Distance: Km | Duration: 1 Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Return
About the Walk
Easy walking along a mix of flat, gravel tracks and uneven dirt tracks. These walks take in views of Port Phillip Bay, and the city skyline of Melbourne. The walks start at the historic Homestead which is well worth spending time to explore. The Tower, which is a Monument to Migration and Aspirations is well worth the visit.
The Walk in Detail
Easy walking along a mix of flat, gravel tracks and uneven dirt tracks. These walks take in views of Port Phillip Bay, and the city skyline of Melbourne. The walks start at the historic Homestead which is well worth spending time to explore. The Tower, which is a Monument to Migration and Aspirations, is also a major feature of the area and well worth the visit. There are two walk options in this park, each will take about 60 mins.
Track surface: Flat, gravel and uneven dirt/sandy tracks or beach
Best season: All seasons. There is limited shade around the trails and appropriate sun protection will be required. Water should be carried in hot weather.
Hazards: There are no protective fences along the trails or around the children's playground so supervision of children at all times is advised. Snakes may be present during peak seasons (October—May) so avoid walking off the trails.
Homestead/Cafe: Please note that the homestead and cafe are closed until further notice.
Option 1: Walk out to the Tower — The walk leads to the tower that overlooks ponds of the old Cheetham salt works and has great views of the city skyline of Melbourne. (Approximately 60 min return).
Option 2: The Beach Trail—The walk follows the beach from the Homestead to the Information Centre and BBQ area near the RAAF Lake. (Approximately 60 min return).
Option 1: Walk out to the Tower
1. Start the walk at the information board near the homestead. You will see a nearby gate.
2. Proceed through the gate and follow the road, (which turns to the left) for approximately 1km.
3. You will then come to a signed junction with a track on the right.
4. Take the track to the Tower (as indicated on the sign). You will pass through another gate and further on some wetlands (boardwalk) before arriving at the Tower which is a Monument to Migration and Aspirations.
5. It is worth spending some time at the Tower reading the inscriptions on the handrails and admiring the views from the top.
6. Return to the start by retracing your steps.
Option 2: Beach Trail
1. Start the walk in the car park next to the Homestead building crossing the lawn to the beach.
2. Turn right and walk between the trees, you will find the track that runs alongside the beach.
3. Follow this track for just under 2km (It is possible, to walk along the beach instead of the track) until you reach a junction with a track on the right.
4. Turn right to visit the BBQ area, playground, and Information Centre complex.
5. Return to the start by retracing your steps.
Variation: This walk could be done in reverse. This would entail driving to the BBQ and Information Centre complex (Melway Reference 199 E3) from the Point Cook Road Park Entrance and parking in one of the four car parks.
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Melways: 53 B11
Car: Turn off the Princes Freeway at Laverton on to Point Cook Road. Continue down his road, for approximately 5km, and turn left on to the Point Cook Homestead Road. Follow this road to the Homestead and park in the car park. Car parking: Free parking is available in 2 car parks, one outside the Homestead gate and one inside.
Public transport: No Public Transport is available.
Be alert for snakes from October to May and avoid walking off trail