Mount Napier State Park

Mount Napier State Park

Address: Murroa La, Byaduk North, Victoria 3300

Freecall:  131 963  

Email: info@parks.vic.gov.au
Web: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/mount-napier-state-park

Stand on the edge of Mount Napier, the most recently active volcano in Victoria, and enjoy magnificent views from the Grampians to the sea. There is a walking track to the summit that winds through manna gum and Blackwood forest and past impressive volcanic features.

Things to see and do
There is a walking track to the summit, which leads through the forest and past interesting volcanic formations. The walk winds through manna gum and Blackwood forest and past impressive volcanic features including a lava canal and tumulus and featuring a scoria zone at the summit. The walk takes about 30 minutes one way, the distance to the top being about 3 kilometres.

The park also takes in the Byaduk Caves, one of the most extensive and accessible sets of lava caves in Australia. They are part of a lava flow stretching out 24km from Mount Napier to Mount Eccles and contain wrinkles, stalactites and stalagmites, columns and ropy lava. Only 1 cave, Hartmans 1, is open to the public. Please remember to wear appropriate footwear and clothing and take a torch.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

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Local directions

Access to Mount Napier State Park is from the Hamilton Port Fairy Road. From the Hamilton Port Fairy Road turn into Murroa Lane to Coles Track and then turn left into Menzles Pit Road and continue to Menzles Pit to reach the start of the summit walk. Grid Map Reference: Map 9, K5.

Facilities

  • Picnic area

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking

How to get here