Point Nepean National Park - Go Beyond Melbourne


Key Features: Wildlife/Nature, Historic Fort & Quarantine Station, Walking/ Cycling Trails

end of Point Nepean Road, Portsea VIC 3944

+61 3 5950 1579

Opening Hours

  • Open daily
  • Vehicles can enter the park 8am–5pm (6pm in January) and exit at any time.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists can enter any time.
  • The Point Nepean Information Centre is open daily, except Christmas day, from 10am to 5pm.

Point Nepean National Park

Mornington Penisula

Point Nepean is truly one of Victoria’s beautiful natural landscapes. A special place with so much to see and discover. It has a rich history and played an important role in shaping the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria.

Located right at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, the Park offers 360-degree views of the dangerous Rip, wild Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay.

Explore the military forts and tunnels at Fort Nepean. Discover the historic Quarantine Station through a self-guided tour. Explore this historical precinct which has almost 50 heritage listed buildings. The Quarantine Station was established in 1852 and from 1952 the buildings also housed the Army Officer Cadet School.

Witness the wild waves from Cheviot Hill and view the memorial where  former Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared in December 1967.

Take a picnic, walk or cycle over 10 kilometres of coastal tracks whilst enjoying the coastal native trees and grasses which are an ideal habitat for Australian wildlife.

A hop on hop off shuttle bus service operates from 10.30am to 4.00pm daily, except Christmas day, between the Quarantine Station and Fort Nepean.


  • Breathtaking views of Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait
  • Historical Quarantine Station and Fort precinct
  • 10 kilometres of cycling / walking trails
  • Bike hire available at visitor centre
  • Hop on hop off shuttle bus service available in the Park


  • Everyone is welcome


  • Groups welcome and tours available