Clinging to the southern fringe of the Australian mainland is the famed Wilsons Promontory National Park. Known lovingly as The Prom, the national park forms a peninsula with a magnificent blend of landscapes: it’s a place of meet white sand beaches, granite-studded hills, fern gullies and flourishing wildlife.
Magical names like Fairy Cove, Squeaky Beach, Waterloo Bay and Whisky Bay conjure romantic images of dreamlike beaches. From hidden coves to large expanses of sandy shores as far as the eye can see, Wilsons Promontory gets top billing for its turquoise coastline.
There are a labyrinth of walking tracks taking you to explore the furthest corners of the national park, from epic panoramic views atop Mt Oberon to overnight hikes to the remote lighthouse, through dreamy emerald fern gullies and across endless fields of sand dunes.
Spot emus and kangaroos on the plains surrounding the Airfield shortly after you enter the park.
Tidal River Campground is home to resident rosellas and a fearless wombat population. Seal colonies lay lazily at the base of Skull Rock and dolphins can be spotted playing in the waves.
Tidal River has a range of accommodation options from camping to cabins, lodges or Wilderness Retreats (safari-style tents with all the comfort perks). There is a ballot system for bookings over peak periods. Roofed accommodation tends to get booked out, so get in early to secure a spot.