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Nielsen Park

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Alerts for Sydney Harbour National Park: closed areas

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Updated: 07/10/2014 07:00 AM

“Nielsen Park is our favourite place for a family picnic. Shark Beach is a great place for the little ones to swim and they love exploring the foreshore walks.”

Sydney serves up some of its best outdoor offerings at Nielsen Park, located at Vaucluse in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Blessed with the glistening Shark Beach and glorious harbour views, Nielsen Park is one of Sydney’s favourite year-round recreation areas.

It’s also one of the most picturesque places for a picnic, boasting three large, sheltered picnic areas. Relax on the grass and enjoy your lunch beneath a shady fig tree. Stroll along the scenic foreshore walking track or explore the area by kayak.

Stay overnight at Steele Point Cottage and in the morning the kids can swim and build sandcastles while you relax with a coffee at the Nielsen Park Cafe before setting out to explore Bottle and Glass Point.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Nielsen Park is in the Nielsen Park precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park. To get there:

  • Take New South Head Road away from the city
  • Turn left into Vaucluse Road and then left into Greycliffe Avenue
  • It’s a short walk to Nielsen Park from here.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available in Greycliffe Avenue, including several designated disabled spots.

Important info

Facilities:

  • Drinking water
  • Picnic tables
  • Flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point
  • Venue

You should know:

  • The beach is protected by a shark net during the summer months
  • It's possible to hire the venue for a private function

Wheelchair access:

Hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty

  • There are gentle slopes, three large, grassy picnic areas with harbour views, an accessible toilet and some seats
  • Various bitumen paths take you around to vantage points where there are panoramic views from the city to the harbour entrance

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Sydney Harbour National Park

closed areas

Constables, Green Point and Steele Point Cottages currently unavailable for booking. (Ends Tuesday 30 December)

New options are being considered for the conservation, management and use of these buildings. It’s expected that an announcement about this process will be made later in 2014.
Locations affected: Constables Cottage, Green Point Cottage, Steele Point Cottage
Gap Bluff Headland walking track closure
The National Parks and Wildlife Service is upgrading the Gap Bluff Headland walking track and viewing platforms in Sydney Harbour National Park from 7 October 2014 to 28 November 2014. The area will be closed for safety reasons during this time. It is anticipated that the work may be completed in early November but progress is dependant upon the weather conditions.
 Previously completed stages of the upgrade included the construction of two viewing platforms and interconnecting walking tracks. The final stage of construction will provide further upgrades to two additional viewing areas and associated walking track.
For further information please contact the local NPWS office on 9337 5511.
The Nielsen Park shark net has been re-installed - Nielsen Park
The Nielsen Park shark net has been re-installed following annual winter maintenance.

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Neilsen Park, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan