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Shakespeares Point

“We both love the great outdoors, so this natural bush setting was the perfect choice for a great day out.”

Shakespeares Point in Nielsen Park is a perfect outdoor location to highlight the best of Sydney’s urban and natural charms. Located in the southern reaches of Sydney Harbour National Park, just east of Shark Beach, it provides a stunning backdrop for a memorable day out.

This lovely tree-lined setting backs onto a large flat grassy area, with plenty of space for friends and family to mingle. You’ll catch glimpses of Shark Bay and views of the iconic city skyline to the west while you're catching up with friends and family.

From here, you can explore other areas within the beautiful Nielsen Park, like Bottle and Glass Point.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Shakespeares Point  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 Shakespeares Point 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:

  • Carpark
  • Drinking water
  • Other facilities/equipment
  • Flush toilets
  • Flush toilets
  • Venue

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at Shark Beach – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
  • A kiosk and picnic areas are located at adjacent Nielsen Park
  • If you'd like to hire this venue, please visit the OEH venue hire page.

Opening hours:

Shakespeares Point, in Nielsen Park , is:

  • Open 6am – sunset (Monday – Sunday)
  • Closed between Christmas Day and New Year

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)
Vaucluse, Phone: 02 9337 5511

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Shakespeare Point, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government