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Steele Point Cottage

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Alerts for Sydney Harbour National Park: closed areas


Updated: 19/11/2014 02:53 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

Collins Flat Beach unavailable for venue hire
Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire due to the impact of high visitation on the critical habitat found at this location.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Mosman office on (02) 9960 6266 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Locations affected: North Head, Collins Flat Beach
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
Some areas of Sydney Harbour National Park are closed due to upgrade of viewing platforms and walking tracks. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas include Gap Bluff walking track, Gap Bluff, South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact Harbour Area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
The Nielsen Park shark net has been re-installed - Nielsen Park
The Nielsen Park shark net has been re-installed following annual winter maintenance.

Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk