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Nesting Gannets

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: Pope's Eye

Popes Eye

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: Pope's Eye

Popes Eye nesting gannets Nov14

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: Pope's Eye

Beautiful clear water

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Blue bottle on pier

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Pier

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Original Retractable Gun

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

South Channel Fort

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Fort tunnels

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Top of retractable gun bunker

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Top of retractable gun chamber

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Disturbing the Seagulls

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

South Channel Fort

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Old Boiler

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Seagull Nest

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Old

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

South Channel Fort Barracks

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

South Channel Fort Pier

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Waves crash over the pier

Waves crash over the pier

10 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier Reconstruction and Wave Protection Works

Artists impression of Portarlington Pier

Artists impression of Portarlington Pier

1 year ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Portarlington Pier Renewal

Beach South of Frankston Pier

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Frankston Pier

Black Swans at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Sea Search Intertidal Monitoring with Marine Care Ricketts Point volunteers at South Triangle Reef

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Sea Search Intertidal Monitoring with Marine Care Ricketts Point volunteers at South Triangle Reef

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Junior Rangers at Ricketts Point!

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Rockpool Rambling at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary!

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

December 2013, Mordialloc Pier

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Mordialloc Pier

South Channel Pile Light

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Port Phillip

Australian Pied Cormorant

1 year ago from Simon Cox

Location: Dromana Pier

Arthurs Seat From Dromana Pier

1 year ago from Simon Cox

Location: Dromana Pier

Stony Point Pier

1 year ago from Wayne

Location: Stony Point Mooring Area

Kerford Road Pier

2 years ago from John Torcasio

Location: Kerford Road and Lagoon Piers

st kilda pier harbour

2 years ago from John Torcasio

Location: St Kilda Pier and Breakwater

Point Lonsdale Jetty

2 years ago from John Torcasio

Location: Point Lonsdale Jetty

Queenscliff Harbour

2 years ago from John Torcasio

Location: Queenscliff Harbour

Queenscliff Pier

2 years ago from John Torcasio

Location: Queenscliff Pier

Ferrie at Qweensciff

2 years ago from John Torcasio

Location: Queenscliff Pier

Seaford Pier, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Seaford Pier

Mordialloc Pier, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Mordialloc Pier

Mordialloc Pier, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Mordialloc Pier

Sandringham Jetty, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sandringham Jetty and Breakwater

Sandringham Jetty, January 2013 (Photo:Elizabeth Gleeson)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sandringham Jetty and Breakwater

Frankston Pier, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Frankston Pier

Brighton Pier, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater

Brighton Pier, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater

Blakc Rock Jetty, February 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Black Rock Jetty

Black Rock Jetty , February 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Black Rock Jetty

The view of Mornington Pier from near the Esplanade, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier and Jetty

Mornington Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier and Jetty

Dromana Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Dromana Pier

Dromana Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Dromana Pier

The Pylons of Rye Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

Biscuit Star underneath Rye Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

Seahorse hanging on underneath Rye Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

Rye Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

An early morning on Sorrento Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sorrento Pier

Sorrento Pier and its Historic Shed, January 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sorrento Pier

Sorrento Pier, January 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sorrento Pier

Portsea Pier, January 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Portsea Pier

Dromana Pier

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Dromana Pier

Urchin (photo: Julian Finn)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Goby (photo: Julian Finn)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Ascidian (photo: Julian Finn)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Anemone (photo: Julian Finn)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Algae and Urchins (photo: Julian Finn)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Red Anemone (photo: Jen Hoskins)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary

Point Cooke (photo: Mark Rodrigue)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary

Golfball sponge

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary

Blubber Jellyfish (photo: Andrew Christie)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary

Southern Biscuit Star

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

Nudibranch (photo: Sandy Webb)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

Jellyfish (photo: Emily Matheson)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

Pelican (photo: Mark Rodrigue)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Mud Islands

Senator Wrasse (photo: Julian Finn)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Pope's Eye

Sea Star (photo: Jonathan Stevenson)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Pope's Eye

Scenery (photo: Mark Rodrigue)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Mud Islands

Hydroids (photo: Don Love)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Point Lonsdale

Lighthouse (photo: Don Love)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Point Lonsdale

Port Jackson Shark (photo: Amelia Fowles)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Point Nepean

Blue Ring Octopus (photo: Don Love)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Point Nepean

Australasian Gannets (photo: Jonathan Stevenson)

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Pope's Eye

Scenery

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Mud Islands

Kerford Road Pier

3 years ago from Debashis Talukdar

Location: Kerford Road and Lagoon Piers

Point Nepean Cemetery

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Gunners Cottage

Point Lonsdale Pier and Lighthouse

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Point Lonsdale Pier

Point Lonsdale Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Point Lonsdale Pier

Queenscliff Pier and seagulls

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Queenscliff Pier

Williamstown boat

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Williamstown Workshop - Piers & Stony Creek Backwash

Williamstown

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Williamstown Workshop - Piers & Stony Creek Backwash

St Kilda Pier kiosk

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: St Kilda Pier and Breakwater

South Channel Fort and jetty

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

South Channel Fort

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Sorrento Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Sorrento Pier

Rye Pier sunset

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

Rye Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

Rosebud Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Rosebud Pier

Ricketts Point rock pools

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Fishing from Mornington Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier and Jetty

Portsea Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Portsea Pier

Snorkelling under Portsea Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Portsea Pier

Kerford Road Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Kerford Road and Lagoon Piers

Looking in from Kerford Road Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Kerford Road and Lagoon Piers

Frankston Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Frankston Pier

Fishing from Frankston Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Frankston Pier

Dromana Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Dromana Pier

Diving with the seals

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park

Swan Bay

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Swan Bay

Swan Bay

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Swan Bay

Point Nepean

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Point Nepean

The Weedy Seadragon (photo: Bill Boyle)

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Point Lonsdale

Point Lonsdale

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Point Lonsdale

Point Lonsdale

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Point Lonsdale

Diving at Pope's Eye

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Pope's Eye

Australasian Gannets

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Pope's Eye

Seaford @ Sunset

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Seaford Pier

Summer sunset

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Seaford Pier

St Kilda Pier

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: St Kilda Pier and Breakwater

View of the city

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: St Kilda Pier and Breakwater

Annual Spider Crab migrat...

1 year ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

Mornington Pier demolitio...

1 year ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier Reconstruction and Wave Protection Works

Introducing Pope's Eye

1 year ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park

Add change of condition

Change of conditions

  • Black Rock Jetty is closed for public safety due to storm damage. at Black Rock Jetty
    Thursday 16 April, 2015 |
  • Works to upgrade the popular Rosebud Pier are now underway. The pier will be closed from Wednesday 8 April and reopen when the upgrade works are complete. The project is due for completion by the middle of the 2015. Further information. at Rosebud Pier
    Tuesday 17 March, 2015 |
  • The outer section of Mornington Pier is currently closed to protect public and contractor safety during major upgrade works. See the project page for more information. at Mornington Pier and Jetty
    Saturday 20 December, 2014 |
  • The Portarlington pier is undergoing a major renewal with an upgrade due to commence 2 February 2015 and scheduled for completion in mid 2015. For more information visit the project page. at Portarlington Pier
    Wednesday 2 July, 2014 |
Barbeque
Bird watching
Cafes/restaurants
Canoeing
Cycling
Dog walking
Fishing
Jogging
Picnicking
Playground
Sailboarding
Scenic drive
Short walk
Sight-seeing
Snorkelling/SCUBA Diving
Surfing
Swimming
Water skiing
Yachting/Sailing

Covering 1,950 square kilometres, Port Phillip is the entrance to Australia's busiest port and is one of Victoria's most popular recreational destinations. Although Port Phillip is commonly referred to as ‘the Bay’ or ‘Port Phillip Bay’, Port Phillip is actually not a bay at all. It’s a local port area that is actually made up of over 16 bays. 

Every year millions of people enjoy its vast coastline, world-class swimming beaches and coastal parks. An entirely different perspective however is available to those who explore Port Phillip by boat. Island, shipwrecks and marine reserves dot Port Phillip, while scuba diving and fishing reveal the colourful diversity of Port Phillip's marine life.

Over 3.2 million people live around its shore, making Port Phillip Australia's most densely populated catchment. Port Phillip is a large expanse of water that is surprisingly shallow in many places. Nearly half of Port Phillip is less than 8 metres deep. Its greatest depth is 24 metres.

Studies show that Port Phillip is a dynamic and self sustaining ecosystem which is healthier and cleaner than comparable bays near large cities. The shallowness of the water aids aeration and the many marine plants and organisms keep Port Phillip in good condition.

A new recreational boating guide for Port Philip has been developed. You can download the Port Phillip Recreational Boating Guide map or call 13 1963 to ask for a free copy.

 

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Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Lodge
  • Bird hides
  • Visitor centre
  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Picnic table/seat
  • Playground
  • Information Shelter
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark
  • Sealed carpark
  • Hang gliding ramp
  • Mooring area

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