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 fishing
  • No motorised vehicles, including electric bikes or scooters allowed on management vehicle only paths, tracks or roads
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping
  • Management vehicle only
  • No fires permitted
  • No vehicles
  • Restricted opening hours
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators

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.

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.

Closures - Fort Nepean

Engine house walking track closed until further notice.  Access to Gun emplacements 5 & 6, Engine House, Battery Observation Posts restricted.  

Discovery Tents expansion: February – late 2024

Works to expand the ‘Discovery Tents’ campground at Point Nepean National Park are underway. During this time, some areas of the Quarantine Station may be temporarily closed to public access, and there may be some construction noise. For more information, visit the project page, email the team at engage@parks.vic.gov.au or call us on 13 1963.

May 24th - No Shuttle Bus service this day due to Public Event

No Shuttle Bus service May 24th 

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