If you like wilderness bushwalking, stunning coastal scenery and secluded white-sand beaches, you’ll absolutely love the Prom – one of the most popular national parks in Australia. That's hardly surprising, given its accessibility from Melbourne, its network of more than 80km of walking tracks, its swimming and surf beaches, and its abundant wildlife. The southernmost part of mainland Australia, the Prom once formed part of a land bridge that allowed people to walk to Tasmania.
Tidal River, 30km from the park entrance, is the hub, home to the Parks Victoria office, a general store, a cafe and accommodation, but there's no fuel here. The wildlife around Tidal River is incredibly tame, but to prevent disease, don't feed the animals or birds.
The Brataualung clan from the Gunai and Kurnai nation are the traditional custodians of this land.