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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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Watch out for the flies in Summer

This a very nice and historic park with a walk to the end of the peninsular and the historical fort at the end. We left the car at the car park and took the walk to the end point... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This a very nice and historic park with a walk to the end of the peninsular and the historical fort at the end. We left the car at the car park and took the walk to the end point estimated to take about 45 mins. However, as soon as we entered the park the flies in large numbers descended on... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location alone would be reason enough for a visit with it being at the very end of the Mornington overlooking The Rip, and Point Lonsdale on the other side. However there is so much to see and to do that just spending a day here would not be sufficient. The Quarantine Station alone with its amazing complex of surviving... More 

Thank jimc352
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Point Napean National Park is definitely another great place to spend a good weekend in Summer/Winter with a short travel time from Melbourne (around 1 hour). The park offers you both nature and history, where you can enjoy variety of plants and scenery especially at the peninsular look-out, along the way there are old forts to visit. The park is... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this park to be very interesting. There are stories written on the wall about the people and there adventures to Australia. The Point Nepean National Park is a place of outstanding historic significance. The coastal is very nice to see. The trails are self guiding. You can rent a bike for a cost.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really just went for the exercise as it is a lovely area to walk in. You are at the mouth of Port Phillip Bay and get an appreciation of how narrow the heads really are. The coastal scenery is beautiful and for those interested, the area is well documented re the history of the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the National Park today with my husband and children. What a stunning piece of coastline. Having enjoyed a picnic and a wander around the quarantine station (parking free), we decided to take a dip in the sea as a boat race was just about to commence at that start point and we needed to cool down. What a... More 

Thank Beverleydc
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shuttle bus is efficient and the drivers are informative and very friendly. The cemetery and tunnels are interesting and the view is stunning. We especially enjoy watching the ships come through the heads from the very end point. Have walked around to check out the quarantine station and other buildings and found them a terrible disappointment. The hospital building... More 

Thank MissParticular1007
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started out just wanting to see Cheviot Beach where Harold Holt disappeared all those years ago, and discovered there was a lot more to see. We drove to the Quarantine Station and that is as far as you can go in a private vehicle. From there you can take a number of scenic walks but we chose to take... More 

Thank Georgie2112
Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pristine coastline which has some spectacular views across the bay and the Heads. Take comfortable shoes as it's a long walk and there is no water available along the way. Thongs are not appropriate footwear.

Thank JudyMoody11
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful coastal park with access to ocean views and bird life. A must see park of the Mornington Peninsula.

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