Point Nepean National Park, Portsea

26 December 2019 - 7 January 2020

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Cinema Portsea

You arrive at Point Nepean National Park in Portsea and are greeted by the sweet sounds of a great local artist and breathtaking views reaching across Port Phillip and the coastline.

Grab yourself something to eat and an icy cold drink as you sit back and take in the fun festival atmosphere. Soak up the natural wonders and the rich history of the Quarantine Station and its heritage buildings while you enjoy breathtaking views and sunsets from the Parade Ground setting.

As the sun tucks itself away into the ocean, the lights come on and the venue is transformed into a truly magical outdoor cinema. This experience will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your summer.

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How to get there

If taking an Uber or Taxi, just ask your driver to drop you off at the Quarantine Station in Point Nepean National Park – Ochiltree Road, Portsea.

Then keep an eye out for a member of the Barefoot crew who will be able to show you how to get to the site.

There is some parking available at Barefoot Cinema, but it is strictly limited so arrive early to secure a spot.

We also encourage car pooling to make the most of the spaces available and minimise our impact on the environment so please car pool if you can!

Parking is located at the main carpark at the Quarantine Station.

The Frankston to Portsea Route 788 public bus will take you right to the entrance of Point Nepean National Park, but will not be running at the end of the night and it is a long walk (approx 1.5km) to the site.

Please click here to see the bus timetable.

Disabled parking is available free of charge at the Quarantine Station carpark. Please speak to one of the Barefoot crew when you arrive at Point Nepean National Park and they will be able to show you where to park and how to get to the site.

Seating arrangements

General admission seating

No seats are provided in the general admission area, but there is plenty of room for your own beanbag, picnic rug or low back chair. It’s also pretty comfy on the grass!

Pleases keep the other guests in mind when choosing your spot as it won’t be much fun for someone spending the whole night looking at the back of your chair. There will be designated areas towards the back or sides of the venue for anyone with a high back chair.

There are also some beanbags for hire, but they sell out quick so make sure you get in early!

Barefoot VIP Lounge

Treat yourself with an Barefoot VIP Ticket and make this a really special night out. Each VIP Ticket includes:*

  • your choice of a reclining chair or beanbag within our premium seating area;
  • a free drink and popcorn;
  • complimentary blanket hire; and
  • waited service during the film.

There are no allocated seats in the Barefoot VIP Lounge, so make sure you arrive early to get a good spot for you and your friends.

We offer a wide range of food & drinks

We offer a wide range of food & drinks

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History of this site

Point Nepean National Park has many uses over the years and is an incredibly historic location. It was originally inhabited by the Bunurong people for many years and it is still a very important place to them.

More recently, Point Nepean was the Quarantine Station used by the early settlers and it also played an important role in Victoria’s and Australia’s military for many years, including throughout the First and Second World Wars.

Barefoot Cinema acknowledges the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation as a Traditional Owner of this land. We respect and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples history and heritage and their continuing spiritual connection to the land and seas. We value their living culture and practices and their right to self-determination.

Find out more here.

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