Australia has many magnificent national parks, ranging from tropical rainforest and the coral cays of Capricornia I shared previously (click here), to the harsh beauty of the Outback. Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, affectionately known as the Prom, is the southernmost national park on the Australian mainland and a particular favourite of mine.
When my English friend, Jayne, visited last year we hoped to camp at least overnight to explore this national treasure with my cousins, Trish and Keith. Unfortunately, the weather forecasts were ominous, so we settled on a day trip and a walk around one of the headlands to nearby Little Oberon Bay. The bad weather held off and, as you can see, we enjoyed a marvellous walk in a very special place.
|View of neighbouring islands from the road into the Prom|
|Tea tree and perhaps a kind of myrtle in flower|
|Red Wattle Bird at the Tidal River general store - the starting point for our walk|
|My companions sallying forth|
|Magnificent Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos|
|And they're off..|
|Little Oberon Bay|
|Some of the beautiful wildflowers - this is a Scaevola or Fan Flower|
|Even in Paradise, there is a reminder that Nature is not always so benign.|
|Black Wing Gull - "I'm ready for my close up, Mr De Mille."|
|"...or is this my best side?"|
|Back to Norman Bay|
|As we headed away from the coast, Wilsons Prom still had more to share.|
|We stopped to photograph a pair of emus|
|But we weren't the only audience|
|The surrounding trees were full of birds|
|Corellas, and Pink and Grey Galahs|
It's almost 12 months now since our visit to The Prom. After having been so remiss with my posts this year, I thought about just picking up from this Spring, but I really think The Prom is worth sharing. Hope you agree!