Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean National Park Review

Point Nepean National Park is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula.  This majestic park has a lot to offer from discovering the historic Quarantine station to exploring the military forts and tunnels.

The one thing we can promise you is that you won’t be going home disappointed.

There are walks that include the Fort Nepean is approx 2.6km from Gunners Carpark. You can hire a bike or catching the shuttle bus ($10 for adult round trip) if do not want to be on feet.

Make sure you see the Museum as it is a great place to visit in it’s own right.

Apart from the beauty of the Port Nepean Park, the Quarantine Museum is the most interesting attraction. The information within the different buildings is fascinating for anyone with an interest in the movement of people by sea into Victoria and the trials and tribulations of the voyages; their diseases, the fumigation processes and the sad notes about the graveyard and on the few gravestones remaining.

You will need at least two-three hours to walk over the site properly so bring comfortable shoes and lots of water and enjoy the great history of early settlers to Victoria.

Park Information

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.

The park is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, with outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay.

Explore the military forts and tunnels, discover the historic Quarantine Station, view the memorial where Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing or simply enjoy the coastal surrounds.

Opening hours

  • The park is open every day.
  • Vehicle access to park is available from 8am – 5pm daily.
  • The park is accessible at all times by foot or bicycle.
  • The Information Centre is open 10am – 5pm daily (closed Christmas Day). Note: there is no information officer on duty between 1.00pm and 1.30pm.

How to get there

Point Nepean is located 90km from Melbourne. In addition to car access, public transport options include a train service from Melbourne to Frankston followed by a bus to Portsea.

From the other side of Port Phillip Bay, the Queenscliff to Sorrento ferry operates on the hour from 7am to 6pm (with extended summer hours).

Camp Spots Close

Portsea Camp

  • 3704 Point Nepean Road, Portsea (1260 metres away)


Sorrento Foreshore Camping

  • (5 km away) BeachRegionTravel & Transportation

Sorrento Foreshore Caravan and Camp

  • Salonika St, Sorrento (5 km away)
    Camp site

Defence Rd, Portsea VIC 3944