Point Nepean Visitor Centre / Area (Point Nepean National Park)


Point Nepean Visitor Centre / Area (Point Nepean National Park)

The Point Nepean Information Centre is the central hub of Point Nepean National Park and is located within the Quarantine Station. There are drinking fountains available, with barbeque facilities, several picnic tables and platforms and flushing toilets.

You can grab an audio tour from the Information Centre to learn about the rich history of the Quarantine Station, Fort Nepean and their surroundings.

Or you can get on the hop-on-hop-off Point Nepean shuttle service, which runs between the Quarantine Station and Fort Nepean. This is a great way to explore all the highlights of Point Nepean National Park.

Bike and eBike hire is available from Bayplay opposite the Information Centre. For all bookings visit bayplay.com.au. All terrain wheelchairs may also be borrowed from the Visitor Centre for people with limited mobility.

Boat landing is permitted in designated boat landing areas in front of the Quarantine Station only.

Swimming at the bay beach and the Quarantine Station is permitted, however, be aware of strong currents and rips. The beach is unpatrolled with limited access for emergency services.

Snakes are active in the warmer months, so please stay on the existing paths to avoid any unnecessary encounters.

Before you visit check the Fire Danger Rating and for days of Total Fire Ban at www.emergency.vic.gov.au, on the VicEmergency smartphone app or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

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Point Nepean Visitor Centre / Area (Point Nepean National Park)


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Point Nepean Visitor Centre / Area (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fires permitted
  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping
  • Speed restrictions apply


  • Other warnings
    • Vehicles
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

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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