Fort Nepean (Point Nepean National Park)


Fort Nepean (Point Nepean National Park)

Located at the very end of the Mornington Peninsula, Fort Nepean is one of the fortifications that protected Port Phillip and Melbourne during World War I and II. Explore the extensive tunnel complex which connects the historic gun emplacements. 

How to get there

Fort Nepean (Point Nepean National Park)


Viewing Lookout - Fill Section

Need to know

Fort Nepean (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fishing
  • No vehicles
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No swimming
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • Management vehicle only
  • No fires permitted
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators


  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Gun Emplacements 5 and 6, Engine House and Battery Observation Posts closed at Fort Nepean

Gun Emplacements 5 and 6, Engine House and Battery Observation Posts at Fort Nepean are closed due to safety concerns arising from recent engineering inspections. Further technical assessments and remediation investigations are being undertaken.  

Coastal pathway to Engine House precinct - limited access

Access along one section of the coastal path to the Engine House precinct has been realigned and the walkway is narrow.  All abilities access may be limited along this narrow section.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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