorgonians and sea tulips. Yes, the water temperatures can drop to 12°C, but visibility can be up to 45 metres! Swim through kelp and discover Weedy Seadragons. Beautiful sponge gardens and gorgonians harbour sea stars, brightly coloured nudibranchs and sea spiders. Rock lobsters hide under ledges and in caves. Swim and dive with Australian Fur Seals. Swell Sharks, bullseyes, Giant Cuttlefish and Blue Devilfish might be part of the package too.

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