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Melbourne's Old Defenses

We stopped here on our walk to Fort Nepean. Worth the stop to get a perspective of how the fort... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
DestinationsJourney
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Hunter Valley, Australia
Great place to visit the past

We visited Fort Pearce on our walk to point Nepean. Hard to believe it was buried under tons of... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
tassietourer
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Melbourne Australia
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“Great Views of the Bay and Ocean”
21 Aug 2017
“Melbourne's Old Defenses”
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Defence Road, Portsea, Victoria VIC 3944, Australia
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 November 2016

There are great views and significant history at Fort Pearce which is about 800 meters from Fort Nepean. There are the old gun mounts and tunnels and down the hill was is left of the old barracks. The history is good and well signed but...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Fort Pearce is one of many interesting places of historical significance along the Point Nepean peninsula. It is well signed and worth a visit of you are visiting. make sure you walk one way and take in the historical gun mountings and old barracks site...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Pearce has history and worth a visit but the most important aspect of visiting this area has to be the spectacular view and coast line.Those interested in history will find it interesting as well.Take the bus to the end and walk back for the...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We stopped here on our walk to Fort Nepean. Worth the stop to get a perspective of how the fort defences for Melbourne were laid out. There are signs detailing areas of interest. If you take the shuttle bus you can get off here first...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

We visited Fort Pearce on our walk to point Nepean. Hard to believe it was buried under tons of sand and was only dug out resently. Great place to explore.

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

There are great views and significant history at Fort Pearce which is about 800 meters from Fort Nepean. There are the old gun mounts and tunnels and down the hill was is left of the old barracks. The history is good and well signed but...More

1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Two thirds of the way from Gunner Cottage to the Fort you will Fort Pearce to the left with the old barracks floor on the bay side to the right. It is what remains of a gun point and although interesting the Fort itself is...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Really interesting from a WW 1 and 2 historical perspective. Great views and amazing waves. Easy, unexciting walk.

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Old buildings and the insights in to the history was fantastic... Really enjoyed wandering around and soaking up the sights!

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Fort Pearce is a part of Point Nepean. I enjoyed looking at every place from one end to the other. Exploration of the whole park is necessary to get a great look at the military history of the area.

Thank Natalie1964
Reviewed 2 April 2016

You visit Fort Pearce on your walk from the Quarantine Station to the end of Point Nepean. It is a bleak but stunningly beautiful part of the Victorian ocean coastline. It is fascinating to see the military architecture built into the bleak cliffs and to...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2016

If you don't want to walk to the end of Point Nepean from Gunners Carpark it is well worth hopping off the shuttle at Fort Pearce and exploring the Fort (not time consuming, excellent signage). Then make the short but very spectacular walk to Point...More

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