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Middle Head Officers Quarters

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Middle Head Officers Quarters.

Getting there and parking

Middle Head Officers Quarters is located in the Middle Head area of Sydney Harbour National Park, near Mosman. To get there:

  • From Mosman, follow Middle Head Road until you reach the boom gate at the end of the road.
  • You‘ll get a gate code after you book. Enter the code and continue along Governors Road for around 120m.
  • Middle Head Officers Quarters is the white weatherboard building behind the wooden fence on your left.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available for up to 2 cars per cottage.

The paid carpark just before the boom gate is under the care of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. NPWS passes are not valid in this carpark. Please check signs carefully.

Facilities

There are 2 semi-detached cottages. Each cottage is fully self-contained and includes:

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king bed and 2 king single beds.
  • 1 bathroom with a hot shower and flush toilet.
  • Lounge room with dining table.
  • Kitchen with a fridge, electric oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee plunger and tea strainer.
  • Crockery, glassware and cutlery.
  • Electric heater and fan.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Carpark

Drinking water

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

  • Bridges Residence is wheelchair-accessible, and has a wheelchair-accessible toilet and shower.
  • Morris Residence is not wheelchair-accessible.
  • A wheelchair-accessible ramp leads to both cottages.
  • Some bush tracks around the area will require assistance.

Medium access presents some minor difficulties, such as a grassy surface. You may require a little assistance to get around in some areas.

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

  • Please don’t play amplified music 
  • No parties or events

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Gathering firewood

Generators

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Middle Head Officers Quarters

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 fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.

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