At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia lies Wilsons Promontory National Park. It’s a mouthful to say, so the locals call it The Prom or Wilsons Prom. You can too. As Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness area, visitors flock to this patch of nature to be awed by its beauty, to play in its waterways, and to connect with its land. Adventurers can walk remote coastal bushland trails and swim at pristine beaches dominated by granite tors, snorkel the state’s largest marine national park, and witness the native wildlife.
You could spend weeks exploring every nook and cranny of this park and still not experience all it has to offer. With that said, you can still spend a few days scaling the granite peaks of Mount Bishop or Mount Oberon for panoramic views or dig your toes into the sand at Cotters Beach to Whisky Bay and Fairy Cove. Camping is one of the best ways to experience The Prom, but it’s not the only way. Here are five luxury glamping options and cabins to book for your next visit to The Prom.
Secure your own little slice of The Prom at Limosa Rise, a set of three self-contained cabins perched on a hill overlooking the ocean and surrounding bushland. Choose from a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom unit, each set apart, giving guests privacy. Inside, you will find a well-equipped kitchen, breakfast staples in the morning, BBQ facilities, and despite the remoteness, there is free Wifi available. Each unit offers spectacular views from sunrise to sunset. Nearby, explore the local area and venture into The Prom, for hiking, fishing, and more.
Explore the northern end of The Prom with a stay at Driftwood Villas. Sitting in Sandy Point, guests will have access to long, sweeping beaches, also known as some of Victoria’s best beaches. The villas are perfect for families and larger groups, as the two-bedroom houses sleep five and the four-bedroom holiday home sleeps 12. Inside, find everything you need for a long stay, including a kitchen with an oven, microwave, toaster, and kettle. The interior is simple, but it’s clean and beats a tent. The views are also beautiful and serene. Not to mention, it’s close to Sandy Point, which makes it worth it.
This two-bedroom holiday home (sleeps 6) in Yanakie is a great place to base yourself for exploring The Prom. It’s only a short drive to most of the park’s attractions, including Red Bluff Coastal Reserve and several secluded sandy coves. The home itself is luxe, with modern furnishings, a flat-screen TV, and air conditioning — a rarity in the park. Pull up a seat on the terrace and enjoy the sweet sounds of birds chirping and not much else.
The name speaks for itself. The Lookout is perched high above the tree canopy, offering the best views in The Prom that doesn’t require a hike. The three-bedroom home has a striking design, including a patio, which is perfect for lounging on with a glass of wine and a cheese board. Expect light timber interiors with basic furnishings and a laundry room. What it lacks in style makes up for in views and location.
This three-bedroom home at Sandy Point is as stylish as you will get in The Prom. Guests will find everything they need for a short or long-term stay, including a kitchen, fridge, and oven. Although the major draw of The Sands is its proximity to Waratah Beach, which is only 700 metres away. There are also hiking trails and other beaches to explore nearby.