Fort Pearce (Point Nepean National Park)

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Fort Pearce (Point Nepean National Park)

Fort Pearce was once an important part of Port Phillip’s defence system. Explore the gun emplacements, underground ammunition storage and observation point. Take in vistas over the windswept coastland and wild swells of Bass Strait.

How to get there

Fort Pearce (Point Nepean National Park)

Facilities

Lookout

Need to know

Fort Pearce (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted
  • No camping
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No swimming
  • Restricted opening hours
  • Management vehicle only
  • No vehicles
  • No fishing
  • No generators
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Other warnings
    • Vehicles

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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