Portsea, Point Nepean National Park

13 Dec

There is plenty of natural landscape in Victoria, but what makes Point Nepean National Park so beautiful is the military history on Fort Nepean, housing gun batteries and military fortifications from 1886.

Piggletino made his way to the fort and as he looked back, he observed an interesting sight – calm waters on the left, and gushing waves on the right!

He made his way towards the old engine house ruins to explore what sits within…

And there were lots of information on the history and characters of Point Nepean, including the fort’s role in WWI and WWII.

Besides, Point Nepean holds many other tales – Prime Minister Harold Holt had disappeared in 1967, presumed drowned; SS Cheviot was wrecked at the Cheviot Beach; two cannons sat at the fort facing Bass Strait and were only fired once each… and most importantly – scary underground tunnels that once housed the soldiers who defended the city.

A great place to visit for both the history and the views, Piggletino recommends this trip to all travellers!

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