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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...more
Point Nepean Road, Portsea, Victoria, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

From Gunners Cottage and carpark, you can only hike or bike down to Point Nepean, or like us catch the shuttle bus for about $7.50 return. The old gun emplacements and block houses and tunnels have audio presentations as well as signage giving you the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

We decided after staying at Lorne for a few days to travel back to Melbourne via the Queenscliff Ferry to Sorrento. From here, we took the 5 km trip down to the entrance to the Point Nepean National Park. Entrance to the park is free....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Indy215
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Pack your lunch,bring your backpack, bike or walk allowing yourself many hours to explore this area. Drive to the information centre near the old barracks were the staff are most helpful and depending on your fitness level they can advise what is best for you....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Reta B
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Point Nepean has been on my bucket list for (sadly) decades. And it’s not as if I live that far away. Anyway, combining a stay at nearby RACV Cape Schanck Resort, I finally made it. And what a beautiful place. Bass Strait & Port Phillip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Stewart_Julie
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We spent a while walking around what had formally been a quarantine station for new arrivals in Australia. Starting with the tragic story of a ship which ended with multiple burials, which subsequently had to be moved due to coastal erosion.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We just happened to visit on a day of gale force winds so we didn’t spend as much time as it deserved, but there is no doubt a visit on s nicer day would be well worth the trip. History, fabulous views, interesting but not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Larwos
Reviewed 10 July 2018

So much to see and do here. Unfortunately, when we went they were upgrading the roads and so we could only go as far as the Quarantine Station, but that was fascinating. Looking forward to what could happen here in coming years if the government...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank funkyhughes23
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We took the bus to the other side of the island. We were able to visit several bunkers and a fortress. We had fun exploring the tunnels. We had to walk and we visited all the bunkers, the Fort Pearce Exposed Gun, the Radar Tower,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 16 June 2018

I walked from the car park along Gunners Cottage along Walter Pisterman Walk and then Coles Trek and finally Defence Road to Fort Napean. The initial part of the trek is very deserted, but nonetheless a nice walk. Enjoyed visiting the Fort.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NataliaTan2014
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Brilliant place to go out on a sunny day. Was disappointed the little train that takes you to the end of the point is no longer running but never mind. There is a lot of history here and it was a good few hours wandering...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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10 September 2018|
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Response from Vin_HH2012 | Reviewed this property |
There are several historical sites and buildings that reflect part of the history of this site as a quarantine station and defence area during wars. It is run by our National Parks service so is well sign posted and the... More
7 April 2018|
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Response from Karen Y | Reviewed this property |
We took the shuttle service, but it says around half an hour to walk from the Quarantine Station to Gunner's Cottage (1.6 km). Looks like it is around 5 km to walk all the way to the tip at Fort Nepean.
Sundeep G
23 January 2017|
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Response from ParksVictoria | Property representative |
Hi Sundeep G, Visitors can park at the Quarantine Station and begin their park discovery from here. Alternatively visitors can park at Gunners Cottage and walk or cycle the 2.6 kilometres to Fort Nepean. Bikes can be... More