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Steele Point Cottage

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


Updated: 31/10/2014 03:17 PM

“An historic cottage with harbour views that is in a national park and so close to the city – we couldn’t have asked for more.”

Perched on the edge of a sandstone cliff in Sydney Harbour National Park’s Nielsen Park, Steele Point Cottage offers superb holiday accommodation in a bushland environment.

Built in the 1880s as a gunner’s barracks to protect Sydney Harbour, the cottage has been restored to offer secluded heritage accommodation in the heart of Sydney. It’s the perfect place for romantic escapes and weekend getaways; boasting outstanding harbour views of Sydney’s cityscape and landscape that will take your breath away.

Aside from being close to Nielsen Park, including the beach, walking tracks and the Nielsen Bay Café, the cottage isn’t far from iconic Bondi Beach or Watsons Bay. The city, including Sydney landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are easily accessible from the cottage.


Getting there

Getting there:

Steele Point Cottage 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
  • Further information will be provided at the time of booking.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Off street parking is available at Steele Point Cottage for up to two vehicles.

Important info

You should know:

  • Bedding configuration: 1 x queen
  • The cottage is fully self-contained and furnished, including TV, DVD, appliances, crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans, an outdoor setting and barbecue
  • All linen and towels are provided
  • There is a two night maximum stay

Wheelchair access:


Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty


Gap Bluff Centre, Phone: 02 9337 2333

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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:

Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk