Explore Wilsons Promontory with Merrell

03 October 2022
To help introduce this next-generation hiker, Merrell Ambassador, Brooke Saward @worldwanderlust put them to the test as we explored the unique landscapes of the Wilsons Promontory National Park (affectionately known as ‘The Prom’) – proving the Zion's sure-footed traction and trail-worthy protection certainly delivers on a variety of terrains.


We were lucky enough to be guided by Angie from Life's An Adventure, so we knew we were going to explore see the best The Prom has to offer. (Although that’s not too hard!)


First stop was Vereker Lookout (a 6km return trip from Five Mile carpark). The trail itself is spotted with wildlife, from swamp wallabies to emus, to the birdlife that calls Wilsons Prom home. The Zion hiker offers comfort and stability as you navigate the uneven trail and granite boulders up to the lookout.


Once you’ve reached the summit, you’ll be greeted with spectacular views in all directions. A great place to start your Wilsons Prom adventure, setting the scene of what lies ahead.


After a quick pit stop at the Tidal River General Store where you’re likely to eat your lunch alongside more of the local wildlife, we set off on the Tidal River Overlook Track.


A short walk over the footbridge will put you at the start of a number of trails. We headed to Pillar Point. An easy walk, but be warned, there’s a slight incline the whole way to get you up to the lookout. Which is certainly worth the shortness of breath when you get there.


Offering sweeping views of Norman Beach to the south and Squeaky Beach to the north as well as islands dotted off the shore, Pillar Point is a stunning centre-point of what the Wilsons Prom coast has to offer.


As we watched the sun set over the ocean, we picked our spot for the following day, knowing the white sand of the Wilsons Prom beaches will be a dream to walk in when morning comes.


Day 2 at The Prom started with a sunrise walk up to the top of Mount Nicoll, on the outskirts of the national park. Though our sunrise was somewhat spoilt by cloud cover on a cool morning, the walk up to the top of Mount Nicoll was a good test for Vibram® Megagrip® of the Zion hikers, navigating the dewy trail with serious traction.


The drive into Wilsons Promontory National Park is just as stunning as the lookouts themselves. The rolling green hills then give way to a range of flora as you enter the national park, including varieties of eucalyptus, banksias and correa.


A must-see spot that you have to discover by foot is Squeaky Beach. The granite boulders welcome you as you enter the beach. Their presence is immediate and their colours, beautiful. Exploring the shoreline is equally as impressive. As the sun shone, it would be easy to forget the 50,000 hectares of spectacular national parkland behind you, waiting to be explored.



About Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park, affectionately known as 'The Prom', it is one of the Victoria’s best loved parks – and with good reason. The state’s largest coastal wilderness area, the 50,000-hectare national park is packed with walking tracks and abundant in wildlife.


About Life’s An Adventure

Started by Tasmanians, Mark and Vicki Norek, Life's An Adventure was born from Mark’s passion for hiking, coupled with Vicki’s love of the finer things in life. Offering incredible walking experiences throughout Australia, that include luxury accommodation and fine dining options local to the region, Life’s An Adventure enables busy, urbanites to explore the natural world in an accessible and inspiring way.

About Brooke Saward

Brooke’s love of travel saw the birth of, World of Wanderlust, where she shares her travel tales, knowledge, and reviews, giving readers and followers insight into places they might not have thought to visit or experiences they would not have otherwise known existed. Originally from Launceston, Tasmania, Brooke strives to inspire others to travel – both throughout Australia and abroad. Follow her journey @worldwanderlust