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Middle Head Officers Quarters

Sydney Harbour National Park


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Going to a wedding or looking for a secluded getaway in Sydney Harbour National Park? Middle Head Officers Quarters is close to the action but in its own world – only minutes from Mosman village and Taronga Zoo. 

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cottage
Where 3 Governors Road, Mosman, NSW, 2088 - in Sydney Harbour National Park
Bedrooms 2
Maximum guests 4
Facilities Carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power
Price Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking.
Bookings Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • There are 2 semi-detached cottages. Each cottage has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 people. You can book 1 or both cottages.
  • Nearby beaches are Balmoral Beach (2.5km) and Chowder Bay (2km). Cobblers Beach and Obelisk Beach are clothing optional and not suitable for children.
  • There are cliffs and steep drop-offs around the cottages. Children should be supervised at all times.
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Listed on the State Heritage Register, these semi-detached cottages are located in the former Officers Quarters within the historic Middle Head fort precinct. Sweeping vistas of Sydney Harbour are just a short walk away. Wedding guests will be close to the action – popular venues at Bradleys Head, Athol HallChowder Bay and Balmoral Beach are all within 5km.

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time, surrounded by 19th century gun pits and vast stretches of coastal heath and woodland. Enjoy the quiet solitude and soak up the afternoon sun on the west-facing verandah. Wander down the road for a café breakfast before exploring the magnificent harbour walks.

There’s plenty to keep you busy during your stay. Explore the boutiques and bistros of Mosman, spend the day at Taronga Zoo, or take a short drive to Balmoral Beach and Chowder Bay.

For iconic harbour views, challenge yourself to the Sydney Harbour Scenic Walk. Sydney’s mild winters are ideal for bushwalking and whale watching, while the headland blooms with flannel flowers, native fuschias and wattle in spring.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Things to do:

Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk

Take the Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk for beautiful views of Sydney Harbour. This easy walk takes you from Taronga Zoo to the beach and cafes at Chowder Bay.

Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Things to do:

Middle Head

Middle Head is one of Sydney Harbour's seven headlands. Enjoy scenic views of Sydney Harbour from the lookout or take a guided tour of the historic fort and military relics.

Two people looking out over the harbour at Middle Head in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE
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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. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes not valid for landing fees.

    Buy annual pass
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Aerial view of Middle Head Officers Quarters with Sydney Harbour in the background. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE