Wilsons Promontory to reopen this weekend

Wilsons Promontory will reopen to the public this weekend after bushfires that blazed for more than a month have been brought under control.

The national park on Victoria's southeast tip will reopen to day visitors from Saturday but it will be another week before campers can return.

Camping and accommodation will be allowed from Friday, March 27, in time for the Easter long weekend.

The main visitor areas of the park, including Tidal River, Norman Bay and Squeaky Beach, were not affected by the fire.

But some of the wilderness areas in the park's northeast will remain closed until they are declared safe and infrastructure, such as walking tracks and toilets, is repaired.

The park has been closed since February 9 after a blaze broke out the day after Black Saturday, scorching more than 25,000 ha.

State Environment Minister Gavin Jennings and Emergency Services Commissioner Bruce Esplin inspected the fire-affected areas of the park from the air on Wednesday.

Mr Jennings said entry to the park would be free to lure tourists back.

"The fire is under control so the park is safe for visitors," he said.

"I am delighted to announce that the park will open this Saturday to day visitors and entry will be free for the week to encourage people to come and have a look.

"I encourage Victorians to return to the Prom and watch its renewal over the next few months."