Gunners Car Park / Cottage (Point Nepean National Park)

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Gunners Car Park / Cottage (Point Nepean National Park)

Explore Gunners Cottage, the original master gunner’s house. Once housing military personnel and their families, this is the furthest point you can drive within Point Nepean National Park.

How to get there

Gunners Car Park / Cottage (Point Nepean National Park)

Facilities

Visitor Centre
Carpark

Need to know

Gunners Car Park / Cottage (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Beware feral bees
  • 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.

Closures - Fort Nepean

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

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.

Altered Front Gate Opening/Closing Times

Point Nepean National Park is open daily. Temporarily vehicles may enter the park between 7am-6pm and can exit at any time. Pedestrians and cyclists can enter and exit the park any time.

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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