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Fort Nepean Walking Trail I (Point Nepean National Park)

Walk Difficulty At the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula you can discover a series of military fortifications dating back to the 1880s with stunning views of Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait. Explore the Fort Nepean 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. Fort Nepean is considered one of the best examples in Australia of a major fort complex exhibiting changes in military engineering through the 19th and 20th centuries. There are numerous interpretive signs to explain the history of the area.

If the tides are right you may see the pilot boat from Queenscliff boarding a ship and guiding it through the heads on its way into Melbourne.

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

Content: Fort Nepean Walking Trail I (Point Nepean National Park)

    Defence Road
    Portsea Victoria 3944
    Mornington Peninsula Walks

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