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Point Nepean National Park

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Address: Point Nepean Road, Portsea, Victoria, Australia
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+61 13 19 63

Point Nepean really is one of Victoria's beautiful natural landscapes. With...

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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Most Beautiful Natural Landscape

Point Nepean National Park on the tip of Melbourne's Mornington Penninsular at Portsea boasts spectacular views set in a truely beautiful natural landscape. Explore the many... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Point Nepean National Park on the tip of Melbourne's Mornington Penninsular at Portsea boasts spectacular views set in a truely beautiful natural landscape. Explore the many amazing walking trails, the old quarrantine buildings and admire the stunning views from the many vantage points. For the history minded, take a moment to read the information boards to gain insight into the... More 

Thank MickyC-AUS
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started at the Quarantine Station and took the shuttle bus ($10 per adult hop on and off) to Point Nepean Fort. Interesting history on the Fort. Splendid views from the top. We walked from the Point to Pierce Barracks. It was a clear day where we could see the spectacular views of the sea.

Thank 27Vivien77
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place, the views are magnificent. We visited here for a wedding and it was one of the most magical we've ever been to. Great walking tracks through the park too. Would highly recommend it if you're in the area.

Thank nurtleturtle
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story of this area seems to not be well known and we were interested in the various interpretations of the many uses of point Nepean and surrounds over the years. Plenty of walks and information available.

Thank Janem0205
Ascot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The scenery here and the history with the museum at the Quarantine station is extremely interesting. Whilst the building and grounds are sanitised the exhibits and descriptions give you a good idea of what it must have been like for those immigrants landing here after a long and difficult journey.

Thank SurreyLocal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We Walked from the Cottage to Nepean fort. It was a lovely walk with my father using the shuttle to meet us there. The Fort was amazing I loved the history and it is so well kept. So happy I visited

Thank Brookë G
Warragul, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More than one visit is in order to properly experience this expansive national Park and its many historic relics but therein lies another of it's attractions, especially for the non-tourist. Self-guided walks and bike rides (hire or take your own) are popular with free guide brochures and other information available at the Gunner's Cottage. You may want to use the... More 

Thank Greg M
Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this National Park today in brilliant sunshine and everything was just so well presented with ample free information available. The maps and history very informative. However, a sad place to visit but thought provoking. Unfortunately, due to a music event taking place, we were unable to take the shuttle bus down to the actual Fort Nepean. Disappointed, but will... More 

Thank Hazelrussell
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Saturday Market at the Quarantine Station - the long line of traffic was initially a concern as we entered Point Nepean Park but as we approached - cars filled the large lawn area. A diverse range of stall holders and great weather made perfect use of the location. Plenty to see and do in the park, great views of Port... More 

Thank Peter Z
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to visit and take a walk between all the old buildings. Unfortunatly it was raining whilst we were there but they had a great shuttle bus that we took advantage of.

Thank Jessica N

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