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Fort Nepean, Portsea

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4.6/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
Fort Nepean is a former defensive facility occupying part of Point Nepean, Victoria, Australia. It was part of a network of fortifications, commanded from Fort Queenscliff, protecting the narrow entrance to Port Phillip.
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  • The day we visited was beautiful and made the trip. The bus driver talked us through he area which was nice. The facility is interesting and worth a couple of hours walking and investigating, especial...  read more »
  • Stunning place. Havent been here since i was a kid about 20+ years ago. Forgotton what it was like. If u like walking, the scenery is just amazing. The bush walks and roads are not difficult and they ...  read more »
  • We really enjoyed our day at Point Nepean. First a look around the information centre/quarantine station. We then drove up to the Gunners cottage which is where you decide to jump on the bus ($10) or ...  read more »
  • Instead of waiting for the transporter which had just left we decide to take a slow walk up. We were lucky to see an echidna on the way. The view of the sea was breath taking. AT noon the sun was not hot because of the sea breeze .We enjoyed our trip visiting the historical fort. Experiencing the ride on the transporter back to the car park. Nice place to visit.
  • Free entry. It is the last place to visit in the Fort Napean National Park. Quite large. It also has 2 old barrels on display. It is maintained properly to show the bare minimum walls and light available to solders and officers stationed here some decades back. It's on a good height, so the view is good. The view of both sides of the peninsula is great. The oceanic waves are very high and strong at one of the sides. The Fort Napean Shuttle Bus comes up to this point, so the accessibility of the tourist point is good. Beach was closed for maintenance etc. when I visited in Feb-16 end. Thankfully, it also has public toilets, which may be required when you walk for 4 kms.
  • Quite an eye opener into early Victorian history. It is far from the city so allocate yourself a full day to get their and see the whole complex + quarantine station. Very long walk from the car park to the fort (~5km). Shuttle bus runs mostly the day and is quite pricey. No food or water at both the fort or around the park so pack accordingly.
  • I loved the views but I also think that the government should think about Remilitarising the old fort that they have there because of the worries of North Korea and world war 3
  • great place to walk to. great view and the fort in interesting to visit.
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