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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
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+61 13 19 63
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"quarantine station"
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"eagles nest"
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"great walk"
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"hop on hop"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see and do here. Unfortunately, when we went they were upgrading the roads and so we could only go as far as the Quarantine Station, but that was fascinating. Looking forward to what could happen here in coming years if the government...More

Thank funkyhughes23
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bus to the other side of the island. We were able to visit several bunkers and a fortress. We had fun exploring the tunnels. We had to walk and we visited all the bunkers, the Fort Pearce Exposed Gun, the Radar Tower,...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked from the car park along Gunners Cottage along Walter Pisterman Walk and then Coles Trek and finally Defence Road to Fort Napean. The initial part of the trek is very deserted, but nonetheless a nice walk. Enjoyed visiting the Fort.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Brilliant place to go out on a sunny day. Was disappointed the little train that takes you to the end of the point is no longer running but never mind. There is a lot of history here and it was a good few hours wandering...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We got there and it was closed. You may be able to sneak past the barriers but just a heads up. Think its going on for a while, not sure, I’d google before hand.

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

You can walk ride or for a fee catch the bus to the end where there are magnificent views and interesting walks through old war tunnels and hideouts. After you have finished that you can go back to look at a gunners cottage and old...More

Thank ngcroker
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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

We went with Aussie friends on a wet autumn day. In spite of the weather, it was still very interesting. We visited the Gunners Cottage; many displays to explain local history. Then we had a chance to walk some of the trails. With this weather...More

Thank fred_cameron
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Found this by accident having been on a drive around town. It was deserted as the weather wasn’t great but what a find! Loved the history of this place, especially coming from the UK! Great views from observation point too. Highly recommended.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Rent bikes and cycle through the trails and explore the views. Will offer you peace and tranquility. Weather matters allot though. The fort itself is great insight to World Wars history and the rangers are friendly and great.

Thank suyash a
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

This Park has been so carefully maintained and developed to give a wonderful history of life as it was. The two areas separate with original buildings have their history carefully outlined for all visitors to read. The self guided listening tour is great. Take the...More

Thank M M
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NiraCat23
April 6, 2018|
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Response from Karen Y | Reviewed this property |
We took the shuttle service, but it says around half an hour to walk from the Quarantine Station to Gunner's Cottage (1.6 km). Looks like it is around 5 km to walk all the way to the tip at Fort Nepean.
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Sundeep G
January 23, 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
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Lynsee
May 16, 2015|
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Response from Johnston47 | Reviewed this property |
It's fairly flat until near the end,there is a large hill of about 400 metres,we are over 60's and managed in 1st gear.You can only cycle to a point approximately 1 kilometre from the end and it's a nice walk from there with... More
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