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Dutch tall ship Europa sails out of Port Phillip Heads

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Location: Point Nepean National Park

Former army observation post at Cheviot Beach

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Location: Point Nepean National Park

Dead tree washed up on The Bend

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Location: Point Nepean National Park

The Port Phillip Bay heads, from Point Nepean.

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Gun Emplacement 6 - the site of the First Shot, British Empire WWI c1914

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Location: Culture and heritage

Gun Emplacement 6, Fort Nepean

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Location: Culture and heritage

The First Shot gun crew

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Location: Culture and heritage

Gun Emplacement 6 and magazine entrance

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Location: Culture and heritage

Assembling the gun, Emplacement 5

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Family walking - Walter Pisterman Track

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Location: Walking and cycling

Point Nepean

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Point Nepean

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Preserving the Point - Naturewise

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Preserving the Point - Naturewise

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Preserving the Point - Naturewise

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The Bend

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Ancient Barracks

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Gun Shelter

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Outside of Fort Nepean

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Point Nepean Shuttle

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Monash Light Tower

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Location: Walking and cycling

Point Nepean Cemetery

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Location: Gunners Cottage

South Channel Fort and jetty

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Location: South Channel Fort

South Channel Fort

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Quarantine Station

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Point Nepean

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Change of conditions

  • Wheelchair access is not available at the Quarantine Station and Observatory Point beach access ramps due to recent storm damage. Works are being planned to repair these structures as soon as is possible. at Point Nepean National Park
    Tuesday 2 September, 2014 |
  • The BBQ facilities at the entrance are out of service until further notice. No other BBQ facilities are available in the park. at Point Nepean National Park
    Tuesday 24 December, 2013 |
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Sight-seeing

Point Nepean is truly one of Victoria's beautiful natural landscapes. A special place with so much to see and discover.

It has a rich history and played an important role in shaping the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria.

The park is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, with 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.

Opening hours

  • The park is open every day.
  • Vehicle access to park is available from 8am - 5pm daily.
  • The park is accessible at all times by foot or bicycle.
  • The Information Centre is open 10am - 5pm daily (closed Christmas Day). Note: there is no information officer on duty between 1.00pm and 1.30pm.

How to get there

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).

The First Shot Commemoration

On Tuesday 5th August, a remarkable and defining moment in our nation’s history was commemorated at Point Nepean; the firing of the first shot in the British Empire in World War I one hundred years on. Coinciding with this anniversary, State Government, through Parks Victoria and Veterans’ Affairs, has completed the first stage of a $350,000 visitor improvement program to ensure the stories around Point Nepean’s military history are preserved and shared with the community. 

Visit the First Shot Commemoration page for further information.

Schools Excursions 

Point Nepean is a popular place for school excursions. It offers a unique learning experience on a diverse range of subject themes such as heritage and culture, geography, science, park management, marine ecology, nature and much more.

Schools should make contact with the local park office prior to any visit by calling the Point Nepean Information Centre on (03) 5984 6014. The park office will be able to discuss suitable areas in the park for your intended activity as well as provide information to assist with planning.

Schools should complete a Trip Intention form and submit to the park, as well as prepare their own Pre Risk Assessment Plan

To book a shuttle bus to access Fort Nepean, contact Ventura Buslines on (03) 5986 5666. To find out more about planning a school excursion to Point Nepean or other parks click here.

Events and Commercial Filming/Photography at Point Nepean

For all enquiries regarding holding an event (including weddings) or conducting commercial filming and photography at Point Nepean National Park, please contact Sally Hutchinson at sally.hutchinson@parks.vic.gov.au.

Park map on mobile devices

PDF maps of this park are available to download for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. These interactive maps allow you to see an overview of visitor facilities, calculate distances, see walking tracks, and (with sufficient mobile signal) locate yourself within the park. To download these maps, you must first install the free Avenza PDF Maps application.

If you don’t have a mobile Apple device, these PDF maps are also available for download under the ‘Related publications’ section below. 

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

Popular things to do

point nepean  - quarantine station

Quarantine Station

Discover the historical precinct which has almost 50 heritage listed buildings. The Quarantine Station was established in 1852 and from…

Point Nepean Shuttle

Shuttle service

The Point Nepean Shuttle is a hop-on hop-off shuttle service transporting visitors between the Quarantine Station and Fort Nepean. Visitors…

Observatory Point picnic area

Observatory Point Picnic Area

Accessibility Information The 500 metre Walter Pisterman Heritage Walk is generally accessible to the Observatory Point picnic area. Observatory Point…

audio guide

Take a self guided audio tour

Just like a 'virtual tour guide' the Point Nepean audio tours are a must for any visit to Point Nepean…

Point Nepean - Cycling

Walking and cycling

The gentle walks around Point Nepean offer the perfect way to explore the natural beauty of the park and its…

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Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Visitor centre
  • Picnic table/seat
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark

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Portsea Craft Market

30 Nov 2014 9:00am-2:00pm

Located in one of the Victoria's most picturesque settings, Point Nepean near Portsea. Soak in the exceptional atmosphere and regenerate your senses at this delightful market that specialises on local produce and home made wares. There is something for everyone from old world to modern contemporary, a labyrinth of unique…

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Portsea Twilight Fun Run

3 Jan 2015 5:50pm-8:30pm

The Food for Health Portsea Twilight is one of Australia’s most scenic and challenging courses, boasting breathtaking vistas of Bass Strait and Port Phillip. With a 7.75km or 3.75km run/walk along the roads and trails of the Point Nepean National Park, the course takes in undulating short, sharp hills and…

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Jeep Portsea Polo

10 Jan 2015 11:15am-5:45pm

Jeep Portsea Polo is the must- attend event on the summer social calendar. This is a polo tournament and social event featuring three polo matches and entertainment.

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Portsea Swim Classic

17 Jan 2015 8:00am-2:00pm

A 1,500m swim. Commencing from Fisherman’s beach (accessible via the Cutting car park 200m west of Portsea Pier along Point Nepean Road), swimmers head west around Police Point and along the coast to Jarman Oval at the historic Quarantine Station in the Point Nepean National Park. The Swim has been…

Park Statistics

Established

August 2005

Area

470ha

Contact information

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