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Shakespeares Point

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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

“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 (general inquiries, venue information and bookings), Phone: 02 9337 5511 (for inquiries about wedding ceremony bookings call 02 9337 7016)

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