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This week, the Victorian government has announced the $23M Wilsons Promontory Revitalisation project which will see new accommodation options added to the summer hot spot.
During peak periods, a ballot system is used at Wilsons Prom to snag a spot with the park units being at 100% capacity over the past couple of summers. Around 140,000 people stayed at the Tidal River campground over the past summer.
Two new units will be added alongside the existing Tidal River huts which will provide more accommodation for families and groups. Some of the ageing Wildernerness Retreats in that area will also be replaced.
“We’re investing in projects to get people into nature, with more accessible and affordable options like new campgrounds, better walking trails and visitor facilities,” said Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio.
At the northern part of Wilsons Promontory National Park new studio-style accommodation will be built, allowing visitors to explore the trails through the north-eastern section of the park. Other parts of the package include a revamped visitor precinct at Tidal River, new walks, and other upgrades.
“The Prom is much-loved destination and huge tourism drawcard for Gippsland, the upgrades will ensure that it continues to be visited by locals and tourists from across the globe,” said Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing.
Parks Victoria is engaging with Traditional Owners on this project and gathering feedback from the community, with surveys and opportunities to join the conversation on Engage Victoria: engage.vic.gov.au/wilsons-prom