Point Nepean National Park
Point Nepean is truly one of Victoria's beautiful natural landscapes.
A special place 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.
Located on the westerly point of the Mornington Peninsula just an hour and a half out of Melbourne, the park is renowned for its panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay and its historical significance in shaping the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria. It is a popular tourist destination, despite being closed to the public for over 100 years.
Point Nepean National Park is a protected natural environment and is home to hundreds of hectares of native trees, grasses and wildlife, including the bandicoot and black wallaby.
But it is more than just a park - there is much to do here!
Things to Do
Explore the historic Quarantine Station/ former Officer Cadet School that has been essentially closed to the public for the last 150 years. Visitors can take a self guided walk and walk through the Boiler House.
Point Nepean Cemetery and Observatory Point
Visit the Point Nepean Cemetery or walk to the remnants of the former quarantine cattle jetty. There is also a picnic area.
Cheviot Hill contains World War II fortifications and overlooks Cheviot Beach the site of where former Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared in 1967.
Lookouts from the fortifications with stunning views of Bass Strait. Explore Pearce Barracks and see the site of Australia's largest Disappearing Gun at Eagles Nest.
A series of military fortifications dating back to the 1880s with stunning views of Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait. Explore the gun emplacements where the first shots were fired in World War I and the first allied shots in World War II.
WHEN: Open every day 10am-5pm excluding Christmas Day
WHERE: Point Nepean Road, Portsea Victoria 3944
How to Get There
The 90 km drive from Melbourne via the Nepean Highway and Peninsula Freeway takes about two hours. Alternatively, go by train from Melbourne to Frankston, then by bus to Portsea. Ferry services operating between Queenscliff and Sorrento cater for car, bicycle and personal transport. Melway maps 166, 253 and 254 give additional detail.
❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Point Nepean Road Portsea | Map
❊ Web Links ❊
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