Tidal River Open Space

Wilsons Promontory National Park is a favoured destination for visitors to Victoria. Local residents are equally passionate about the wild beauty of the region and want to help create a missing link in the Park: A gathering place for locals and for visitors where they can socialise, hold events and, ultimately, learn more about this breath-taking natural place before stepping out into the wilderness.

In a report advocating the development of a space that would encourage building connections to other people as well as to the landscape, it was noted that, while there are facilities to accommodate and to provide food and information for visitors and to house administration at Tidal River:

“There is no place for people to meet and gather, to socialise and to begin their connection to, and appreciation of, the wild places they will encounter during their stay.”[1]

The TROS group is working in close collaboration with People and Parks Foundation and Parks Victoria to design an open space area at Tidal River to serve as an introduction to the Park and a key attraction for tourists. It is also designed as a place for local and regional visitors to build community, appreciate and use the natural spaces on their doorstep. People and Parks Foundation are also working with the TROS project group in order to help raise awareness and funding towards the realisation of this outdoor space. If you wish to make a donation to the TROS project, click here.

In order to help keep this important project in the public eye, expand the membership of the TROS group, and with the added bonus of being able to regularly experience the beauty of the Prom, the TROS group arranges a walk at Wilsons Prom National Park on the 3rd Sunday of every month. In February, they walked to Sparkes Lookout and enjoyed a lavish morning tea under the trees post-walk! For more information on scheduled walks, check out www.tidalriveropenspace.com.

[1] Tidal River Open Space Report