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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons PromontoryNational Park

By Eve UPPS AustraliaHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Basic Park Questions

Part 1

When did Wilsons Prom become a National Park?

Wilsons Prom became a National Park in 1898. It was discovered by Mr George Bass and he called it Furneauxs Land as he thought it was the same land Captain Furneaux discovered. It wasnt, as his friend Mr Matthew Flinders told him. They then recommended the name Wilsons Prom to Governor Hunter in 1789. The name Wilson came from a friend of Mr Flinders.

How many People Visit the Park Each Year?

The Park each year has around 400 000 people visit them through staying overnight and just looking and doing all the things there.

WHAT IS THE LOCATION OF WILSONS PROM?

Wilsons Prom is located on the Southernmost point of mainland Australia within Eastern Gippsland. The address of Wilsons Prom is:Wilsons Promontory VIC 3960 (Australia)

This is a map of where Wilsons Prom is in Victoria, Australia.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN RESOURCES/FEATURES AT WILSONS PROM?The main features are: The beaches The Rainforests and Trail walks The Lighthouse The animals and amazing wildlifeAnd spectacular views of the nightly sunset.

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WHAT ANIMALS LIVE IN WILSONS PROM?

There have been over 30 different native land animals sighted in Wilsons Prom, including kangaroos, wombats, crimson rosella, koalas, and the white footed dunnart. HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

White footed Dunnart

KoalaCrimson Rosella

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WHAT PLANTS CAN YOU FIND IN WILSONS PROM?

You can find the most southerly stand of Mangrove, the White Mangrove, in Wilsons Prom which are quite commonly found. Also, there are cool and warm temperature rainforests, woodlands, tall open forests, heathlands and swamps. Wilsons Prom is also home to many fauna and endangered species.HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

The White Mangrove

What activitIes can you do at Wilsons Prom?

There are a range of activities you can do at Wilsons Prom, Bush walks on the trails (ranging up from 1 hour to 3 days) Playing on Squeaky Beach (a beach with sand that squeaks) Go to the Lightstation with a Lighthouse and discover its history.

For more activities to do at Wilsons Promontory go to: http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/wilsons-promontory-national-park/things-to-do?result_610_result_page=1

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Are there any myths or legends associated with Wilsons Prom?

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For Wilsons Prom

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT WILSONS PROMDID YOU KNOW. The water surrounding Wilsons Prom is actually protected as a Marine National Park? Wilsons Prom has its own Education Centre for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students? Aboriginals knew Wilsons Prom as Yiruk or Wamoon?

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If you travel to my Park

PART 2

WHAT KIND OF WEATHER WILL YOU FIND IN WILSONS PROM?

In March the average or mean for the maximum is 66.92 degrees Fahrenheit.In January the average or mean for the maximum is 69.08 degrees Fahrenheit. In May the average or mean for the maximum is 59 Fahrenheit.In September the average or mean for the maximum is 57.56 Fahrenheit.This data is relevant to 2013.

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WHAT KIND OF CLOTHING DO YOU HAVE TO BRING IF YOU VISIT WILSONS PROM NOW?It is 71.6 degrees Fahrenheit today (3/8/14) so:For ladies and girls: leggings, a skirt (with or without), a T-shirt, sandals or thongs and a cardigan. For men and boys:Jeans, a T-shirt, Jumper and sneakers (I like Converse!).

WHAT IS THE COST FOR GOING TO WILSONS PROM?

The cost for Wilsons Prom is free for the day, but you can stay overnight.

Inside the Tents

WHAT TIME OF YEAR IS THE BEST TIME TO GO TO WILSONS PROM?The best time to go has been recommended by Parks Victoria. Holidays like, Melbourne Cup, Labour Day, Easter and Christmas Break. But they tend to get very busy. You even have to enter your name into a ballot, which is like a lottery to get a camping spot!

The Melbourne Cup

Easter

WHERE WILL WE TRAVEL TO GET TO WILSONS PROM FROM MONROE, NTH CAROLINA?

First you would fly to Melbourne Airport and then hire a car or catch a bus to Tidal River, Wilsons Prom.

THANKS FOR WATCHING MY PRESENATION!By Eve from UPPSin Australia