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Fort Nepean Walking Trail

Walk Difficulty Discover a series of military fortifications dating back to the 1880s with stunning views of Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait. Explore the tunnels, forts and gun emplacements from which the first allied shots of World War I and first Australian shots of World War II were fired.

  • Address:
Defence Rd, Portsea VIC 3944
  • Start/Finish:
Defense Road branches off into a circular walk towards the end of the tip of Point Nepean.
  • Distance:
1km circular trail with other optional adjoining paths.
  • Time to Complete:
1-2 hours
  • Parking Access:
Access to Point Nepean is at the end of Point Nepean Rd and parking is available at the Quarantine Station and Gunners Cottage.
  • Fees:
Entry to Point Nepean is free, optional shuttle bus costs $10
  • Difficulty Rating:
1/5
  • Features:
Quite rugged scenery.
  • Options:
The Optional Shuttle Bus runs from the Quarantine Station to Fort Nepean.
  • Path Surface:
Bitumen paths. Some steps which can be avoided. Handrails in places.
  • Accessible:
Yes
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