Wilson's Promontory National Park Daytrip

Unbelievable nature experience

 

One of Australia’s most spectacular national parks - and our best kept secret!

Towering cliffs, wild oceans, sparkling white sand beaches, abundant wildlife, rainforests, woodlands, half of Victoria's bird species and more than 30 species of native mammals make Wilsons Promontory an unbelievable natural experience.

This spectacular geological site was formed by a huge granite extending across what is now Bass Strait to north east Tasmania. It's been eroded over the millennia, creating fantastic landforms including mountain peaks, steep cliffs, enormous boulders, rocky outcrops and sweeping bays. 

Affectionately known as "The Prom", it was declared a National Park in 1898. It was occupied by Aboriginal people at least 6500 years ago, but these links may to go back to ancient Ice Ages when it was a land bridge to Tasmania. 

Right at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, The Prom is a pristine environment of more than 50,000 hectares that's criss-crossed with walking tracks ranging from picturesque beach strolls to peaceful bush walks and challenging hike up mountain peaks.

A wildlife haven 

The Prom's forests and sprawling bushlands are home to many native creatures, including kangaroos, koalas, wombats and emus. Walk quietly, and you may be rewarded by seeing these animals in their natural environment.

Wilsons Prom and its islands have been declared an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International, and are home to many bird species including thousands of migratory shearwaters, cormorants, plovers, brilliantly coloured cockatoos, honeyeaters, firetails and the flame robin (summer only). Birdsong is often a beautiful accompaniment to your bushwalks.

 

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: NO

Fitness Requirement: A medium level of fitness

What's included

  • All park entrance fees
  • Friendly & informative tour guide

What To Bring

  • Appropriate shoes for walking
  • Appropriate clothing for warm and cold conditions
  • Sunscreen, water bottle, hat & small backpack
  • Swimwear & towel (summer only)

Itinerary

Day 1 : Wilsons Promontory National Park Tour
HIGHLIGHTS • Bushwalking, sightseeing, bird watching and spotting native animals • Squeaky Beach is one of Australia's most famous, as the quartz sand really does squeak as you stroll between rolling surf and windswept vegetation • Giant Rock is one of the massive granite formations • Go wildlife spotting at a deserted old airfield • Tidal River - where you can learn more about this extraordinary national park in Australia's southernmost region • Explore some of the excellent hiking tracks such as: Lilly Pilly Gully, Mt Oberon and its spectacular views of The Prom or Mt Bishop with its equally amazing summit views
Meals :None

Pickups

Departs 570 Flinders Street:

Departs: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday @ 7.15am from 570 Flinders Street

Courtesy Transfer Service
We offer our customers a courtesy transfer service from selected inner city hotels/accommodations to the departure point (570 Flinders Street) - This service must be pre-booked at least 48 hours prior to departure.
Please confirm your allocated hotel / hostel pick up time when making your booking.

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • National Parks
  • Hiking
  • Attraction

Available Extras

We request you keep your luggage to a maximum of 5 kg in a backpack or soft overnight bag.

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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On this day trip, you will explore the Wilsons Promontory. This is a must-visit spot located in the most southern region of Australia. It is known for its white beaches, panoramic views, coastal forest, and stunning walking tracks. Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria's most loved and cherished natural attractions, and will never fail to amaze.

Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Trip Advisor
    Completed the 1 day Wilson's Prom trip with Bunyip. Alan our guide for the day was awesome, friendly and knowledgable. Clearly enjoys what he does.

    The day is a long day but the scenery and views were incredible. Early pick up but means that you get to the lunch spot on the top of the mountain before other groups and dont have to share the fab views. It's about an hour hike up but it's not overly tough or tricky as their is a trail through the rainforest. Then 45 mins back down before you go to squeaky beach!

    Squeaky beach is pretty but the optional second approx hour long trek is stunning and well worth doing. Unfortunately no wombats for us to spot on the day but plenty of evidence they were around, saw emus and wallabies though which kinda made up for it along with the array of birds that are found in the area.

    Alan even somehow managed to hold the rain off for the day for us!!!

    One thing I think would improve the trip would be more info about the birds and wildlife you may see whilst hiking. We got some good info about the plants but it would be cool if you were told that call is for that bird or that colourful bird is called a whatever. It doesnt seem to be done on many tours at all that I've found in Australia and whilst I'm not massively into bird watching it is still nice to learn more about the native animals and plants. Could possibly even be done on the bus with a crib sheet saying these are some of the birds and other wildlife you might come across or something so you have an idea what you can look out for. However, Alan was great at trying to find the bigger animals so cant fault that at all.
    On Trip Advisor
    What a wonderful day we had at Wilson’s Promontory. We were fortunate to have not only one guide but two! Due to a training day for one of the guides.
    Both Alan & Reece ‘True Aussie Locals’ :) were so friendly & helpful through out the day, but also very knowledgeable. The scenery, wildlife is amazing. There is a lot of walking on this tour but you do have the option to not do the additional beach walk if you feel it might be too much. It was made even more special as we had a smaller group than other tours that I have done in the past & everyone was so chatty throughout the day. Thanks again guys!
    On Trip Advisor
    Had a fantastic day out to Wilson's Prom with Craig as our Tour Guide.

    Started off a little slow, as we had to wait awhile at a place to pick up some people. Took about half an hour to pick up everyone. It was a rainy day, so we had a half full bus of about 13. I imagine when you do this in the summer you would get a full bus. It was about a 3 hour drive down to Wilson's Prom. We stopped in Leongatha for half an hour for a toilet stop and to get some breakfast and stock up on food. Breakfast options were McDonalds and Subway.There is another toilet stop near Yanakie before heading to the first stop at the Wildlife Walk. Spent about 40 minutes here, Craig allowed us plenty of time to see some Kangaroo's and Emu's. I loved coming here as the view's was incredible (was like Hawaii).

    Then we were headed to Mount Bishop for a long hike. (This is where "moderate fitness' comes into play). It's a 75 minute hike up and a 25 minute hike down, with a 20 minute lunch break at the top. I'm reasonably fit, but we all found this challenging. Craig gives you an option to hike up or do another hike back down and have lunch in the bus (but you would have to wait about an hour for the rest of the group to return). We spent about 20 minutes up the top taking photos before heading back.

    After the hike we arrived into the small township of Tidal River. Here we had a toilet stop and a chance to buy more snacks in the general store. I also advise to buy souvenirs in this store.

    Then we headed to Squeaky Beach for a walk along the beach. Was just so beautiful. We spent about an hour here, so lucky.. as we were the only ones there. Then we were back on the road and heading back to Melbourne. Again, stopping for toilet breaks and dinner at McDonalds, KFC or Subway. And got back to Melbourne around 7.30pm

    Craig was a fantastic tour guide and excellent driver. He made sure we had all the chances to see Wallabies and other wildlife. He made sure he got to know everyone and had good knowledge.

    The only issue I had was that I thought we would be hiking up Mt Oberon after emailing Bunyip Tours who confirmed this. But was super glad we climbed Mt Bishop, as I was super stuffed afterwards.
    On Trip Advisor
    The tour guide Jeromy was full of knowledge and enthusiasm, the group was only 6 people so the tour was really personal. The tour guide took the time to chat to all of us and the group really bonded.

    We first started by taking a hike up a mountain where Jeromy stopped us up the way to tell us interesting fact and insights to the beautiful national park. And the views at the top were absolutely breath taking.

    After that we went to squeaky beach for a swim. Then for another stroll to the joining beach, which was truly beautiful.

    I would recommend anyone to go on this tour just remember to take your swimmers and walking shoes :)
    On Trip Advisor
    We walked on Mt. Bitshop and Tidal River tracks and they were as beautiful as movie scene ! Our tour guide Alan is a very nice and friendly guy, and very professional at local history, natural geometry and wildlife.