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Short Walks: Under 1 Hour

Range Area Walk (Point Nepean National Park)

Walk Difficulty This 1.8-kilometre walk links the historic Quarantine Station to Gunners Cottage and meanders through coastal scrub and a former Rifle Range. The Range Area was used to train cadets from the Army Officer Cadet School. They were trained to firing rifles, grenades and machine guns. At about the halfway mark, a short diversion walk takes you to the Monash Light Lookout tower with sweeping views of the park, the peninsula, and northwards across Port Phillip Bay to Melbourne city.

Car parking is available at the Quarantine Station or Gunners Cottage (cars are not permitted past this point).
From Gunners Cottage you can walk to Observatory Point, or continue west towards Cheviot Hill.

  • Address:
Range Area Walk Portsea Victoria 3944
  • Route Information:
One way
  • Start Location:
Range Area Walk Portsea Victoria 3944
  • End Location:
Butlers Track Portsea Victoria 3944
  • Distance:
1.8 KMS
  • Time to Complete:
0.5 HRS
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