Sunday 10 September 2017

Point Nepean & The Rip

Point Nepean is the southern most point of Port Phillip bay and the "Rip" the entrance to the bay.It was named in 1801 after Evan Nepean, a British politician and Colonial Administrator. Fortifications were built in 1878 and gun batteries were installed in 1886 at Fort Pearce  and two years later at Eagles Nest, much of which remains today. A gun battery was constructed in 1911. Today it is a museum and a fantastic place to walk and explore. It is also the location   where the Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared in December 17th, 1967, presumably drowned while swimming at Cheviot Beach.  Further towards Portsea in the park is the old Quarantine Station and a bus runs from there to the point and the Rip. The views of ships entering and ;leaving port Phillip bay can be seen from the point. A good place to stay to explore the areas is:-

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