South Point is the southernmost point of the Australian mainland. It lies at the tip of Wilsons Promontory in the state of Victoria and is a part of Wilsons Promontory National Park.
On a lovely summer day, I happened to find a vacancy at that lighthouse accommodation of the Wilsons promontory. I suddenly decided to go to Proms for South Point.
Leaving my Brompton at the parking of Telegraph Saddle, I started a track walk toward the lighthouse where I was luckily able to make a reservation.
1st day. 19 km trail walk from Telegraph Saddle to Lighthouse via Roaring Meg.
Looking back to Telegraph Saddle where I started to walk an hour ago.
After going over a ridge, I arrived at Roaring Meg. I had another 6.9 km to the lighthouse.
After another ridge to go over, I reached the cliff side track to look over a shining white small island in the sea.
Last slope to the lighthouse was really heart-breaking.
Accommodation was more than expected!
Encountering a wombat at first time.
In 1859 the Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse was built on a 90-meter cliff on the point. The tower itself is only 19 meter high. Though quite a few the lighthouses, including Cape Otway Lighthouse, become not in use now, the Wilsons Lighthouse is still active and protects shipping travelling through Bass Strait.
(To be continued)