VISITORS to the 560-hectare Point Nepean National Park will soon be able to overnight there in a tent.
In a low key visit last week, Environment and Climate Action Minister Lily D’Ambrosio and Nepean MP Chris Brayne (pictured) had a first-hand look at one of the 36 pre-pitched tents that will be available from spring.
Erected on wooden decks, the tents are close to the beach (signs warn of strong currents and rips) and amenities, including kitchens.
Brayne said the “camping experience” would help “ensure the site’s ongoing presence as an environmentally and historically significant tourist destination”.
The camping ground – part of a $4.5 million “upgrade” included in the park’s master plan – is near the historic Quarantine Station. A second stage of the camping project will see more tent pads “sensitively placed” near a remnant moonah woodland.
Point Nepean National Park is open daily. Vehicles can enter 7am-5pm (6am-6pm in daylight savings) and exit at any time. Pedestrians and cyclists can enter any time. There are designated boat landing areas in front of the Quarantine Station.