Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park


Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park

Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape that includes the traditional Country of the Yorta Yorta Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country. 

Spanning 21,636ha, Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park protects open eucalypt forest of Red Stringybark, Blakely’s Red Gum, Grey Box and Mugga Ironbark.

Located between Beechworth and the low hills surrounding Chiltern, tour the area and you'll be privy to the striking Mount Pilot Range and Woolshed Falls. 

There are a number of established picnic sites located throughout the park. Bring a picnic basket and head to Reedy Creek, a popular spot amongst campers and prospectors. Camping and accommodation are available in the nearby historic towns of Chiltern and Beechworth.

With well-formed vehicle tracks throughout the park, it's a wonderful place for short or day-long walks, cycling and horse-riding, as well as car and four-wheel drive touring. 

Visit Yeddonba – an important site for Aboriginal people – and you'll be able to view original Aboriginal rock art. The Mount Pilot area was the original land of the Dhudhuroa tribe with many other Aboriginal groups passing through or camping in the valleys surrounding Mount Pilot Range. For these tribes, game and native plants were plentiful in these areas.  

The park contains the highest number of mammal, bird and reptile species recorded at any Box-Ironbark site, making it a fantastic location to spot and photograph natural habitats. More than 200 bird species have been recorded in the park including threatened woodland species such as the Regent Honeyeater, Swift Parrot, Turquoise Parrot and Square Tailed Kite.  Eastern Grey Kangaroos can be seen grazing during late afternoon and Black Swamp Wallabies are often observed darting out from rocky outcrops.  A variety of tree dwelling mammals including the Tuan (Brush-tailed Phascogale), Squirrel Gliders, Sugar Gliders and Feathertail Gliders seek out small hollows for breeding and shelter. Common Brushtail and Ringtail Possums are also found in the park.  


Things To Do

Two walkers head across the Razorback near Mt Feathertop at Sunset.

Mount Pilot Lookout

Take a short walk from the car park to the 545-metre summit of Mount Pilot, where you'll be rewarded with a stunning 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside. On a clear day, Mount Buffalo is easily recognisable on the southern horizon.
Sticky everlasting flowers

Whitebox Walking Track

Starting at Honeyeater Picnic Area, this 8.5km walk will take 2-3 hours and introduce you to some of the natural and historical features of the park.

Woolshed Falls

A 10 minute drive north from Beechworth, the falls are a great spot for a picnic or spectacular views after heavy rain. A 6km walking track links Woolshed Falls to Beechworth via the Cascades and the Gorge Scenic Drive.
A boy crouches at the waters panning for gold in a river.

Fossicking and prospecting

Many of the world’s largest gold nuggets have been found in Victoria. Try your luck at fossicking and prospecting and find out what's required before you start sifting for gold.

Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Crimson Rosella
Lace monitors

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

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Licensed Tour Operators know all the best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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How to get there

Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park

Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park is located between Beechworth and the low hills surrounding Chiltern. It is 275km north-east of Melbourne and 34km north of Wangaratta. Follow the Hume Freeway to the Chiltern turn off.  

When to go

Need to know

Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Yeddonba (Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park)

    Closure of Walkway at Yeddonba

    The elevated walkway and access to the art site at Yeddonba in Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park has been closed for safety reasons.
    An engineering assessment on the walkway identified a number of structural defects that require remediation and recommended closure.
    The walking track and visitor facilities at the site remain open.

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