Point Nepean Walks
Wilson’s Folly Track at London Bridge takes you into Point Nepean National Park and to the tip of famous Point Nepean. Visit the historic Quarantine Station, explore historic fortifications and gun emplacements, Moonah woodlands, enjoy views of Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay at the Heads. Point Nepean is part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park, and lies adjacent to the Port Phillip Marine National Park.
The Point Nepean Walks are part three of the Mornington Peninsula 100km Walk.
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WILSONS FOLLY TRACK
1.7km track links London Bridge in the Mornington Peninsula National Park with Point Nepean National Park. The track is an extension of the Coastal Walk from Cape Schanck.
1.5km from the Information Centre. Wander around the historic site which was established in 1852 to protect the colony of Melbourne from ship borne diseases. From the 1950s the buildings also housed the Army Officer Cadet School.
RANGE AREA WALK
The 1.8 kilometre walk meanders through coastal scrub, a former Rifle Range and passes Monash Break and Light with sweeping views of the park and Melbourne City. The Range Area was used to train cadets in the Army Officer Cadet School; training included firing rifles, grenades and machine guns. The walk links the Quarantine Station and Cheviot Hill.
WALTER PISTERMAN HERITAGE WALK
1km return starts at Gunners Cottage passing Point Nepean Cemetery to the remnants of the former quarantine cattle jetty where there is a picnic area and views of the bay. Stroll through coastal vegetation to Port Phillip Bay at Observatory Point with views of Port Phillip Heads.
CHEVIOT HILL AND HAROLD HOLT MEMORIAL
Cheviot Hill is the highest point of Point Nepean, with World War II fortifications. Walk the track up to the hilltop which overlooks Cheviot Beach, the site where former Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared in 1967. A memorial is located 500 metres from Cheviot Hill.
FORT PEARCE AND EAGLES NEST
Explore the lookouts from the fortifications with stunning views of Bass Strait, the Pearce Barracks site where army personnel lived and the location of Australia’s largest Disappearing Gun.
5.2km from the Information Centre. Contains a series of military fortifications dating back to the 1880s with stunning views of Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait. Explore the tunnels, forts and gun emplacements from which the first allied shots of both World War I and World War II were fired .