Natural landscapes and Australian wildlife are just a few of the reasons you should visit Wilsons Promontory National Park in 2023.

Wilson’s Promontory National Park, also known as “The Prom,” is one of Australia’s most pristine natural attractions. It offers breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife experiences. Meaning it’s perfect for a day trip from Melbourne. If you like to venture off the beaten path and want to experience the raw beauty of Australia – the Prom is the perfect destination for you in 2023.

Here’s why you should visit Wilsons Promontory National Park in 2023

Scenic Landscapes

Wilsons Promontory boasts of some of the most stunning views in Australia. From towering granite mountains to pristine beaches, the national park offers a diverse range of landscapes. The most famous beach is Squeaky Beach, where the sand really does make a squeaking noise. On our tour you can walk along the pristine white sand and take in the beauty of the turquoise ocean.

Wildlife Encounters

The Prom is home to a variety of unique Australian wildlife, including wombats, wallabies, echidnas, and the iconic kangaroos. It’s also home to a population of the largest Australian bird – the emu. With over 500 species of birds and marine life, it’s a perfect destination for bird watchers and nature lovers. On our tour you will learn about the park’s wildlife and enjoy walks to spot animals in their natural habitat.

Outdoor Adventure

Wilsons Promontory has plenty of opportunities for adventure. There are endless hiking trails ranging from easy walks to challenging treks. You can take a dip in the crystal-clear waters or try water sports like kayaking, surfing, or snorkelling. The national park also offers opportunities for fishing and camping, so you can truly immerse yourself. On our tour we do a few walks to discover wildlife, panoramic views and pristine beaches.

Indigenous Cultural

The Prom has a rich cultural and history, with evidence of Indigenous occupation dating back thousands of years. The park is home to many cultural sites, including rock art and shell middens. These offer a glimpse into the lives of the traditional owners of the land. On tour you can learn about the history and culture of the area as you explore the rich landscape.

Sustainable Tourism

Wilson’s Promontory National Park is committed to sustainable tourism – to ensure that the park’s natural beauty and wildlife are preserved. The sustainable initiatives include reducing waste and carbon emissions. As well as promoting responsible wildlife viewing, and educating visitors about the importance of conservation. By visiting the Prom with Go West Tours, you can contribute to the conservation efforts. In addition you’ll help preserve this unique ecosystem.

In conclusion, Wilson’s Promontory National Park is a must-visit destination in 2023. If you are visiting Melbourne and want a day trip that lets you discover one of Australia’s national treasures – you can’t go wrong. The Prom’s scenic beauty, diverse wildlife, adventure activities, cultural significance, and commitment to sustainable tourism makes it a perfect place to visit.

Take a tour with Go West to Wilsons Promontory

If you are visiting Melbourne, or even if you live locally, our  Wilson’s Promontory Day Tour is an excellent option to explore Wilsons Promontory. Our guides have years of experience in showing visitors the best of what the Prom has to offer and we look forward to welcoming you on a tour.

Here’s what you can expect on a day tour from Melbourne:

The Wilson’s Promontory Day Tour includes a scenic drive from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory., On the drive you’ll get to see the stunning views of the South Gippsland coastline. Once you arrive, you’ll go on a guided hike to discover panoramic views of the coastline and national park. You’ll also get to visit the famous Squeaky Beach where you can relax, swim, or take the walking trail to Tidal River. You will also visit the Wildlife Walk where you can try to spot kangaroos, emus, wallabies and wombats.

One of the best things about our tour is that it’s guided by experienced and knowledgeable tour guides who are passionate about the national park. They are ready to share their insights and knowledge about the park’s history, culture, and environment, making your visit even more enjoyable.

To book your tour or for more information, check out the Wilsons Promontory tour page on our website.


Written by: Leah Furey – Digital Content Coordinator