Wilsons Promontory has a voluminous geographical features and an expansive array of wildlife which is fascinating for its span of about 500 square kilometres. It was first inhabited by indigenous Australians who believe in the interconnectedness between the land and the community which was what I felt throughout my time here. The most enchanting of them all was the first stop, Big Drift.
A 40 minutes walk to get to its dunes, it is a place of tranquility where these golden sands are shaped by the wind. Pack light to go with some snacks and enjoy the other worldly view. Footprints vanish before tomorrow, reminding us that time is precious.
Prom Wildlife Walk is an open grassland where kangaroos, wombats, wallabies and emus can be seen within touching distance. Even so, keep a safe distance to not startle these timid animals. A 45 minutes easy walk will take you back to the starting point.
Wilsons Promontory Cruise is a 2.5 hours trip that reveals Wilsons Promontory even more. Hold on to your hats and enjoy its ethereal landscape and prosperous marine life. Expect to see seabirds and curious seals resting, swimming and playing.
The highlight of the cruise is Skull Rock, a granite island with a hollowed-out cavern carved by the unforgiving winds, relentless waves and cannonballs. Standing at 60 meters tall and 130 meters wide, we can only look up and admire its striking presence because only nine people have ever stepped foot onto this island.
Other places to see:
• Yanakie Beach
• Vereker Outlook
• Squeaky Beach