Day Trip to Wilson’s Promontory | Victoria, Australia

Val the Backpacker

A few weeks ago, a friend and I went on a day trip organized through New To Melbourne, a tour organization that offers budget experiences and day trips around Victoria. For about $60 AUD, the tour would be a full-day experience, including a guide and transport to and from the park. This is an economical option compared to a lot of the organized tours that leave from Melbourne and is considerably cheaper than renting a car on your own.

We set off at 9 a.m. from the meeting point in front of the Victoria State Library and began the long drive southeast to Wilsons Promontory, or Prom. Wilson’s Prom is a national park on a peninsula that juts out into the ocean and is covered by mountains and thick greenery. The beaches are massive with formidable waves crashing on the shore, and rocky cliffs surrounding the open sandbars.

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The drive…

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