Coles Track (Point Nepean National Park)


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, on the VicEmergency smartphone app or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

How to get there

Coles Track (Point Nepean National Park)

Need to know

Coles Track (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


  • 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.

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 - pending further engineering/ technical assessments.

Shuttle Bus Delayed Start - October 8th

Due to Around the Bay cycling event, the Point Nepean National Park internal shuttle bus service will not commence until 11:30am on Sunday the 8th October, 2023.

Beach access at The Bend

Beach access from the Bay Beach Walk at The Bend, within Point Nepean National Park, is affected by storm damage.  

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