Pearce Barracks, Fort Pearce and Eagles Nest

Point Nepean National Park

Explore some of the fortifications built in the early 20th century while enjoying stunning views of Bass Strait and Port Phillip.

Heritage Sites

Fort Pearce was established in 1911 and closed in 1942. It consisted of two gun emplacements, an ammunition store and an observation post. After its closure the guns were moved to nearby Cheviot Hill where they were more secure. The troops lived in quarters at Pearce Barracks.

Eagles Nest once contained the largest disappearing gun, built in 1889. The site now hosts a radar tower used by shipping.

Getting there

The Point Nepean shuttle bus has a stop at Fort Pearce or there is a bike rack for locking up bikes.

Route/Trail notes

Explore the area at your leisure. Signs should provide plenty of direction to find the three areas.

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