Point Nepean shuttle service


Shuttle service

Point Nepean National Park

The Point Nepean Shuttle is a hop-on hop-off shuttle service transporting visitors between the front entrance, Quarantine Station and Fort Nepean.

(03) 5986 5666

Visitors can hop on and off at the designated stops along the way, or stay on until the end and return back to the stop they boarded from.  It currently operates from a single 55 seater bus and can accommodate standard wheelchair access. The bus cannot accommodate motorised / scooter style or the Parks Victoria all-terrain wheelchairs due to access limitations.  Bicycles cannot be taken on the bus.

Note that the service does not regularly stop at the park entrance. The Shuttle Bus connects with the Portsea public bus (788) stop at the front entrance gate at three designated times – see timetable below.

This service is operated by Ventura Buslines under permit arrangement with Parks Victoria. Tickets are available for purchase from the driver at the designated stops. Most credit cards and cash accepted. Tickets are valid for the day of purchase only.  One-way tickets are not available.

Things To Do

A view of the bunker and canons overlooking Bass Straight at Fort Nepean.

Fort Nepean

Fort Nepean is one of the fortifications that protected Melbourne during World War I and II. Located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, where the calm waters of Port Phillip meet the wild waves of the Southern Ocean, explore the extensive tunnel complex which connects the historic gun emplacements.
The historic buildings of the Quarantine Station at Point Nepean.

Quarantine Station

Point Nepean Quarantine Station offers a glimpse into the early European history of Victoria. Established in 1852, explore nearly 50 heritage-listed buildings. Learn about life at this once-remote location and the station's critical role in protecting Australia from introduced diseases.

How to get there

Shuttle service

Visitor Centre
Viewing Lookout - Fill Section

Need to know

Shuttle service

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.

  • Point Nepean National Park

    Point Nepean National Park is closed

    Under the direction of the Chief Health Officer and in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services’ requirements limiting the number of people at public gatherings to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) Point Nepean National Park will remain closed until further notice.

    The Bend Steps closed

    Access to The Bend steps, including access to the Bay Beach Walk from this location, will be closed until further notice due to severe erosion. Beach access is available at Observatory Point and the Quarantine Station only.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Heritage building and precinct closures due to COVID-19

    The following buildings and structures will remain closed until further notice:-
    -            Information Centre
    -            Fort Nepean Tunnels and Engine House 
    -            Disinfecting Complex (Boiler House)
    -            Foul Luggage Store
    -            Shepherd’s Hut
    -            Hospital 3 & Cook House

    There is no bike hire.

    Shuttle Bus service suspended until further notice

    The Point Nepean Shuttle Bus service has been suspended until further notice to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).   
    The park remains open to  vehicle entry from 6am – 6pm, and 24/7 access for pedestrians and cyclists.  The toilet facilities also remain open.

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