- Point Cook Homestead Road, Point Cook
Please note - The Point Cook Homestead site, including the café, is currently closed to visitors however the Point Cook Coastal Park can still be accessed.
The Point Cook Coastal Park and Cheetham Wetlands rank among the top places in the world for migratory wading birds. See these small summer visitors from the Tower, which provides a 360 degree view of the wetlands.
The Point Cook Coastal Park is located 20 km southwest of Melbourne, it is a popular destination for birdwatchers, nature lovers and family groups. The park features abundant birdlife, a historic bluestone homestead, intertidal sand banks and a Marine Reserve.
Things to do
- Enjoy a barbecue or picnic by the beach
- Explore the area via the many tracks located in the park
- Watch birds from the tranquil Spectacle lakes birdhide, or from the Cheetham Wetlands Tower
- A favourite activity at Point Cook is watching vintage airplanes operating from the nearby Point Cook RAAF base
- Picnic shelters, free gas barbecues, two playgrounds, change rooms and clean toilets are provided
- A viewing tower overlooks the Cheetham Wetlands, which provide a refuge for birds migrating to Victoria to escape the northern hemisphere winter
- At the beach picnic area, an information centre offers seasonal displays on a variety of park related issues. A "touch tank" provides the opportunity to take a closer look at some of the marine life found in the Point Cook area
- Hard surfaced trails allow wheelchair access from the beach car park to the picnic grounds and the edge of the beach. Disabled toilets and parking spaces are available at the beach car parks. The Spectacle Lake bird hide is also accessible by wheelchair.
- Baby change facilities
Point Cook Coastal Park, Point Cook Homestead Rd, Point Cook
Owner: State Government of Victoria
Managed by: Parks Victoria
Enquiries: 13 19 63