Wilson's Promontory National Park is Australia's oldest national park, established in 1898, it sits at the Southern most tip of Australia's mainland: it is "our backyard" – we have been photographing it for over twenty years. "The Prom," as it is affectionately known to generations of Victorians, is a wonderful natural get-away, just two hours from Melbourne. The park has long been valued for its rugged natural beauty and diversity; extending across granite mountains, pristine coastal bays, dune systems, shallow inlets, mangrove swamps and temperate rainforest. The Prom has a fascinating history of Aboriginal occupation and European exploration, of sealing and whaling, mining and forestry and now tourism. Parts of the park are often devastated by bushfires, resulting in amazing photographic possibilities. All our photographs of bushfires at the Prom can be found in the Places>Australia>Bushfires gallery. Whatever the season, whatever the conditions, there is always something to photograph in "The Prom".
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