A family holiday doesn’t always have to be beachside havens and city escapes. Get the kids to put away their iPads and mobile phones and put on their runners as you pack the whole brood up for a nature getaway to the stunning Wilsons Promontory National Park. Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness area stretches over 50,000 hectares and is sprinkled with walking paths and hiking trails through bushland and beaches, so you’re sure to rack up your daily steps.
With cedar cabins, swanky hotels and glamping on offer, nature-loving families have plenty of choices when picking a wild escape close to Melbourne. You can easily drive to Yanakie, Foster and Inverloch, or spot dolphins and migrating whales at Refuge Cove and wallabies and echidnas on the Loo Errn Boardwalk track. After the sun sets over the top of Mount Oberon, herd the brood back to your Wilsons Prom accommodation for a restful night in Mother Nature’s embrace.