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South Head

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Goat Island

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Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

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Fort Denison

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View across the harbour from Clark Island. Photo: Kevin McGrath

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Clark Island

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Neilsen Park, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Nielsen Park

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Shark Island picnic area, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

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Shark Island

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Beehive Casemate, Obelisk Bay, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: K McGrath/OEH

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Beehive Casemate tour

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Camp Cove, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

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Camp Cove

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Fairfax walk, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

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Fairfax walk

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Scenic views from Middle Head lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Middle Head Forts tour

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Rodd Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government

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Rodd Island

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Netted swimming enclosure Chowder Bay, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: K McGrath/OEH

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Chowder Bay

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Georges Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government

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Georges Head

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Reef Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government

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Reef Beach

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The height of the fireworks display, Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Jennifer Mitchell

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NYE in Sydney Harbour

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NYE in Sydney Harbour

Celebrate the New Year with the best views of Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks. Sydney Harbour National Park offers fantastic vantage points for a spectacular panorama of the city skyline.

NYE 2014 at Bradleys Head in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

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NSW national parks have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

Humpback whale breaching. Photo: Wayne Reynolds
South Head

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
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    • Mosman
      (02) 9960 6266
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Wednesday to Friday
    • Governors Road, Middle Head, Mosman NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9960 3965
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South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan