Bike Riding on the Mornington Peninsula
Bike Tours & Self Guided Hire
Experience the unique historic Point Nepean National Park from your bike in a fun, engaging & healthy way. Located at the end of Point Nepean Road, where Bass Strait meets Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula ends. Point Nepean’s rich history has had a significant impact on Victoria and Australia in terms of immigration, quarantine and defence. You can either rent a bike or book into one of our guided tours.
Bike Tour Details
Explore Point Nepean National Park!
Your tour begins at Point Nepean National Park. The cycling tracks are well maintained, and the terrain is generally smooth making it the ideal tour for all cyclists who have a good level of confidence, fitness and ability.
Within the park you’ll ride to many historic sites. Our first stop is the old Quarantine Station area – 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 through 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.
You will then hop back on the bikes to head home via Cheviot Hill, the mysterious beach where then Prime Minister Harold Holt vanished in 1967.
Wildlife is also a pleasant highlight of the tour – 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.