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Bradleys Head Amphitheatre

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Alerts for Sydney Harbour National Park: closed areas, upcoming fire bans

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Updated: 31/10/2014 03:17 PM

“Bradleys Head Amphitheatre is one of those places that just makes you say ‘gosh, I love Sydney.'”

Bradleys Head Amphitheatre is an exceptionally popular lookout in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photographers flock to the site to capture its breathtaking views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison.

As well as offering first-class views, Bradleys Head Amphitheatre is a much-loved picnic area. You can also wander out to the old stone jetty for some fishing, or set off on one of Bradleys Head’s beautiful bushwalks.

Oh, and engaged Sydneysiders take note – it’s regarded as one of the city’s best outdoor wedding locations, you can even hold your reception at Athol Hall.

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Getting there

Getting there:

From Mosman follow Military Road onto Bradleys Head Road.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Bradley's Head and at the nearby Athol Hall and the Rifle Wall. Please note that no onsite parking is available at Bradley's Head on New Years Eve.

Important info

Facilities:

  • Carpark
  • Drinking water
  • Other facilities/equipment
  • Lookout
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets
  • Flush toilets

Wheelchair access:

Medium

Assistance may be required to access this area. Disabled parking and toilets are available.

Opening hours:

Bradleys Head is open from 6am to 8pm every day but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Contacts:

National Parks Contact Centre, Phone: (02) 9253 0880 within Sydney, or 13000 Parks for the cost of a local call within Australia (mobiles excluded)
Mosman, Phone: 02 9960 6266

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- Alerts

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.

upcoming fire bans

Fire ban (Saturday 1 November) A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
 

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Bradleys Head Amphitheatre, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan