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Why Have We Not Heard of Wilsons Prom National Park?


Have you ever been to WilsonsPromontory National Park?

Have you even became aware of it? What about SqueakyBeach, have you become aware of that prior to?

Me either till 6 months back.

After costs simply 3 days there at the start of this year, I need to have stated a hundred times,

“I can’t believe I’ve only just recently heard of this place.”

In case you’re questioning, WilsonsPromontory National Park, or Wilsons Prom, or Prom Country as the residents like to call it, is just a 3 hour drive fromMelbourne

When you initially drive in to Prom Country you see this:

Not bad on the eyes, huh?

WilsonsProm is not simply a blip on the map. It’s a 50,000 hectare seaside wilderness location in Victoria therefore popular that they have a ballet system to remain in the lodging. Popular like Super Bowl popular.

But why have not I, or practically everybody else I’ve talked to from NSW and other states out of Victoria, existed or become aware of it?

For one, Tourism Victoria does not do a terrific task at promoting their state. That’s evidenced by the truth that we just intended on remaining in Victoria for one month due to the fact that we believed the state would be uninteresting besides Melbourne, the GreatOcean Road, and perhaps PhillipIsland

And then we believed Phillip Island was everything about the fairy penguins. 8 days later on we were still there delighting in the island ambiance.

Turns out Victoria is friggin AWESOME and we wound up being there for 3 months!

It was that excellent we released an online apology, mainly directed towards our Victorian mate Mick who we have actually put shit on for several years, dismissing Victoria as simply that uninteresting south-east corner of our nation.

The more I consider it, the more impressed I am that I have actually declined Wilsons Prom or SqueakyBeach Considering I have actually taken a trip a lot in Australia, thoroughly overseas, and I have actually been online in the travel area with this blog site and social networks continuously over the previous 4 years.

Apparently, the tourist spending plan is low in Vic, and the majority of the marketing spending plan goes to promoting the Great Ocean Road to abroad markets. I’m not blaming straight at Tourism Vic, they have their hands connected to some degree. It’s Federal and State Government who keep cutting spending plans and eliminating personnel from essential sectors of our economy. But that’s another story.

But then possibly the Victorians are likewise deliberately attempting to keep it a secret?!

Sorry men, I’m letting your trick out.

“I’m telling everyone about this joint”

I believe I stated that about twenty times with each brand-new corner we switched on the drive through Prom Country.

Stunning vistas of pink granite stone mountains, blue-green water, and squeaky-white sand opened prior to us.

Thinking back, the very first time we got influenced to go to Wilsons Prom was due to the fact that of our buddy Jay from Victoria, and a couple of other friendly Victorians we fulfilled absolutely stating Prom Country their preferred location in Victoria, if not Australia.

I didn’t think them. I figured it would most likely be excellent, however not remarkable.

I’ll heartily consume my words.

SqueakyBeach is simply as excellent as the other Australian highlights typically discussed; yes, it’s up there with locations like WineglassBay and WhitehavenBeach

It is beautiful, mind blowing goodness.

The just downer was stupidly not charging the battery in my video camera the night in the past, so was left taking pictures on my Samsung Galaxy4. Argh!

Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

I might have rested on these rocks all the time and simply enjoyed the waves roll in.

Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

We were super-annoyed that we didn’t prepare much better and book ahead for lodging. We simply showed up anticipating to get a camp website and pitch our camping tent.

But with Wilsons Prom being popular with Victorians we had no opportunity of getting a powered camping tent website. With our service being online– and its everyday due dates– we require power!

We handled to discover a service and remained in a charming little cabin at TidalRiver Campground for 3 nights. There had actually been an error with the reservation system and somebody altered cabins, permitting a job to all of a sudden appear.

Considering our just other alternative was to remain one hour outside the park, we got on it. But then things got back at much better!

Because it was late afternoon and individuals had actually simply vacated the cabin, the cleaners had actually currently gone house. At initially they weren’t going to let us oversleep it the opening night due to the fact that it had not been cleaned up, however I stated “how dirty is it? I’ll clean it myself!”

They wound up stating, you understand what, due to the fact that it hasn’t been cleaned up, if you’re still going to remain in it, we will not charge you for the opening night. SWEET!

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

When we unlocked, it resembled no one had actually even remained in there. Winning!

And then this took place:

Wombat at Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

I was resting on the little deck having a beer whilst the kids played and after that this wombat simply leisurely strolled by. The kids were next to themselves. Wilsons Prom is a terrific location to see wombats in the wild.

After 3 days of taking in the wonderful landscapes of Squeaky Beach and Norman Beach (simply a 300 m walk from our cabin), we dragged ourselves out of there with the intent to return one day to do it correctly.

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

I could have sat on these rocks all day and just watched the waves roll in.

WilsonsProm uses lots of fantastic strolls, for all various physical fitness levels. We delighted in a walk around to the point from the camping area, with views over Norman and Squeaky Beach.

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, Australia

There are lots of gorgeous beaches to select from– lots of with waves, and picnic areas for a little relaxation.

For the daring, there are all-day or over night walkings to beaches on the east coast of the peninsula– stated to be where the real magic lies.

I have actually made the intent to let more individuals understand about this gorgeous part ofAustralia It’s a sin that it hasn’t been shared more.

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