Gunners Car Park / Cottage (Point Nepean National Park)

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Gunners Car Park / Cottage (Point Nepean National Park)

Explore Gunners Cottage, the original master gunner’s house. Once housing military personnel and their families, this is the furthest point you can drive within Point Nepean National Park.

How to get there

Gunners Car Park / Cottage (Point Nepean National Park)

Facilities

Carpark
Visitor Centre

Need to know

Gunners Car Park / Cottage (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • Restricted opening hours
  • Speed restrictions apply
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No fishing
  • No generators
  • No horses
  • No swimming

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Beware feral bees
  • 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.

COVID-19 closures at Point Nepean

 
In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, Parks Victoria has closed the following areas at Point Nepean National Park until further notice: Fort Nepean, including underground tunnels (no access beyond Fort Pearce), Gunners Cottage (car park open) and all buildings in the Quarantine Station, including the Visitor Information Centre, Shepherd’s Hut, Hospital 3 and Cook House; and bike hire and ice-cream sales are not available. For more information, please visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid19

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.

Building and structure closures due to works

The Disinfecting Complex (Boiler House and Foul Luggage Store) is closed until mid August due to building conservation works. 
Works to improve the day visitor facilities adjacent to the Quarantine Station Car Park will be carried out in June and July.  Access to these facilities may be restricted during this time.  Alternate picnic facilities are available at the Parade Ground or Gunners Cottage.

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