Coles Track (Point Nepean National Park)

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Coles Track (Point Nepean National Park)

Coles Track is an all abilities 2.4km walk that runs between the Quarantine Station and Defence Road. The track ends here, however you can continue your walk along Defence Road winding through native Moonah Woodlands with occasional glimpses of Port Phillip Bay all the way to the fortifications at the very tip of Point Nepean National Park.

The wildlife is prominent here, so be sure to take your camera in case you come across an echidna or blue tongued lizard.

Snakes are active in the warmer months, so please stay on the existing paths to avoid any unnecessary encounters.

Before you visit check the Fire Danger Rating and for days of Total Fire Ban at www.emergency.vic.gov.au, on the VicEmergency smartphone app or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

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Coles Track (Point Nepean National Park)

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Coles Track (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fishing
  • No vehicles
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No camping
  • Management vehicle only
  • No fires permitted
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Gun Emplacements 5 and 6, Engine House and Battery Observation Posts closed at Fort Nepean

The Fort Nepean precinct is open, however Gun Emplacements 5 and 6, Engine House and Battery Observation Posts at Fort Nepean are closed due to safety concerns arising from recent engineering inspections. Further technical assessments and remediation investigations are being undertaken.

South Channel Fort (Point Nepean National Park) - Tunnels closed

The South Channel Fort and Jetty remains open to public access. However, all access into the sub terrain tunnels/ keep (via Licensed Tour Operators) is currently restricted due to safety concerns.  Further engineering/ technical assessments will be undertaken.

Coastal path to Engine House Closed

The coastal path to the Engine House precinct at Fort Nepean is currently closed due to safety concerns from instability.

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