Cheviot Hill and Harold Holt Memorial

Point Nepean National Park

Visit the World War II fortifications on Cheviot Hill, the highest point in Point Nepean National Park, and a memorial to Harold Holt, Australia's 17th Prime Minister who disappeared at nearby Cheviot Beach in 1967.

Heritage Sites

Cheviot Hill and Cheviot Beach were named after the SS Cheviot, a passenger steamer that left Port Phillip in October 1887. The ship's propeller broke and it was washed up against the rocks. Soldiers from Fort Nepean assisted with the rescue but unfotunately 35 passengers died. 24 survivors were nursed back to health at the Quarantine Station.

Getting there

The Point Nepean shuttle bus can drop you at the start of the walk on Defence Rd or use the bike racks there to lock up your bike.


Route/Trail notes

The track to Cheviot Hill is well marked and easy to follow. The Harold Holt Memorial can be found 500m further along Defence Rd.


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