Collins Settlement Historic Site

National Parks and Reserves

At the beginning of the 19th century, the British government decided to establish a settlement at Port Phillip and Sullivan Bay was chosen because of its strategic location near the entrance of the Bay. The settlement is significant because it was the first attempt to settle Europeans permanently in what is now Victoria.

A small part of Collins Settlement Historic Site was acquired in 1982 by the State Governement, with the help of public donations. Friends of Collins Settlement Sorrento Inc. assist with managing the area.

Things to see and do
– Explore the revegetated area and absorb the history of Victoria’s first settlement
– Visit the Nepean Historical Society Museum in Sorrento

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Facilities

Carpark Nature & Wildlife Walk

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