Day 15: Wilsons Promontory, Phillip Island

I woke up just after sunrise in my tent in the Tidal River campground.  With the early start, I managed to get in two hikes before leaving Wilsons Promontory: Lilly Pilly Gully and Mount Oberon. The hike through Lilly Pilly Gully is mostly flat except for the ascent and descent up the side of Mount Bishop.  The low, flat parts are a rainforest, with ferns … Continue reading Day 15: Wilsons Promontory, Phillip Island

Day 14: Braving the Wilds at Wilsons Promontory

My Melbourne friends, Aydin and Ben, helped outfit me for an overnight camping trip to Wilsons Promontory National Park, a wilderness area located at the southernmost point in mainland Australia.  To get there, I rented a car in Melbourne’s Central Business District.  Driving on the left side of the road took some getting used to and even with GPS, I made several wrong turns and … Continue reading Day 14: Braving the Wilds at Wilsons Promontory