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Point Nepean Cemetery

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Location: Gunners Cottage

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From Gunners Cottage you can visit the historic Point Nepean Cemetery or walk the Walter Pisterman Heritage Walk to the remnants of the former quarantine cattle jetty at Observatory Point. Cyclists and walkers can take Coles Track to the Quarantine Station or Fort Nepean.

Accessibility Information

Transporter stop 

There is a transporter stop on Defence Road.

Gunners cottage transporter stop Defence Rd

Access to the Gunners Cottage area is across the asphalt road and on to a wide, compacted gravel path that leads down to the toilets and Walter Pisterman Heritage Walk.

Walter Pisterman Walk and Point Nepean Cemetery

The 500 metre Walter Pisterman Heritage Walk is generally accessible although it has no hand rails and is steep in parts with some undulating areas along parts of the path.

Walter Pisterman walk entry

It takes you to the historic Point Nepean Cemetery and is generally accessible to the Observatory Point picnic area. However, there is no access past this point on to the beach to the remnants of the former quarantine cattle jetty at Observatory Point.

Walter Pisterman walk path

It is approximately 100 metres from the start of the Walter Pisterman walk to the Point Nepean Cemetery. T

Walter Pisterman walk signage

There are open views into the cemtery but accessibilty may only be possible with some assistance when the dirt and grass surface is mown short.

Walter Pisterman walk Pt Nepean cemetery

The path is comapcted gravel (Lilydale surface) with some loose stones. The first rest stop is at the end of the cemetery, approximately 150 metres from the start of the walk.

The path changes to asphalt for the remainder of the walk to Observatory Point picnic area after the first rest stop at the Point Nepean Cemetery.

Walter Pisterman walk asphalt path

There is one more rest stop approximately half way between the cemetery and the Observatory Point picnic area.

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