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. 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. Visitors can explore the military forts and tunnels, discover the historic Quarantine Station, view the memorial where Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing and enjoy the coastal native trees and grasses which are ideal habitat for native Australian wildlife.
GETTING BACK TO NATURE
Traverse the remote and protected narrow headland, admiring outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay. Walk or cycle along tracks lined with coastal trees and grasses, spotting bandicoots, wallabies and echidnas, and dolphins and whales in season.
RICH & VARIED HISTORY
Make your way to the archaeological sites that document how Indigenous Australians gathered shellfish along this coastline for thousands of years.
Visit the historic buildings of the Quarantine Station and take a peek through the windows of the past discovering the stories of immigrants trying to make a new life in Australia.
Explore the military forts and tunnels at historic Fort Nepean, an important defence post from the 1880s to World War II.
Soak up the Australian political significance at the Cheviot Beach memorial that marks the spot where former Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared while swimming in 1967, never to be found.
Special Features: GETTING AROUND THE PARKA transporter service operates several times a day from the Point Nepean Information Centre to Fort Nepean with several stops along the way (fees apply). You can also park at Gunners Car Park and walk or cycle the 2.5 kilometres to Fort Nepean. Bikes can be hired from the Information Centre.Getting to the park.The park is located 90 kilometres from Melbourne at the end of Point Nepean Road, Portsea. Catch a train from Melbourne to Frankston and then a bus to Portsea. Alternatively, there is a vehicle and passenger ferry between Sorrento and Queenscliff.
Opening Hours: The park is open every day, Point Nepean Information Centre is open 10am - 5pm (except Christmas Day). Vehicle access to park daily 8am – 5pm, Walking and cycling access into park at all times.
End of Point Nepean Road
Phone: 13 19 63