News: Port Phillip Bay south head's new attraction

Former Quarantine Station opens at Point Nepean NP

The former Quarantine Station at Port Phillip Bay’s southern head recently opened to the community for the first time in 150 years, and now forms part of the Point Nepean National Park.

Signage, a visitors’ centre and three new tracks allow visitors to appreciate the location and learn the history and significance of the Quarantine Station, which first operated in 1852.

One of the new walking paths links Point Nepean with the
Mornington Peninsula National Park.

"This new track is an extension of the long coastal walk from Cape Schanck," said the Victoria's Environment Minister, The Honourable Mr Gavin Jennings.

The Commonwealth Government handed over the 90ha site to Parks Victoria in June this year.