Point Nepean is at the bottom of the Mornington Peninsula and is one of the oldest quaratine stations in Australia (whatever they are?) and has a big military history, which you are reminded about when big signs are all over the national park stating ‘WARNING: Unexploded Bombs in area’. Yeah, we decided to stick to the walking tracks this time.
Coles Track eventually led us to the main road (Defence Road) and we just meandered up past Eagles Nest (old gun ruins) and Fort Pearce and the army barracks, which are at the highest point in the park. It was absolutely stunning at the old fort with 360 views across the point
On the way back to the information centre we did one last look-out - Cheviot Hill which looks down onto Cheviot Beach and gives a final 360 view of the point. We continued back to the carpark via the Range Area Walking track.
All in all it was a surprisingly fun day spent wandering in an area on the Mornington Peninsula that doesn’t get as much attention as some of the other beaches. I recommend checking it out when you want to head on a spontaneous adventure.