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Rodd Island

Sydney Harbour National Park

Overview

Rodd Island in Iron Cove is a peaceful paradise that is perfect for your upcoming function. You and your guests can relax in one of the lovely summer houses and enjoy the waterside location.

Venue is suitable for
Wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, parties, christenings, funerals and memorials, private lunches, private dinners
Capacity
Maximum people: 150
Facilities
Picnic tables, drinking water, toilets
Availability
Available for hire 7 days a week
Bookings

To make a booking or for more information, please email the Events and Venues Unit or phone (02) 9585 6570.

Other Information
This venue is also suitable for commercial and public events such as live performances, festivals and product launches.

Rodd Island, located in the sheltered waters of Iron Cove, just off Birkenhead Point, has a colourful history and boasts some of the best views west of Sydney Harbour Bridge. This perfect venue hire option is in the farthest west of the harbour islands within Sydney Harbour National Park.

While celebrating your special day, you and your guests can walk through the expansive gardens, gaze at the spectacular scenic harbour views, and explore the historic buildings, including a dance hall and 2 summer houses. In 1879, Rodd Island became the first public recreation reserve in Sydney Harbour. It was also used as a biological laboratory and US army training ground during the Second World War.

A unique venue hire option offering an impressive backdrop, Rodd Island is among Sydney’s best venues and is available for hire for any special function.

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 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).

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Views over Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan