Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean National Park


Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean National Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Bunurong People. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Bunurong Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Point Nepean has played an important role in shaping the early settlement and defence of Australia.

Walk or cycle through this rugged coastal landscape.

Explore military forts and tunnels, learn about the people who passed through the Quarantine Station - and see fascinating artefacts spanning back over 150 years.

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.

If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.

Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean National Park was previously a training base for the Australian Defence Force and unexploded ordnances remain. Keep to marked trails for your own safety.

Access to ocean beaches and marine national parks is prohibited due to conservation efforts and for safety reasons.

Swimming at Bay Beach and the Quarantine Station is permitted. However be aware of strong currents and rips.

When to go

Point Nepean National Park is a hive of activity from November to April. Join in the fun with events such as craft markets, Portsea Swim Classic, Portsea Twilight, Portsea Polo, Barefoot Cinema, Portsea Running Festival and the Mornington Peninsula Food and Wine Festival.

Need to know

Point Nepean National Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Point Nepean National Park

    Point Nepean National Park is closed

    Under the direction of the Chief Health Officer and in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services’ requirements limiting the number of people at public gatherings to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) Point Nepean National Park will remain closed until further notice.

    The Bend Steps closed

    Access to The Bend steps, including access to the Bay Beach Walk from this location, will be closed until further notice due to severe erosion. Beach access is available at Observatory Point and the Quarantine Station only.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Heritage building and precinct closures due to COVID-19

    The following buildings and structures will remain closed until further notice:-
    -            Information Centre
    -            Fort Nepean Tunnels and Engine House 
    -            Disinfecting Complex (Boiler House)
    -            Foul Luggage Store
    -            Shepherd’s Hut
    -            Hospital 3 & Cook House

    There is no bike hire.

    Shuttle Bus service suspended until further notice

    The Point Nepean Shuttle Bus service has been suspended until further notice to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).   
    The park remains open to  vehicle entry from 6am – 6pm, and 24/7 access for pedestrians and cyclists.  The toilet facilities also remain open.

Point Nepean National Park

3880 Point Nepean Rd
Portsea VIC 3944
13 1963
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