Welcome to Point Nepean National Park


The national park is known for its stunning coastal scenery and features a number of lovely walks and cycling paths. A large section of the park is a former range area and still out of bounds due to unexploded ordnance.

You can visit its Fort Nepean, as well at the fascinating historic Quarantine Station precinct. Dating from 1852, this complex was used to quarantine passengers right until 1979; today it's a museum with interesting displays detailing its history, along with some 50 heritage buildings to explore, including the Hospital and Wash House.


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Point Nepean National Park activities

$135.61 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Mornington Peninsula Small-Group Tour, Cruise from Melbourne

After a scenic drive from Melbourne arrive at Point Nepean National Park right at the tip of the Peninsula with its remarkable military history and spectacular views of Bass Strait. Next head to Sorrento Pier to join your 3-hour cruise into the bay where you will hop on-board the purpose built luxury vessel dolphin-and seal-spotting tour on Port Phillip Bay where wild bottlenose dolphins give birth off Point Nepean. There’s a good chance you’ll spot dolphins and Australian fur seals, along with a vast array of birdlife, as you cruise through the bay to the rocky outcrop known as Chinaman’s HatEnjoy a light sandwich lunch whilst spotting the bottlenose dolphins living and breeding in Port Phillip Bay. After the cruise your guide will meet you at Sorrento Pier to return you back to Melbourne.

$211.61 Outdoor Activities

Melbourne Super Saver: Great Ocean Road plus Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne Attraction Pass

Great Ocean Road Classic Tour:Experience the thrill of a classic road trip along the Great Ocean Road, one of the world's most scenic coastal routes. Take in spectacular views as the historic route winds along Victoria's southwest coast, passing long golden beaches, rugged sandstone cliffs and eucalypt rainforest.Pass the beach resort villages of Lorne and Apollo Bay and take in panoramic coastal views from the Cape Otway Lighthouse, the only lighthouse along the Great Ocean Road that is still possible to visit. The route also takes you among the soaring eucalypt trees of the Otway rainforest, and to the offshore sandstone stacks called the Twelve Apostles. Hear the tragic tales of the Loch Ard Gorge and discover why this spectacularly wild part of Victoria is known as the Shipwreck Coast. Then, enjoy a traditional Australian lunch.Mornington Peninsula Day Trip:After exploring the Great Ocean Road, take another day trip (within seven days) to Melbourne's beach getaway on the Mornington Peninsula, only an hour from the city.Come and discover why the Mornington Peninsula is one of Melbourne's most treasured destinations. You'll find the famous bathing boxes, glorious beaches, national parks, cellar doors, regional produce, grand gardens and adventure activities. Go back in history at the stunning Point Nepean National Park and Quarantine Station. Enjoy lunch at a traditional local eatery along with a complimentary wine tasting at the Cellar door.During Summer choose to pick your own strawberries at a Strawberry Farm or during winter enjoy delicious chocolate treats at a local Chocolate shop. Then it's time for adventure at the The Enchanted Adventure Garden! Australia's largest Tube Slide Park, 4 mazes including a 3D indoor maze and 20 beautifully landscaped gardens.Melbourne Attractions Pass:Then see the best of Melbourne, and save time and money with the Melbourne Attraction Pass. Visit three of Melbourne's premier attractions -- either Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel OR Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck 88. Tickets are issued at departure of the Great Ocean Road Tour: the pass allows single entry to each attraction and is valid for six months from the date of collection.

$459.71 Private & Custom Tours

1-Day Custom Private Tour from Melbourne

Highlights: --most comprehensive choices to design your tour --we work closely to help with your design --pick you up at your accommodation … --play your own music on board --flexibility to adjust your itinerary or route on the way where possible What you can expect: Within 24 hours of booking, you will receive a greeting email, initiating a discussion about your tour design. Our experienced staff will work with you on the whole process, providing our best suggestion and advice to assist you to finalize the tour itinerary. We know you may have done a good homework on where to go and what to see but if not, do not worry we are here. Just let us know what you want! We will forward you enough information by email, for your decision making! The tour you designed can include all sorts of venues and activities, as long as they can fit into 8 hours as planned. Typical tours can be: 1, A shopping tour: there are just so many places you can go Melbourne CBD (Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne's GPO, The Block Arcade, Melbourne Central,  Queen Victoria Village (QV), Target Centre, Emporium Melbourne, Collins 234 Boutique Place, The Strand, Queen Victoria Market); South wharf DFO; Docklands(Harbour Town Melbourne); Chapel Street (Windsor Quarter, South Yarra, Greville Village, Yarra Lane, Prahran) Chadstone (the biggest shopping center in the Southern Hemisphere) 2, Choose a few cultural and historical sites to visit: Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, St Paul's Cathedral, St Patrick Cathedral, Parliament House, Fitzroy Garden, Cooks Cottage, MCG, Crown Casino, Yarra Valley bank, Immigration Museum, State Library, Melbourne Central, Old Melbourne Gaol, St Kilda Beach, Brighton Beach(colourful bathing boxes)........ 3, Explore Melbourne's unique folk arts (graffiti, street music) in CBD's laneways 4, Enjoy coffee and beautiful food that Melbourne is famous for! 5, See penguin parade in Phillip Island 6, A scenic view over the great ocean road and 12 apostles 7, Wine tasting tour in beautiful  Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula 8, See native Australian animals in Healesville Sanctuary 9, Puffing Billy train adventure and other Dandenong range exploration 10, Mornington Peninsula tour including Point Nepean National Park, Cheese and Choclate tasting, Strawberry picking(seasonal), hot spring, Enchanted Adventure Garden 11, and many more On the day at the planned time, you will be picked up in your accommodation and the journey starts! You will have the full flexibility in terms of time and venue you want to visit. Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere in your own music played in the car!

$565.52 Day Trips & Excursions

Mornington Peninsula Trike Day Tour for Two from Melbourne

Visit Melbourne's glorious Mornington Peninsula with its history, views, vineyards and vitality. Take in the views of Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay and the Peninsula from atop Arthur’s Seat lookout - you can ride up on the trike or you can take the chairlift if you choose. After a break for morning tea you then head to Cape Schanck where you can explore the rugged Cape by walking down to the beach from the headland, make a cairn out of rocks and even explore the lighthouse area. From there your local operator takes you to beautiful Sorrento - where you have lunch - before passing through Portsea as you travel to the historic Point Nepean National Park to spend several hours exploring the area. Here you are guided through the historic Quarantine Station on foot and you can discover the tales to be told of this area. You then catch a Shuttle Bus for a short journey to Fort Nepean - a beautiful coastal area in itself, and also historic as it's where the first artillery shot of the British Empire was fired in World War 1 and also Australia's first artillery shot of World War 2. Explore the Fort and learn of Victoria's fort system and rare lighthouses, and at the same time take in the panoramic views of the entrance to our Bay - one of the world's most dangerous harbour entrances - across The Rip to Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff and explore Point Nepean before heading back.  And if all of that is not enough, you may have time to visit a winery or two, or a gourmet produce outlet of choice - there's lots to see and do!

$72.24 Water Sports

Mornington Peninsula Kayak Coastline Tour of Dolphin Sanctuary

Kayaking is a fantastic way to explore the pristine Mornington Peninsula coastline. This is the perfect place to launch a kayak and glide across the translucent blue of Port Phillip Bay.Your kayak tour begins with a briefing covering terminology, equipment use, skills and safety procedures. Your highly experienced guides also educate kayakers on the marine life and points of interest likely to be encountered.Your guide will lead you via the picturesque hilltop mansions, paddle past timeless sailing boats and marinas, serene bays and inlets, sharing expert knowledge on the history and typography of the area.The kayak tour is around 14kms which takes approximately 2 hours to paddle with a break for a snack on the beach.You’ll scale the coastline of Point Nepean National Park, and make your way into the Dolphin Sanctuary. Throughout the tour, your guide will tell you all about the history of Port Phillip Bay and the marine life. After making your way closer to the Heads, you'll turn around and head towards Sorrento, past the hilltop mansions and private piers, before returning to Portsea.

$43.78 Walking & Biking Tours

Self-Guided Point Nepean National Park Bike Tour for Two

Your tour begins at the Bayplay office in Portsea. Collect your bike and audio guide then head to Point Nepean National Park. The cycling tracks are well maintained and the terrain is generally smooth making it the ideal tour for all cyclists aged 8 and above of a reasonable level of confidence, fitness and ability. Within the park you’ll ride to many historic sites. Visit the old Quarantine Station area – a site with buildings dating back to the mid 19th Century that was used to prevent the spread of dangerous diseases, house troops during World War II and protect ethnic Albanians fleeing the Balkans conflict in the 1990’s. You’ll then move through the historic Cattle Jetty, Pearce Barracks and Eagles Nest.Next stop is Fort Nepean. Located at the end of the Mornington Peninsula, Fort Nepean helped make Melbourne, Australia’s most well defended city. You’ll be able to hop off your bikes and explore the vast tunnels of the fortress that were used during the first and second World Wars. Not to mention the breathtaking lookout points where Bass Strait meets Port Phillip Bay.After exploring the fort, head home via Cheviot Hill, the mysterious beach where then Prime Minister Harold Holt vanished in 1967.Wildlife is also a pleasant highlight of the tour - lucky cyclists may spot Bottlenose Dolphins frolicking in the water; Australian Fur Seals playing out on rock formations, Echidnas can be spotted along Coles Track - a scenic bike path, Rosellas give the sky a dash of color around the Quarantine station and much more.

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