Point Cook Coastal Park
There are many ways to enjoy Point Cook Coastal Park. Have a barbecue or picnic while the kids enjoy the playgrounds. Walk or ride along the many tracks and learn about the wetlands. Explore the beach at low tide. Watch vintage aeroplanes operating from the Point Cook RAAF Base.
Point Cook Coastal Park is the perfect place for a family picnic. In the beach picnic area you'll find a children's play area, free gas barbecues, lots of shade, toilets and easy access to the beach. The flat expanse of grass makes for easy pram access. Point Cook Coastal Park is crossed by kilometres of mowed grass tracks, perfect for a lesiurely stroll. Good walking can also be found along the beach at low tide.
Birdwatchers and nature lovers will enjoy the Tower Walk. Meander through native grassland to the tower — a monument to migration and aspirations. Along the way, you're likely to spot ground-dwelling birds such as quails and birds of prey. Be rewarded with 360-degree views of the coastal surroundings and Cheetham Wetlands. Bring your binoculars to take full advantage of the birdlife and cityscape.
Point Cook Coastal Park provides feeding areas for many birds. Various shorebird species can be seen at low tide on the mudflats during September to April. During summer, visiting migratory birds take shelter within the trees and wetlands. These include many migratory waders such as the Double-banded Plover and the Lesser Golden Plover. If you're lucky, you might spot the endangered Orange-bellied Parrot.
The park gates are open daily from 8.00am.
Closing times vary according to month:
March to November- gates close 5.00pm
December to January- gates close 7.00pm
February- gates close 6.00pm
The Tower Carpark gates are locked two hours before the Point Cook Coastal Park closing time.
Things To Do
Various shorebird species at low tide on the mudflats can be seen during September to April, including the Australian Painted Snipe, Greater Sand Plover, Grey-tailed Tattler, Lesser Sand Plover, Orange-bellied Parrot and Regent Honeyeater.
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How to get there
Point Cook Coastal Park
When to go
During summer, visiting migratory birds take shelter within the trees and wetlands.