Weekend Wanderings: Fort Nepean

Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY

Late year I went to the Quarantine Station on Point Nepean, which is down on the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, the Bay that Melbourne is on, and one of the reasons we went there was so we could go to the Point, see where it was.  We had no real idea of what what there, but knew that a World War II fort was there as well.  Depending on which way you go, either just over 2 kilometres on the road, or if you go on the walking track it is longer.  We went the long way, and we were really surprised with what we found.

Fort Nepean was built for the second world war to protect Melbourne, though the war never came this far South and Victoria’s only real involvement was the supply of men to fight to fight in it.  I’m sure there was more to it…

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