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Wilsons Promontory

The Wilsons Promontory, also known as Yiruk and Wamoon in the Gunai and Bunwurrung languages respectively, is a peninsula that forms the southernmost part of the Australian mainland, located in the state of Victoria.

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  • Area:481.508 km2
  • Elevation:476 m
  • Population:13
  • Local Government Area:South Gippsland Shire Council

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The Wilsons Promontory, also known as Yiruk and Wamoon in the Gunai and Bunwurrung languages respectively, is a peninsula that forms the southernmost part of the Australian mainland, located in the state of Victoria. South Point at 39°08'06?S 146°22'32?E is the southernmost tip of Wilsons Promontory and hence of mainland Australia. Located at nearby South East Point, (39°07'S 146°25'E) is the Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse. Most of the peninsula is protected by the Wilsons Promontory National Park and the Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park. # History # Weather Wilsons Promontory has an oceanic climate heavily influenced by maritime currents bringing summer temps far below what is the norm, even by south coast Australian standards, while winters are heavily influenced by low-pressure systems and high rainfall. # Things to do

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