Fort Pearce (Point Nepean National Park)


Fort Pearce (Point Nepean National Park)

Fort Pearce was once an important part of Port Phillip’s defence system. Explore the gun emplacements, underground ammunition storage and observation point. Take in vistas over the windswept coastland and wild swells of Bass Strait.

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Fort Pearce (Point Nepean National Park)



Need to know

Fort Pearce (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fires permitted
  • No camping
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No swimming
  • Restricted opening hours
  • Management vehicle only
  • No vehicles
  • No fishing
  • No generators
  • No firearms allowed


  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Other warnings
    • Vehicles

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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