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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic half day trip to do with visitors..lots if historic sites to visit and absolutely wonderful views and spectacular close up to ships going out the Heads if timing right. Great walk, but you can get the shuttle bus too if you are not so...More

Thank Helen M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Nepean Bay by boat with our adult children. Lovely little protected bay with excellent snorkeling. No fishing allowed, but plenty to see under the water.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the ferry across to the Mornington peninsula and figured as long as we were near the park we'd stop in and learn a bit more about the history of Australia. Not only a great museum, but an excellent beach as well (remember your...More

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely day out at the Point Nepean Park, drove to the Gunners cottage car park, we then caught the bus to the point, you could walk it very easily, but having to small children with us opt out for the bus, you can...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This National Park is a must “to see” place... we always take our visitors here. Not only is the area so beautiful but there is the history - the first shots in both WW1 and WW2 were fired from Fort Nepean. Take a packed lunch...More

Thank Ravinder S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Point Nepean National Park has some incredible history. It is claimed for instance that the Gun implacement at the entrance to Port Phillip bay and contained within the Park fired the first allied shots of WW1 and WW2. The Landscape is stark, windswept but beautiful....More

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Finally have been able to get to the end of the Peninsular (Point Nepean) after looking at it from the other aside (Point Lonsdale) for so many years. Well worth the walk into part of our history.

Thank Jeza409
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

My niece and I only had a short time here so could not do much in detail, but what a wonderful place. Lots of open scenery, cold on our day, amazing history, beached and not to hard bush walks. We spent most of our time...More

Thank Wally H
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We spent a lovely morning here recently. We hired bikes from the information centre (the staff there were really lovely and helpful) and headed off along the trails towards Point Nepean. We stopped at various viewpoints and the scenery was amazing. Even saw an Echidna...More

Thank photoop2016
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Parked at Gunners Cottage and walked to the Fort. Great scenery of the Bay and Bass Strait. A great opportunity to see Victoria's military history at the Fort. The walk is not too taxing, although recommend good shoes and water. Lots of families were visiting....More

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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
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Lynsee
16 May 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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