Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria
As we all know Melbourne is a bustling and beautiful city and a great holiday destination. But sometimes you just want to slow down and take a beat. Located just 240km south east of Melbourne is the beautiful Wilsons Promontory National Park, or Wilsons Prom to the in-crowd. This is the place where you can take that beat. Catering to an array of crowds – families looking for a seaside getaway, friends wanting to adventure off the beaten track, couples searching for a quiet escape – Wilsons Prom is home to magnificent beaches and breath-taking walking tracks. You’ll find fur seals and visiting whales to gaze at, temperate rainforests to explore and granite boulders to hop amongst. Its an exciting destination that ticks all the boxes!
Wilsons Prom is made up of many beautiful spots, one of the most popular being Norman Beach. This gorgeous swimming spot has family friendly waters and a feel-good atmosphere you could spend days basking in. Neighbouring Norman Beach you will find Tidal River, the main township in the area that makes for a great base for exploring the surrounding wilderness. Its vast campsite offers accommodation to those wanting to revel in all that Norman Beach has to offer - surf, kayak, abseil, or if you after a more relaxing activity try the Lilly Pilly Gully Nature Walk. There are plenty of walks and hikes to choose from, for varying fitness levels and abilities. A more challenging hike - but certainly worth the sweat – is the Mount Oberon summit. You will have incredible panoramic views of the river and coastline and ensure you wear warm clothes as even in the summer the wind up there is brisk. Have a look *here* for a comprehensive list of the trails throughout the national park and their difficulty levels.
Spend the day exploring the waters on one of the boat tours offered, and then round the day off down at Normans Beach at low tide, with a wine in one hand and your phone in the other, taking endless pictures to send to your co-workers covering your shifts. And don’t forget to pack your SevenC’s for those long days of exploring!