Fort Nepean (Point Nepean National Park)

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Fort Nepean (Point Nepean National Park)

Located at the very end of the Mornington Peninsula, Fort Nepean is one of the fortifications that protected Port Phillip and Melbourne during World War I and II. Explore the extensive tunnel complex which connects the historic gun emplacements. 

How to get there

Fort Nepean (Point Nepean National Park)

Facilities

Viewing Lookout - Fill Section
Toilets

Need to know

Fort Nepean (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

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.

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.

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.

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