The geological processes the formed Wilsons Prom
During the most recent ice age, the Prom formed part of a mainland bridge to Tasmania, which allowed Aboriginal people to reach what is now an Island state. About 10,000 years ago, the climate warmed, the ice melted and Bass Strait again become submerged. At this time, the Prom was an Island until the winds and tides deposited the sands which became the isthmus. The fierce weather of Bass Strait has eroded the granite into the well rounded mountains of today and shaped the many granite boulders which are a feature of Prom scenery. What did the indigenous use Wilsons Prom for?
It is thought that the park may have been used as what is known as the land bridge, which was used to reach Tasmania when it was only aboriginals who inhabited the area. What did the European use Wilsons Prom for?
Activities to do at Wilsons Prom
There are plenty of things to do at Wilsons Promontory such as hiking, surfing, scenic drives, camping and lots more!
When did the prom become a national park?
Wilsons Prom was temporarily reserved as a site in 1898, and was permanently declared after a long campaign by the 'Field Naturalists Club of Victoria' and the tourist industry in 1905. Who is responsible for looking after the Prom?
Parks Victoria is responsible for looking after Wilson’s Promontory they; Manage parks along with the visitor facilities and cultural assets found in parks Manage staff, volunteers and contractors
Work with stakeholders and manage issues
Provide information and services to customers and stakeholders Manage budgets
Respond to emergencies such as bushfires, floods and search and rescue operations.
Fauna commonly found at Wilsons Promontory
Wombats are found at the prom and will help themselves into your tent if it isn’t zipped up!
Flora commonly found at Wilsons Promontory
This is the rare Eastern Spider Orchid that is found only in certain...
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