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Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean Road, Portsea, Victoria, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Point Nepean really is one of Victoria's beautiful natural landscapes. With so much to see and discover, its rich history has played an important role in shaping the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria. The park has outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay. Explore the military forts and tunnels, discover the historic Quarantine Station, view the memorial where Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing or simply enjoy the coastal surrounds. Visitors can park at the Quarantine Station or alternatively park at Gunners Cottage and walk or cycle the 2.6 kilometers to Fort Nepean. Bikes can be hired from the Point Nepean Information Centre. An all-terrain beach wheelchair can be borrowed for free and booked by contacting the Information Centre. A hop on hop off shuttle operates from 10:30am to 4:00pm daily between Quarantine Station and Fort Nepean (tickets can be purchased from the shuttle bus). Point Nepean is located 90km from Melbourne. In addition to car access, public transport options include a train service from Melbourne to Frankston followed by a bus to Portsea. From the other side of Port Phillip Bay, the Queenscliff to Sorrento ferry operates on the hour from 7am to 6pm (with extended summer hours).
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Point Nepean Road, Portsea, Victoria, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular views and history. Lots of walking tracks. This is a really good outdoor place for a family day outing, can wander around with or without the shuttle bus ($10 return trip with running commentary), or ride a bike. A fantastic place for families with...More

Thank Karen Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a really interesting & enjoyable walk from Fort Nepean back to the Gunnery via the Harold Holt Memorial overlooking Cheviot Beach. Highly recommend getting the bus one way from the Gunnery to Fort Nepean and then walking back (or visa versa). Meant we could...More

Thank richaus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Afternoon walk on a weekend, taking about 3-3.5 hours total. Walk started at Gunner's Cottage (carpark) and on tarred roads for which comfortable runners are fine. Coastal views start about 20-or so minutes in and continue to the fort. Lots of detours available if you...More

Thank lovescheapfood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really good place to wander around and explore the old quarantine station and the surrounds.

Thank andone4theroad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Remarkable, so much history and the views are spectacular. So glad they do not allow cars up to the Fort, we caught the shuttle bus, you can also walk or ride a bike, great family day out.

Thank lynray56
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to drive down the Peninsula and stop when we got to the end. So when we got there, we felt lucky to have stumbled on this amazing place! We had a long look around the quarantine station and barracks and found it really...More

Thank GraceKellyTravels
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Strategic location in the past used for a variety of defence and security functions now open for general public inspection.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The National Park, contains some important parts of Australia’s history. We started at Gunner’s Cottage, where we picked up a map of the walking trails and then headed to the cemetery. From there we walked along the trial overlooking Nepean Bay before heading back to...More

Thank DestinationsJourney
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Pt Nepean a must for all Victorians and visitors, this & Queenscliff, the Goldfields, Old Melbourne Gaol and State Library give a feel of Melbourne's/Victoria's history and scenery is spectacular on the right day.

Thank justin R
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is not well sign posted, but follow the locals in their cars. It's got lovely views of the bay, and is well worth a look.

Thank Merilyn_S_12
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Sundeep G
23 January 2017|
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Response from ParksVictoria | Property representative |
Hi Sundeep G, Visitors can park at the Quarantine Station and begin their park discovery from here. Alternatively visitors can park at Gunners Cottage and walk or cycle the 2.6 kilometres to Fort Nepean. Bikes can be... More
16 May 2015|
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Response from fran g | Reviewed this property |
Yes its steep to the point of the peninsula. We used the bus and hoped on and off at the different stops to explore. One fare covers the day. Good value.

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