Wilsons Promontory: Bunyip Tours Review

Wilsons Promontory was described to me as a hidden gem. This conjures up an image of untapped sources of beauty not spoilt by scores of tourists. I thought I had better put this to the test.

Wilsons Promontory is the southernmost point of mainland Australia. A slight downside to this is that it is approximately three hours away from Melbourne and unfortunately there isn’t much to see along the way. So was it worth the drive? Read on.

The tour kicked off with a rather relaxed stroll to the top of Mount Oberon. Don’t let the Mount bit scare you. It wasn’t a particularly difficult walk to the top. It’s is quite scenic and you can do it at your own pace. When you finally reach the top everyone has the same reaction. They are silent for five seconds as they take in the view and then say how beautiful and stunning it is. It really is breathtaking.

The photograph doesn’t really do it justice. It really is a sight to see firsthand.

The other benefit of visiting Wilsons Promontory is the beaches. The tour includes Norman Bay, Squeaky Beach and Picnic Bay. Squeaky Beach really is squeaky and the novelty really doesn’t wear off!

Wilsons Promontory is undervalued and undersubscribed, which also happens to be part of its allure. There are many beautiful spots in Australia but none that are quite so empty. Even at the view points, getting a good view of the apostles on the Great Ocean Road or Whitehaven beach can prove difficult with the sheer number of tourists. We were the only ones at the top of Mount Oberon and the beaches are pretty much void of tourists. It’s quite a thing to see and experience that much beauty and not have to battle with other sightseers.

If you are in Melbourne and fancy something different, Wilsons Promontory is a strong contender for your time. It can be done in a day and can be booked through Bunyip Tours.

Bunyip Tours also run the Neighbours Tour and Neighbours Trivia Night.

Have you see Wilson Promontory? Let me know your thoughts.

Disclaimer: This tour was made possible by Bunyip Tours.

4 Comments

  • Dave

    March 18, 2010

    Beautiful view from the top of the mountain! Looks like a nice hike and a good place to visit.

  • Gap Year Escape

    March 25, 2010

    Certainly was! This was one of the easier walks but there were some much harder trails if you are that way inclined.

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