Squeaky Beach and the Exceptional Wilsons Promontory

Squeaky Beach and the Exceptional Wilsons Promontory

Australia
Australia

When Is the Best Time

The Wilsons Promontory National Park is extremely beautiful feels like being in paradise. It is the southernmost National Park on the mainland. Stunning beaches like Squeaky Beach that stretches for km. The park has abundant wildlife all around during the night at the campgrounds. You may spot wombats, kangaroos, emus, lots of birds during your stay. This park has all in one from temperature rain forest to stunning beaches, hiking trails for all fitness levels from short to multi-day hikes. 

Squeaky Beach Best Time

The best time for this wonderful beach is in the morning to experience the orange glimmering rocks in perfect sunlight. Avoid high tide, because you can see the rocks in their full shape at low tide only. Check for low tide

Weather

The best weather is usually from December to March. You could also go in September/October or April. Avoid May to August, as these months are the coldest and wettest.

Crowds

It’s usually not heavily crowded. However, on weekends, bank holiday and December/January (school holiday) it gets crowded. There is plenty of camping but few accommodations only.

Best Months to Visit

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Location and Tips

Victoria, The Prom
Australia
Australia

Squeaky Beach is one of the many magical places in the often called "The Prom". The park was established in 1898. The name of the beach comes from the grains of quartz. It makes a squeaking sound while walking on the sand. The beach is well known for the huge granite boulders with algae on it which causes this fiery red colour.

Where to Stay in the Prom - Camping

If you stay outside of the park, it's an hour drive or even more. The park offers only a few cabins, often fully booked.  The campground is huge, and the sanitation is fine. The camping fee is high, but cabins outside the park are quite expensive. The big advantage of camping inside the park is that you are able to enjoy the morning and evening moods. In the morning it is silent on hiking trails, and in the evening you might spot wombats at the campground. Many birds are used to people, and you may spot them close or they even fly to your head.

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