Point Nepean Quarantine Station (Point Nepean National Park)

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Point Nepean Quarantine Station (Point Nepean National Park)

Point Nepean Quarantine Station offers a glimpse into the early European history of Victoria. Established in 1852, explore nearly 50 heritage-listed buildings. Learn about life at this once-remote location and the station's critical role in protecting locals from introduced diseases. 

How to get there

Point Nepean Quarantine Station (Point Nepean National Park)

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets

Need to know

Point Nepean Quarantine Station (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No drones without a permit
  • No camping
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed
  • Restricted opening hours
  • Speed restrictions apply
  • Management vehicle only
  • No vehicles
  • Boating zones apply
  • No generators

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Deep water
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Beware feral bees
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

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.  

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

No Shuttle Bus service May 24th 

Point Nepean Opening and Closing Times - vehicle access

Point Nepean National Park -  Gate opening and closing is currently 5am open and 5pm close to vehicles. Vehicles can exit the park at anytime.  Pedestrian and bike access available all hours.  

Discovery Tents expansion: February – late 2024

Works to expand the ‘Discovery Tents’ campground at Point Nepean National Park are nearing completion, with re-vegetation and planting underway. 

During this time, access to the new camping area will be temporarily closed to allow time for the grass and plantings to establish. Bunting and signage is in place to help direct visitors. For more information, visit the project page, email the team at engage@parks.vic.gov.au or call us on 13 1963.

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