We now offer a range of NHS Guided Tours . . .
These tours are tailored to meet the needs of all ages and mobilities.
All are available to book individually, or to ‘pick and choose’ the areas that interest you and your group.
Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start . . .
The Sorrento Museum and Watt’s CottageAn introductory Tour of The Sorrento Museum and Watt’s Cottage. The Video presentations that form part of this tour give an excellent overview of the history of the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula.
1803 Collins Settlement Site Historic Area
This tour visits the site of the historic short lived settlement led by David Collins in 1803. The tour is conducted in association with Friends of The Collins Settlement.
You will visit the interactive display centre, view where the settlement was located and have the opportunity to walk the Dorothy Houghton track around the Eastern Sister at Sullivan Bay.
The Quarantine Station
This tour visits the historic Quarantine Station located at Point Nepean. The tour features the history of The Quarantine Station and the experience of those that came to Victoria and were Quarantined.
The tour can be tailored to suit the mobility of your group, with plenty to see on the flatter ground and more buildings with added views for those that fancy a walk.
The Forts of Point Nepean
Often taken in association with The Quarantine Station Tour, this tour takes you down to the spectacular views at Point Nepean. The tour is also able to provide a guided exploration of the gun emplacements and tunnels at the forts.
Note: This tour requires that the Point Nepean Shuttle Bus be booked as it is the only motorised access to the Point.
Harold Holt Memorial
The Forts of Point Nepean tour can include a ‘stop off’ at the Harold Holt Memorial at Cheviot Beach where Prime Minister, Harold Holt disappeared in 1967.
Mornington Peninsula National Park
The Point Nepean National Park runs from London Bridge (pictured) in the West to Cape Schanck in the East. There are many localities that your group can visit. While the possibilities are numerous, access may be an issue. While some are available directly by bus. . . there are various levels of walking difficulty with many others.
Our tours are run by volunteers, which enables us to provide excellent value. Because each tour can be very different, we don’t quote prices here, but please complete the ‘Enquiry Form’ below and our team will get back to you as soon as possible (Please note that as we are volunteers this may not be immediate).
Tour Enquiry Form
We look forward to showing you around our fabulous part of the Southern Peninsula.
The NHS Tour Group
The Nepean Historical Society is a Licensed Tour Operator with Parks Victoria (CA1113)