Observatory Point Picnic Area (Point Nepean National Park)

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Observatory Point Picnic Area (Point Nepean National Park)

Only a short walk from the Gunners Cottage Carpark, head to Observatory Point for a scenic Picnic. Take in the vistas over Port Phillip Bay, back towards Melbourne and across the length of the Point Nepean.

How to get there

Observatory Point Picnic Area (Point Nepean National Park)

Need to know

Observatory Point Picnic Area (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No horses
  • No swimming
  • No fires permitted
  • No firearms allowed
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No generators
  • No camping
  • Management vehicle only
  • No vehicles
  • No fishing
  • Boating zones apply

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
    • Deep water
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area

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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