Cheviot Hill Walk (Point Nepean National Park)


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)



Need to know

Cheviot Hill Walk (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


  • 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.  

Gunners Car Park Closure

Gunners carpark will be closed from 3pm onwards on Saturday January 6th due to a public event. The shuttle bus service will be unaffected.

Gunners Car Park Closure - 6th January

Gunners Car Park will be closed from 3pm onwards on Saturday 6th of January for a public event. 
The shuttle bus service will be operating as normal.

Beach access at The Bend

Beach access from the Bay Beach Walk at The Bend, within Point Nepean National Park, is affected by storm damage.  

Altered Front Gate Opening/Closing Times

Point Nepean National Park is open daily. Temporarily vehicles may enter the park between 7am-7pm and can exit at any time. Pedestrians and cyclists can enter and exit the park any time.

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