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Clark Island

Sydney Harbour National Park


Undoubtedly one of Sydney’s best wedding venues, with expansive views across the iconic Sydney Harbour, Clark Island is the perfect venue hire option. You’re sure to impress your guests with this impressive backdrop.

Venue is suitable for
Wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, private lunches
Maximum people: 150
Picnic tables, drinking water, toilets

For fee information, please email the Events and Venues Unit or phone (02) 9585 6570.

Venue available for exclusive hire
If the event is for over 30 people, the island must be booked exclusively.
A completed application form should be received at least 6 months in advance of the event in order to assure availability of your preferred venue and date(s) and adequate time for the review process by NPWS. Initial assessment of the event application, site plan and supporting documentation may take 2-3 weeks. Please contact the Events and Venues Unit for information regarding cancellations.
Other Information

Venue availability is from 8am to 8pm during daylight saving, and from 8am to 5pm at other times. 7 days a week, except from 22 December to 2 January, and Australia Day.

Located off the tip of prestigious Darling Point near Double Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, the beautiful Clark Island spans less than a hectare in size and boasts spectacular Sydney Harbour views, making it one of Sydney’s most sought-after wedding venues.

Lieutenant Ralph Clark cultivated the island as a vegetable garden in 1789 after arriving with the First Fleet the year before. Though his vegetables were continually stolen, the name ‘Clark’ remains firmly attached to the island, which is now a recreational haven for Sydneysiders.

Savour your event day while you and your guests soak up Clark Island’s exceptional vistas and historic surroundings. Wander its bushland pathways and feel you’ve stepped into a postcard as you indulge in some of the best Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge views around.

Take a virtual tour of Clark Island on Google Street View.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info

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 carpark: 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 calendar day - additional time can be purchased.

    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, you'll need to book and pay landing fees beforehand. To arrange, please contact 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

    Buy an annual pass.
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      (02) 9960 6266
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Wednesday to Friday
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    • Fax: (02) 9960 3965
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Aerial view of Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan