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“A truly beautiful National Park - shame about the rangers.”

Wilsons Promontory National Park
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“A truly beautiful National Park - shame about the rangers.”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

I spent a week on 'The Prom' in January 2014 during an very hot spell of weather (temperatures in excess of 38ºC). It is a truly unspoilt wilderness and despite the popularity of Tidal River it is very easy to get away from the crowds. The bush camp sites at Sealer's Cove, Refuge Cove, Roaring Meg, Halfway Hut and Oberon Bay and in stunning locations. And the highlight was a stay at the beautiful accommodation at the lighthouse.

HOWEVER, we were very disappointed by some of the park rangers. As previously stated it was extraordinarily hot. We were walking, carrying laden packs, trying to avoid the heat of the day; however on one afternoon were forced to push on despite the temperature. At one point, whilst we were sheltering in the shade and 'flaked out' on the track, a park vehicle with four staff passed. They barely slowed down whilst we moved our bags, and certainly didn't stop to enquire as to whether we were in need of assistance. Given the exceptional heat it would have been nice if they simply asked if we needed help. The same applied to a family with young children who were camping and walking for the first time; the staff ignored their request to transport a bag in the truck. Rather disappointing and not really in the true ethos of backpacking and outdoor life.

I did mention the experience when we 'checked out' on our return at Tidal River, but suspect that it will go unreported.

Visited February 2014
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“Amazing”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is an amazing destination in Victoria. A must see!

There are several options for walks and beaches and all of them are very nice including Loo Errn Track, Whisky Bay, Squeaky Bay, Norman Beach, Picnic Bay, Darby Beach, Millers Landing, etc.

Visited January 2014
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“Whisky Bay.”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Took a day trip to Wilson's Prom yesterday. The last time I was there was 1989.

Awesome place. But especially beautiful yesterday was cooling off in Whisky Bay.

Word to the wise. Tidal River is 30 km into the park. There is no fuel there so fill up at Yanakie before coming in if you need to. Also dont just rock up looking for a camp spot, ring first

Visited January 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Untouched beauty”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Pristine beaches,stunning water, great waves, peaceful, not crowded, lush vegetation, true beauty, good facilities,

Visited January 2014
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place to spend a day or two”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is a lovely place to spend time taking walks around the national park. There's several fixed walks for all fitness levels and a real chance to get amongst nature. We hardly saw a soul on our walks and would highly recommend.

Visited December 2013
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