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All Walks

Coles Track (Point Nepean National Park)

Walk Difficulty This path connects the Quarantine Station to Eagles Nest and runs parallel to Defence Road through the coastal bushland. In the 1940s this sandy track serviced a telephone line installed as part of the upgrading of Melbourne's defences during the Second World War. The cable ran from Queenscliff six kilometres across the bay to Observatory Point and then to both Fort Nepean and Portsea. The track also allowed access between Fort Nepean and Observatory Point jetty by the military when weather conditions were unsuitable for berthing at the Fort Nepean jetty.

From Eagles Nest, you can walk to east to the Harold Holt memorial, or continue west towards Fort Pearce and Fort Nepean.

Car parking is available at the Quarantine Station or Gunners Cottage (cars are not permitted past this point).

  • Address:
Bogle Road Portsea Victoria 3944
  • Route Information:
One way
  • Start Location:
Bogle Road Portsea Victoria 3944
  • End Location:
Defence Road Portsea Victoria 3944
  • Distance:
  • Time to Complete:
1.5 HRS
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