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Nielsen Park Cafe and Halbert Pavilion

Sydney Harbour National Park


Nielsen Park offers a popular cafe with terrific seasonal cuisine, and several different venues to suit a range of special events, from weddings to corporate parties.

Cafes and kiosks
Sydney Harbour National Park
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For more information and bookings please call (02) 9337 7333, send us an email or visit The Nielsen website.
Hire this venue

Nielsen Park Cafe and Halbert Pavilion is available for events and function hire.

Sydney has an abundance of riches when it comes to stunning harbourside destinations, but Nielsen Park is particularly popular, with three large picnic areas near Shark Beach. Visitors looking for an added dash of convenience can’t go past The Nielsen, located in renovated 1914 Neilsen Park Kiosk. Come for the locally sourced ingredients and dynamic breakfast menus or the boutique wines matched to a lunch menu which changes throughout the year to reflect individual season.

The Nielsen is just one of several venues available for private hire in Nielsen Park, among the Moreton Bay figs, making it a perfect place to hold a special event or memorable wedding. Halbert Pavilion is an open-plan room surrounded by beautiful gardens. The surf club at the eastern end of Shark Beach delivers sweeping panoramic harbour views of Bradleys Head and Middle Head. There’s something to suit every need here at Nielsen Park - and all within the southern precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Conservation program:

Fort Denison heritage collection project

Fort Denison is home to a wealth of historic heritage. The Fort Denison heritage collection project invited volunteers to locate, identify, document, conserve, interpret and make accessible the heritage collections in Sydney Harbour National Park. This allowed NPWS to engage with the community and ensure our collections are protected.

 Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Park info

  • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.

    Other fees:

    Landing fee or tour fee applies to visit Sydney Harbour Islands. Fort Denison can only be visited on a tour. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands Island, all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Vaucluse
      (02) 9337 5511
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
    • Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9337 1303
    • Mosman
      (02) 9960 6266
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Wednesday to Friday
    • Governors Road, Middle Head, Mosman NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9960 3965
See more visitor info
Neilsen Park, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan