Cheviot Hill Walk (Point Nepean National Park)

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Cheviot Hill Walk (Point Nepean National Park)

Follow the short trail from Defence Road to Cheviot Hill, the highest point of Point Nepean National Park. Look out over Bass Strait and Cheviot Beach, from where former Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared in 1967.

How to get there

Cheviot Hill Walk (Point Nepean National Park)

Facilities

Lookout
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Need to know

Cheviot Hill Walk (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • No vehicles
  • Management vehicle only
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

South Channel Fort (Point Nepean National Park) - Tunnels closed

The South Channel Fort and Jetty remains open to public access. However, all access into the sub terrain tunnels/ keep (via Licensed Tour Operators) is currently restricted due to safety concerns - pending further engineering/ technical assessments.

Closures - Fort Nepean

Engine house walking track closed until further notice.  Access to Gun emplacements 5 & 6, Engine House, Battery Observation Posts restricted.  

May 24th - No Shuttle Bus service this day due to Public Event

No Shuttle Bus service May 24th 

Point Nepean Opening and Closing Times - vehicle access

Point Nepean National Park -  Gate opening and closing is currently 5am open and 5pm close to vehicles. Vehicles can exit the park at anytime.  Pedestrian and bike access available all hours.  

Discovery Tents expansion: February – late 2024

Works to expand the ‘Discovery Tents’ campground at Point Nepean National Park are nearing completion, with re-vegetation and planting underway. 

During this time, access to the new camping area will be temporarily closed to allow time for the grass and plantings to establish. Bunting and signage is in place to help direct visitors. For more information, visit the project page, email the team at engage@parks.vic.gov.au or call us on 13 1963.

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