The bottom end of our continent
20.02.2017 - 22.02.2017 22 °C
Wilson’s Promontory National Park (most southern point on Australian mainland)
After 22 000km on the road, we camped at Shallow Inlet Campground, just outside the National Park. What a great spot at half the price of the caravan park next door. It was right next to the ocean, but inside a dense forest with abundant bird life and our third daylight Echidna sighting! Thus offered us the opportunity to explore the National Park next door and do a number of walks. And we came across a Wombat! It was tagged and clearly unfussed by us, letting us pat it at leisure. Having as much time as you like with both an Echidna and a Wombat up close was a true highlight for us.
We didn’t know what a promontory was, so this is what Wikipedia says: “A raised mass of land that projects into a lowland or a body of water (in which case it is a peninsula)”
So, there we were just hoping to see the most southern point of the Australian mainland, and we discover these beautiful mountains (top class views), a river, bays with beautiful beaches, and amazing views. What a great national park this is.
We enjoyed the views from Mt Oberon, then Squeaky Beach (it has rounded quartz sand that ‘squeaks’ when you walk on it). The lookouts over Tidal River and from Pillar Point are breathtaking and worth the hikes.