Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Big Lap Part 4! We started just south of Perth in Western Australia and finished in Melbourne, Victoria. Now gear up as we embark on our trip of the east coast of the country!
We have disembarked the Spirit of Tasmania and are back in the capital of Victoria. Heading east, we head towards Wilson Promontory – the largest coastal park in the state. This drive will take roughly three hours, but detours are always a good idea! Phillip Island is a perfect spot to visit. The famous little penguins and gorgeous beaches are a sight to see!
Once you finally arrive at the Prom, the 50,000-hectare national park will blow you away! With a range of activities – from walking trails and wildlife watching to scuba diving – Wilsons Promontory can’t be missed on your lap of the country!
Less than four hours away from Wilsons Promontory is Lakes Entrance – another hotspot that needs to be seen when visiting Victoria. Along the way, you can stop at Port Albert, Golden Beach and Paynesville, all slow-paced and stunning coastal towns. Lakes Entrance is home to picturesque landscapes that can be viewed a number of ways. Your typical boat tours and bike rides are a couple of ways to see the beauty, but why not take it up a notch? Segway rides along Ninety Mile Beach and helicopter rides over the region will definitely make your trip a memorable one.
Before saying goodbye to Victoria, as you head towards the New South Wales boarder, there has to be one more stop. The Croajingolong National Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and is home to more than 300 species of birds, 50 species of mammals and 1500 plant species. Nature lovers, this is a must!
Hello, New South Wales! The first stop in the state should be Eden, one of the best whale-watching locations in the country. Eden sits on the magnificent Sapphire Coast and is home to the Eden Killer Whale Museum. Next on the list is Bega, the unofficial cheese capital of the state. Make sure you are hungry; the selection of Australia’s finest cheese and other treats need to be tasted!
Pictured is Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park. Image courtesy of Visit Victoria.