The Prom is one of Victoria’s most-loved places.
At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines.
Great bushwalks extend from under an hour to over three days. Visitors can camp, caravan or stay in huts, cabins, wilderness retreats or lodges at Tidal River where there is a general store and take-away food shop.
Wilsons Promontory Lightstation is perched on a small peninsula jutting into the wild seas of Bass Strait.
The waters surrounding the Prom are protected as a marine national park and marine park and offer outstanding diving.
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Wilsons Prom has a range of accessible beaches, accommodation options, free accessible equipment hire and facilities within the park. Accessible toilets can be found throughout Tidal River.
All-terrain wheelchairs, a TrailRider and beach wheelchairs are available for park visitors with limited mobility to explore the great outdoors.
The day visitor area at Norman Beach is accessed by following the Main Road through the Tidal River camping and accommodation area. It consists of a large carpark, picnic tables, covered gas barbecues and a toilet/shower block.
Best access to the Tidal River and Norman Beach area for all terrain beach wheelchairs and strollers, is from the 1st Boat Ramp located on the bank of Tidal River at low tide. This is located near the camping area just up from the day visitor area carpark. The beach is approximately 500m from the boat ramp and chair/stroller operators need to be reasonably fit. The boat ramp consists of a concrete surface and has a slope of approximately 1:10 which is reasonably steep. When the water line has receded, there is usually a surface of compacted damp sand at the bottom of the boat ramp. The riverbed at low tide is reasonably level and consists of a damp compacted sand surface and some very shallow water flows in sections. A damp compacted sand surface can be followed all the way to the beach.
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Equipment hire bookings can be made by call the Wilsons Promontory National Park Information Centre on 03 5680 9555.
An electric high/low bed with a knee break feature is now available in both the Sheoak and Wirilda accessible Cabins at Tidal River.
Park visitors are encouraged to bring their own slings if compatible with the hoist model.