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Point Nepean National Park

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Address: Point Nepean Road, Portsea, Victoria, Australia
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Point Nepean really is one of Victoria's beautiful natural landscapes. With...

Point Nepean really is one of Victoria's beautiful natural landscapes. 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 has outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay. Explore the military forts and tunnels, discover the historic Quarantine Station, view the memorial where Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing or simply enjoy the coastal surrounds. Visitors can park at the Quarantine Station or alternatively park at Gunners Cottage and walk or cycle the 2.6 kilometers to Fort Nepean. Bikes can be hired from the Point Nepean Information Centre. An all-terrain beach wheelchair can be borrowed for free and booked by contacting the Information Centre. A hop on hop off shuttle operates from 10:30am to 4:00pm daily between Quarantine Station and Fort Nepean (tickets can be purchased from the shuttle bus). Point Nepean is located 90km from Melbourne. In addition to car access, public transport options include a train service from Melbourne to Frankston followed by a bus to Portsea. From the other side of Port Phillip Bay, the Queenscliff to Sorrento ferry operates on the hour from 7am to 6pm (with extended summer hours).

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We absolutely loved this place. We started from Quarantine station, did a quick picnic with the beach in full glory. The place is soaked with history and one can imagine the times... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We absolutely loved this place. We started from Quarantine station, did a quick picnic with the beach in full glory. The place is soaked with history and one can imagine the times dating back, especially with the details mentioned in the hospital buildings. It was great to walk under the avenue of trees one minute and in the pristine beach... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked from gunners cottage up to the fort. It's a pretty big wall but the views are stunning. You have option to take bus instead. We walked all around the fort. There's plenty of info available. The cemetery is also interesting.

Thank N H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pushed for time as we checked out of Peppers Moonah Links resort and had to be at Mornington for a day spa booking. I really wished we had more time to see everything, it was a quick visit but still amazing to see. You really need to spend half a day here as there is so much... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this national park at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsular on a sunny Sunday and was really impressed. At the start of the park is the old Quarantine station where ships with disease were sent and it operated right up to the 1980s...lots of history and interesting buildings to see. Also has an amazing beach where we swam... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For history lovers, this is a must. Give yourself a couple of hours to walk around the old quarantine station, then take the shuttle bus to the point to see the old tunnels etc.

Thank Susan M
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the old Quarantine station, Fort Nepean and Fort Pearce on our recent trip to Melbourne. This is a great facility that is well maintained and caters to anyone who enjoys getting out and about and actually looking at things. The scenery of the ocean on one side and Port Phillip Bay on the other is spectacular. The Old Quarantine... More 

Thank SteveVon
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see and do here. Spectacular views, beautiful walks to suit all levels and history to be learnt in the tunnels. Great for all ages. I recommend taking a picnic and making a day of it!

Thank WestlakeFamily
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a quick trip to the national park , wish we had more time but arrived late . Lots of walking trails , there is also a shuttle bus to take you to places through out the national park but we got there too late . The last bus runs at around 4pm. Definately a lot to see , lots... More 

Thank Cheryl H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to walk I suggest leaving your vehicle at the Information Centre car park before exploring this area which leads you to the Quarantine Station. Start your walk here and join either the Coles Track which offers opportunities to walk along the Bay Track (translating to along the beach). It was a very warm day when we headed... More 

Thank Grandview301
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the morning cycling around here great views of the ocean on one side and the bay on the other. Shame you can't get to the beaches as the water looked great in the big rock pools but the waves were massive further out. Fort itself is cool to have a look around. Go on a clear day for best... More 

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