Bike Riding Tour - Point Nepean National Park
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Portsea, VIC
- Product code: PMDS7T
Explore Point Nepean National Park!
Our cycling tour is the perfect way to explore the beautiful Point Nepean National Park. All of our tour guides have a detailed knowledge of the area and its history, making it the ideal way to experience the National Park. This bike tour is suitable for cyclists aged 8 years and over with a reasonable level of fitness and cycling ability.
Within the park you’ll ride to many historic sites. First stop is the old Quarantine Station – A site with buildings dating back to the mid-19th Century that was used to prevent the spread of dangerous diseases, house troops during World War II and protect ethnic Albanians fleeing the Balkans conflict in the 1990’s. You’ll then move towards the historic Cattle Jetty, Pearce Barracks and Eagles Nest.
Next you’ll ride out to Fort Nepean, located at the end of the Mornington Peninsula, Fort Nepean helped make Melbourne, Australia’s most well-defended city. You’ll be able to hop off your bikes and explore the vast tunnels of the fortress that were used during the first and second World Wars. Not to mention the breathtaking lookout points where Bass Strait meets Port Phillip Bay.
After a short stop, you can ride the bikes to head home via Cheviot Hill, the mysterious beach where the Prime Minister Harold Holt vanished in 1967.
Wildlife is also a pleasant highlight of the National Park – lucky cyclists may spot Bottlenose Dolphins frolicking in the water; Australian Fur Seals playing out on rock formations, Echidnas can be spotted along Coles Track, Rosellas give the sky a dash of colour around the Quarantine station and much more.
The tour will take about 2 hours (it may be longer, depending on group size and cycling ability). Our guides will give commentary of historic sites, the natural environment and lead you to the best viewing points for photo opportunities.
2.30pm - 5.00pm. Tour times may vary depending on numbers and demand. If you have a preferred time for your group, please let us know. Groups bookings are tailored to your requirements where possible.
Meet your guide at Bayplay Tours , 3755 Point Nepean Road, Portsea . All Day parking is behind the building or up Franklin Road between December and April .
Bicycle, helmet and refreshments.
Commentary from your knowledgeable and experienced guide.
Many photo opportunities from the best vantage points around Point Nepean.
First aid supplies, safety equipment and a mobile phone via your guide.
What to Bring/Wear?
You should bring a backpack for personal items – camera, mobile phone, sunscreen and water bottle. A hat, sunglasses, comfortable riding clothes and closed heel shoes are essential. You are welcome to bring along your personal bike helmet or bike if you prefer. You should definitely bring your enthusiastic sense of adventure!
Participants need to be at least 8 years and of age and of reasonable fitness/confidence level. The pace of the trip is controlled carefully so as to maximise enjoyment and minimise effort. A sense of fun and adventure is your biggest asset. Children under 8 years can be catered for on private or family tours.