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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 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very sad to have had the need for Point Nepean but how immaculately kept it has been! Fantastic history and thorough information provided, with many rooms as they were - or empty buildings with facades as they were, but with even the slightest imagination you...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

A friend and I adventured here last weekend and I’m so pleased we did. This is a gorgeous piece of Australia and filled with so much history too! The walk was lovely without being too difficult and the views were outstanding. I’m only sorry I...More

Thank LoveDining77
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We often visit Point Nepean with our children, there is a range of amazing walks and you can also explore historic buildings which is interesting. The scenery is also spectacular, a great piece of mornington peninsula with options of bike riding or shuttle buses available....More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We drove to the main car park and then rode our bikes as far in as we could. Last part was a walk approx 800 metres to Point Nepean. Some steep hills for the kids it it wasn’t too far so all good. Amazing 1800’s...More

Thank Rob3193
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

We drove into the old quarantine station and rode our bikes out to the Eagles Nest. Admittedly we had magnificent weather the day we did this and it may not be as pleasant with a southerly blowing, the views and historical sites are well worth...More

Thank Vin_HH2012
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

It was a lovely walk with wonderful vista. The quarantine station was interesting. We had a nice day, so the walk was really nice. I would go on a cold or rainy day. We did not take the bus tour. A bike ride through would...More

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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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