South Point - Wilsons Promontory


Reserved as a National Park as far back as 1898, Wilsons Promontory is a 200km drive from Melbourne. Tidal River, 30km inside the Park boundary, is the only settlement in the park. It is a very popular holiday camping spot.

It is a 4km drive to the Telegraph Saddle car park and then a 17km walk to South Point.



South Point is the most southerly point of the Australian mainland, not the lighthouse as many people believe.

It is a rocky outcrop at the end of a headland.

These photos were taken in May 2003.





From South Point it is a 10km walk around to the lighthouse.

South Point is about 300m further south than the lighthouse.

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