The Quarantine Station at Point Nepean was first opened in 1852 and officially closed 1980. From 1951 until 1998 the station also housed the Australian Army Officer Cadet School and the School of Army Health.
When I decided that I was going to do the 4 day hike to Machu Picchu, I knew that I would have to do some training. One of my favourite place to go hiking close to home is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula- Point Nepean National Park.
Over the years, this park has been home to a Quarantine Station for newly arrived immigrants to the city of Melbourne, and also to the Royal Australian Army.
In this post I thought I’d cover the army forts at the very tip of the park.
I work in a hotel. I used to work at the local Visitor Info Centre. These are the answers to most of the questions I have been asked on a near daily basis for years…
The Mornington Peninsula is a very popular holiday destination just outside of Victoria’s capital city, Melbourne (about an hours drive if the traffic isn’t too terrible). There is something for everyone- beaches, wineries, mazes, old forts, amazing cafés, and so much more. I thought I’d put together a simple guide for everyone planning to come visit or perhaps inspire some to come!