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Wilsons Promontory

From wallabies and wombats to the mainland’s most southern point, you’ll find plenty of natural gems in this national park.

Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory: Our most recommended tours and activities

Wilsons Promontory: Afternoon Wilderness Cruise

1. Wilsons Promontory: Afternoon Wilderness Cruise

Wilsons Promontory Afternoon Cruise @ 2pm Travel in the world's first custom-built amphibious boats, designed for cruising waters in comfort and safety. Witness the iconic South Point, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and cruise into the waters of Bass Strait and Victoria's first marine national park. Discover a rugged and raw coast like no other as you explore The Glennies, Anderson Islets, and Anser Island. Marvel at the prehistoric boulders of Mount Oberon, situated behind the white quartz sands of Norman Beach, before uncovering the iconic granite monolith that is Skull Rock. Sculpted by waves and surrounded by crystal blue waters, Skull Rock's eerie facade becomes even more mysterious as more skull shapes reveal themselves the closer you get. Search for abundant wildlife including thousands of seals, dolphins, and migrating whales.

From Melbourne: Wilsons Promontory Day Tour

2. From Melbourne: Wilsons Promontory Day Tour

This small group (max 8 guests) hiking tour is made for those who want the best of the beach and the mountains. You arrive at Wilsons Prom and embark on the first hike for the day which goes through beautiful terrain and emerges to the vastness of “The Big Drift” Wilsons Promontory sand dunes. An out of this world and inescapable view that can be often overlooked. Once you return, you will take a small drive to the general store for some lunch. Next, it’s time for the second hike of the day, a 7.8 km return journey to the famous Mt Oberon. From the summit, you will experience arguably the best coastal views in Victoria. Next stop is a favourite, Squeaky Beach. Here you can wander on the incredibly white rounded grains of quartz which make a squeaking sound giving this popular local beach its name. Finally, upon departing the National Park, you will make a stop to see some native furry friends. There is a high chance you’ll see Wombats, Emus, Kangaroos and Wallabies going about their daily business.

Melbourne: Wilsons Promontory Morning Wilderness Cruise

3. Melbourne: Wilsons Promontory Morning Wilderness Cruise

Climb aboard the world's first custom-built amphibious boats in Melbourne. Witness the iconic South Point, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, and cruise into the waters of Bass Strait and Victoria's first marine national park. Discover a rugged and raw coast as you explore The Glennies, Anderson Islets, and Anser Island. Marvel at the prehistoric boulders of Mount Oberon, situated behind the white quartz sands of Norman Beach, before uncovering the iconic granite monolith that is Skull Rock. Sculpted by waves and surrounded by crystal blue waters, admire how Skull Rock's eerie facade becomes even more mysterious as more skull shapes reveal themselves the closer you get. Search for abundant wildlife including thousands of seals, dolphins, and migrating whales.

Wilson's Promontory National Park Day Tour From Melbourne

4. Wilson's Promontory National Park Day Tour From Melbourne

Visit one of Victoria's most loved and cherished natural attractions, Wilsons Promontory on a full-day excursion from Melbourne. Located at the southernmost point of mainland Australia, the wildlife haven offers panoramic views, pristine white beaches, coastal forests, cool rainforests, and well-preserved walking tracks. Explore some of the excellent hiking tracks such as Lily Pilly Gully and Mt Bishop. Be on the lookout for marsupials, such as kangaroos and wombats, as well as birds and other native animal species. Enjoy walking along some spectacular tracks and marvel at the pure white quartz singing sands at Squeaky Beach. Take in the beauty of the surroundings, and absorb the natural peacefulness of this awe-inspiring region. Let the tour guide take you on an adventurous journey and show you the hidden gems of the Wilsons Promontory. This tour will be an unforgettable experience for nature and adventure enthusiasts.

Wilsons Promontory: Whale Spotting Cruise with Lunch

5. Wilsons Promontory: Whale Spotting Cruise with Lunch

Set sail on a whale spotting cruise and keep an eye out for whales undertaking their annual migration. As you cruise, you’ll see coastal formations and remote beaches including, Rabbit Island, Sealers Cove, and Refuge Cove. Along the way, you’ll search for humpback and southern right whales on their annual migration route along the Wilsons Promontory coastline. In addition to whale spotting, you’ll search for diverse marine wildlife including, shy albatrosses, Australian fur seals, and dolphins. To make sure you don’t miss anything, the captain will provide commentary along the way. Enjoy morning tea and a homemade lunch as you cruise along the coastline.

Wilsons Promontory National Park Full-Day Tour

6. Wilsons Promontory National Park Full-Day Tour

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Victoria's beloved Wilsons Promontory on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Located at mainland Australia's southernmost point, this wildlife sanctuary offers panoramic views, white sandy beaches, coastal forests, and cool-temperate rainforests. Explore some excellent hiking tracks like Lily Pilly Gully and Mt Bishop while being on the lookout for native marsupials like kangaroos and wombats as well as birds and other native species. Take in the beauty of the surroundings, and marvel at the pure white quartz singing sands at Squeaky Beach. Let the tour guide take you on an adventurous journey and show you the hidden gems of the Wilsons Promontory. This tour will be an unforgettable experience for nature and adventure enthusiasts.

Welshpool: Wilsons Promontory Nature and Wildlife Day Cruise

7. Welshpool: Wilsons Promontory Nature and Wildlife Day Cruise

Enjoy a remarkable day cruising the pristine waters of Wilsons Promontory with lunch included. Visit secluded coves and beaches, with a stop at a picturesque cove, visit the Kanowna Island seals, and get close to Skull Rock. Keep an eye out for wildlife both onshore and in the water with regular bird and dolphin sightings possible. Cruise by Kanowna Island Seal Colony and see hundreds of seals frolicking in the water and lazing on the beach. Stop at Refuge Cover, a secluded beach on the eastern side of Wilsons Promontory. Go for a walk in the bush, paddleboard or swim in the pristine waters, or simply relax on the beautiful beach. Cruise under the cavern of the towering Skull Rock, formerly known as Cleft Island, where wind and waves have carved out a spectacular cave seen best from up close. Enjoy a delicious fresh lunch, and morning and afternoon tea served on board. Kick back and enjoy the serenity of this marine national park while enjoying a cold drink from our licensed bar.

From Melbourne: Wilsons Promontory Wilderness Tour

8. From Melbourne: Wilsons Promontory Wilderness Tour

Discover the wonders of Australia’s best-kept secret Discover Wilsons Promontory, Australia’s best-kept secret, on our small group day tour. Marvel at breathtaking views from one of the many scenic lookouts before embarking on a self-guided hike at Mt Oberon, Mt Bishop, or Lilypilly. Unwind at Squeaky Beach, the hidden gem voted Australia’s best, where the sand squeaks beneath your feet. Keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife like emus, kangaroos, and wombats as we explore this pristine wilderness. Join us for an unforgettable journey, where every moment reveals the beauty and tranquillity of this secluded paradise.

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What people are saying about Wilsons Promontory

Overall rating

4.8
(110 reviews)

First class services provided by Damien and his assistant (sorry forgot his name but he is a lovely bloke, helping us to take photos and checking if we are ok). Damien has outstanding knowledge as a guide and his sharing was very informative. Definitely recommend this cruise to anyone. By the way, the cruise also provides travel sickness pills and poncho for everyone. Really happy with the services!

Greg (from Explore Australia) was an excellent tour guide - very friendly, informative and made everyone feel welcome. The trip was flexible which allowed us to visit several places in Wilson’s Prom. A beautiful place where we saw so much wildlife - kangaroos, wombats and even an emu! Would recommend this trip to everyone!

We loved this! This was a highlight of our time in Wilsons Prom. Our 9 year old said it was the best day of her life afterwards, she really loved it. We got wet but it was well worth it. Thanks for a great time.

Love a small group trip! The guide is really cool and he is awesome and attentive 🥰

Excellent, great skipper and bosun, very knowledgeable