by Mikayla in Travel

Foster and Wilsons Promontory

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Foster is a small country town just a stone’s throw from Wilsons Promontory. The community is close knit and thriving, but incredibly welcoming to all newcomers and visitors alike. Farmers Markets are held outside the town hall every few weeks where you can enjoy fresh produce and chat with the locals, and the larger Foster Market that happens several times a year attracts visitors from all over Victoria with its plethora of stalls showcasing handmade trinkets, local produce and interesting food, wine, and animal products.

The town itself has community vegetable gardens and flower beds, and the locals take it into their own hands to ensure they are clean and blooming all year round. A variety of small shops and cafes can be browsed, and Pearl Park, which has the local creek running through it, is a beautiful spot to stop for a picnic lunch or a wander through the gardens.

Take a short drive to the neighbouring picturesque towns of Fish Creek and Meeniyan to enjoy local fare, boutique wineries and galleries, or head in the other direction to Agnes Falls, where you can enjoy a stroll to see Victoria’s largest single-span waterfall.

The crowning jewel of this quiet coastal area, however, is Wilsons Promontory, a pristine stretch of coastline and protected bushland that houses an abundance of native Australian wildlife and boasts some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in all of Australia. Camping or cabin stays are available at Tidal River, as well as a small general store and café. From Tidal River, it’s a short walk to the beach, or you can enjoy longer hikes to surrounding beaches and mountaintop viewing platforms or take the car and park close by if you only want to enjoy a short stroll. Tidal river has a surf beach, Squeaky Beach is famous for its pristine sand that squeaks as you walk, and Fairy Cove is excellent for a day of snorkelling, and nowhere can beat the summit of Mount Oberon for its sunset views.

For the more adventurous traveller, Wilsons Promontory also offers many overnight hikes of varying difficulty and distance. The campsites are equipped with running water and drop toilets that are well kept, and all tent sites are clean and checked regularly by park rangers for upkeep. Some of the most beautiful spots can only be reached by these hikes (Refuge Cove and Sealers Cove are some personal favourites), so if you feel up for the challenge, tie on those boots and take Wilsons Promontory for all it has to offer. 
About the Author:

Mikayla

Mikayla is a local to the Foster and Wilsons Promontory who took up our challenge to share the beauty of her local area.

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