Backpacking Foster and Wilsons Promontory

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    CHECK OUT THE MAGNIFICENT VIEW FROM MOUNT BISHOP IN WILSONS PROMONTORY: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    WILSONS PROMONTORY IS RENOWENED FOR ITS SPECTACULAR SCENERY: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    WILSONS PROMONTORY IS POPULAR FOR BUSHWALKING (HIKING): Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    WILSONS PROMONTORY IS A GREAT PLACE FOR WATER SPORTS LIKE KAYAKING, SURFING, SWIMMING AND DIVING: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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Foster and Wilsons Promontory Highlights

  • Foster is a good base for visiting Wilsons Promontory National Park, which is renowned for its spectacular scenery and is also popular for activities such as bushwalking (hiking), swimming, kayaking, surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving and viewing wildlife.

  • Visit Agnes Falls, which are the highest single span falls in Victoria.

  • Head to Turtons Creek Reserve, where there is a small waterfall set amongst a spectacular forest of giant eucalypts, wattles and ferns.

About Foster and Wilsons Promontory

Population 2,200

Foster was originally a gold mining town settled in the 1870's. Today it is a service town for the surrounding agricultural areas providing various shops and services.

Foster is also a good base for visiting Wilsons Promontory National Park, which is located just under 50 kilometres away at the southernmost point of the Australian mainland. This very popular national park is renowned for its spectacular scenery including granite headlands, mountains, forests and fern gullies. It is also popular for activities such as bushwalking (hiking), swimming, kayaking, surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving and viewing wildlife.

Other natural attractions nearby Foster include Agnes Falls, which are the highest single span falls in Victoria and Turtons Creek Reserve, where there is a small waterfall set amongst a spectacular forest of giant eucalypts, wattles and ferns.

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