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Steele Point Cottage

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Alerts for Sydney Harbour National Park: closed areas


Updated: 23/12/2014 01:33 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


National Parks Contact Centre, Phone: (02) 9253 0880 within Sydney, or 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) for the cost of a local call within Australia (mobiles excluded)

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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 for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: North Head, Collins Flat Beach
Sydney Harbour National Park accommodation
Constables Cottage, Green Point Cottage and Steele Point Cottage are currently unavailable for booking until further notice. New options are being considered for the conservation, management and use of these buildings. For more information please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: Constables Cottage, Green Point Cottage, Steele Point Cottage

Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk