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Cobblers Beach

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

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Updated: 01/11/2014 12:01 AM

“We didn’t have time to get out of town, so spent a gorgeous afternoon at this little beach. We came back feeling refreshing and invigorated.”

For a mini-holiday without leaving town, Cobblers Beach is a picturesque cove, ideal for swimming and picnicking; great for taking time out from a hectic city schedule. Nestled in bushland on the northern edge of Middle Head, near Mosman, enjoy expansive views across the scenic foreshore to Dobroyd Head and Grotto Point Lighthouse.

Spend a relaxing afternoon snorkelling or paddling the tranquil waters. If you forget your swimmers don’t worry; it’s a designated nude bathing spot.

If you’re in the mood to explore, walk the Don Goodsir track to the 1801 Forts, which highlight Sydney’s colonial past.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Cobblers Beach is in the Middle Head precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park. To get there:

  • From Mosman, follow Middle Harbour Road to the end
  • Cobblers Beach is accessed via a walking track on the northern side of Middle Head.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at the Harbour Trust carpark in Best Avenue, Mosman.

Important info

Facilities:

  • Carpark
  • Trackhead/access point

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
  • This is an important natural habitat for sting rays. Please be careful when in the water at all times.
  • While designated a nude-bathing area, clothing is required in the surrounding bushland and on the grassed area directly behind the beach.
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
  • Toilets are located in the park at Middle Head and at Middle Head oval.

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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.

fire bans

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends 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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Hornby lighthouse and South Head. Photo: David Finnegan