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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park is located at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia. It is an extremely popular holiday destination for international and domestic travellers and is exceptionally busy during Summer.

Wilsons Promontory National Park

There are a number of options for accommodation at Wilsons Promontory. A number of cabins can be found on the road into the Park, which are privately held and available.

Alternatively, there are on site accommodation options. Be warned, these often get booked out quickly - and if you're looking at staying at Wilsons Promontory in Summer, then you will need to book up to a year in advance.

There are a huge number of camping spots available for people wanting to bring their tents or campervans.

If you're willing to spend a little more, you can share some tented accommodation provided by the National Park. These are only recommended in Summer!

Another option would be to use the large shared facilities. These can hold up to 20 odd people and are often used for school groups and even the Navy when they take a trip to the National Park. Basic facilities like a shower, kitchen etc are provided in these with bunkbeds, sleeping four to a room.

Alternatively, you can spend quite a bit of money (about $240 per night) and sleep in the self contained accommodation that sits right next the river. These cabins can host 6 people (one double bed and two bunk beds). There is a lovely kitchen and table, couches and the entire side of the cabin has two glass doors that open out on to a deck. Outside there is native bush which provides enough privacy to make sure you don't have to worry about prying neighbours.

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory is a very popular place for bushwalking and long nature walks. The National Park is extensive, and offers a variety of walks - from short and easy to long and difficult.

One of the more popular walks can take you on an overnight trek to the lighthouse. This is not for the non-walkers however, and is considered a long and difficult walk. Although the views and experience are said to be worth it.

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory has plenty of native animals that will wander about. While this is almost always absolutely lovely and a good thing, it can be dangerous if you are driving at night. Make sure you drive slowly, because kangaroos and even emus have been known to run across the road at strange hours.

Wombats will wander around the tents and cabins, and are usually relatively docile and friendly. Local birds are common and sing and chirp in the trees, which makes you feel like you're truly experiencing nature. Kangaroos, lizards and Kookaburras are reasonably common sites - depending on the weather. This provides a great opportunity for kids to see the animals in the wild up and close.

Wilsons Promontory National Park

The beaches at Wilsons Promontory are also very beautiful and popular. I have never seen any rubbish on the beach, and the sand is absolutely stunning.

Be careful when near the water - some of the rips can be strong and the water is incredibly cold!

All in all though, the beaches, walking and great activities and scenery make Wilsons Promontory National Park a great place to visit and I highly recommend it!

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