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

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

Warnings

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

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.

COVID-19 closures at Point Nepean

 
In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, Parks Victoria has closed the following areas at Point Nepean National Park until further notice: Fort Nepean, including underground tunnels (no access beyond Fort Pearce). For more information, please visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid19

Building and structure closures due to works

The Disinfecting Complex (Boiler House and Foul Luggage Store) is closed until mid August due to building conservation works. 
Works to improve the day visitor facilities adjacent to the Quarantine Station Car Park will be carried out in June and July.  Access to these facilities may be restricted during this time.  Alternate picnic facilities are available at the Parade Ground or Gunners Cottage.

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