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Preserving the Point - Naturewise

7 days ago from Marko SanovicParks Victoria

Location: Point Nepean National Park

Preserving the Point - Naturewise

7 days ago from Marko SanovicParks Victoria

Location: Point Nepean National Park

Preserving the Point - Naturewise

7 days ago from Marko SanovicParks Victoria

Location: Point Nepean National Park

The Bend

6 months ago from www.gowildimages.com

Location: Point Nepean National Park

Ancient Barracks

11 months ago from Wayne

Location: Point Nepean National Park

Gun Shelter

11 months ago from Wayne

Location: Point Nepean National Park

Outside of Fort Nepean

11 months ago from Wayne

Location: Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean Shuttle

11 months ago from Matt TylerParks Victoria

Location: Shuttle service

Monash Light Tower

1 year ago from Nick Sambrooks

Location: Walking and cycling

Point Nepean Cemetery

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Gunners Cottage

South Channel Fort and jetty

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

South Channel Fort

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: South Channel Fort

Quarantine Station

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Quarantine Station

Point Nepean

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Point Nepean National Park

Visit Point Nepean Nation...

5 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Point Nepean National Park

Accessibility Equipment i...

1 year ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Accessibility

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Change of conditions

  • 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 |
Barbeque
Cycling
Medium walk / Day walk
Short walk
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.


Events and Private Functions at Point Nepean

Point Nepean National Park can accommodate a range of events including wedding ceremonies and receptions, private functions, exhibitions, conferences and seminars, meetings, launches, picnics, fun runs and festivals.

Event permits are required to run a range of events in the park under the National Parks Act 1975 to ensure the protection of the environment and the rights and expectations of other users.

Applications from individuals or organisations wishing to hold events at Point Nepean National Park can be accepted up to 6 April 2015. Applications cannot be considered beyond this time due to the pending outcome of the commercial investment process that is running for the park.Your event application will be assessed with consideration to environmental impacts, risk to participants and spectators, potential impacts on other user’s, venue availability and value to tourism and recreational needs.

General information about holding an event in the park and supporting application forms:

Events at Point Nepean NP to 6 November 2015 – General Information

Point Nepean NP Event Application Form – Major Events and Private Functions

Point Nepean NP Event Application Form – Weddings and Photography

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).

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

Shuttle service

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

Child with headphones

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…

Cheviot Hill

Cheviot Hill is the park’s highest point and contains World War II fortifications. It overlooks Cheviot Beach, the site where…

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…

Pt Nepean visitors centre access

Park entrance area

Accessibility Information Picnic Facilities There are two picnic areas near the park entrance carpark. One is in the middle of…

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Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Visitor centre
  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Picnic table/seat
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark

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Palimpsest: Minela Krupic

5 Apr 2014 12:00am - 30 Apr 2014 12:00am

Award winning artist Minela Krupic is bringing her poignant and thought-provoking first solo exhibition Palimpsest to Point Nepean National Park. The Palimpsest exhibition explores the stories of migrants quarantined at Point Nepean through collected images of them. A palimpsest is a manuscript from which the text has been scraped or…

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Junior Ranger Holiday Activities

5 Apr 2014 12:00am - 20 Apr 2014 12:00am

Join Parks Victoria for some fun Junior Ranger activities at Point Nepean National Park. Check out the full list of activities here.

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Preserving the Point

30 Apr 2014 9:00am - 1 May 2014 7:30pm

The ideal conservation holiday for those looking for a physical challenge amongst some of the state's most picturesque surroundings. You will make a direct contribution to critical environmental science and park management, learn about the native species and the monitoring program, and experience the beautiful landscape of Point Nepean.

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Preserving the Point

14 May 2014 9:00am - 15 May 2014 7:30pm

The ideal conservation holiday for those looking for a physical challenge amongst some of the state's most picturesque surroundings. You will make a direct contribution to critical environmental science and park management, learn about the native species and the monitoring program, and experience the beautiful landscape of Point Nepean.

Park Statistics

Established

August 2005

Area

470ha

Contact information

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