Local fires still dominate the news and conversation. Graham, husband of our host at Lakes Entrance works for the Ambulance Service, has been working at the fire sites for the last 7 days.

Foster is a good place to spend the night for an early start to Wilsons Promontory National Park, affectionately known by locals as the Prom. Located at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it has everything ~ huge granite mountains, rainforest, beaches and coastlines. We only had time to explore a couple of highlights, Squeaky Beach and Tidal River.

Squeaky Beach

Squeaky Beach, has rounded quartz sand that ‘squeaks’ when you walk on it!

Tidal River

Tidal River, is the main camp site on the Prom a great place for families ~ we had a walk around.

Travelling form the Prom to Lakes entrance we stopped at Port Albert ” the oldest port in Gippsland” and named after Queen Victoria’s Prince Consort. There’s a great museum full of ship wreck items, old communication & navigation aids, sealing & whaling displays…Matthew was in his element!

Port Albert


On the road

Just a snap shot of things we saw along the road.

Lakes Entrance

Early evening we arrive at Lakes Entrance and our airbnb accommodation. We receive a warm welcome from Nina and are shown around what’s to be our home for the next couple of days; a very cosy unit separate from the main house. We take Nina up on her offer make us dinner; a gourmet meal that would have put the best of restaurants to shame.