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Steele Point Cottage

Sydney Harbour National Park

Overview

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Wake up to views of the Sydney Harbour skyline at Steele Point Cottage in Nielsen Park, Vaucluse. This fully self-contained heritage accommodation on the harbour foreshore offers a private and secluded getaway for 2 people.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cottage
Bedrooms 1
Maximum guests 2
Facilities Barbecue facilities, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • Minimum stays may apply
  • Peak season: Weekends and NSW school holidays, excluding winter school holidays.
Bookings Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Check in from 2pm, check out by 10am. Early check in is not available.
  • Please bring all food, drink and condiment items with you.
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Steele Point’s location in Sydney Harbour National Park is hard to beat. Perched on the edge of a sandstone cliff in Nielsen Park, you’re surrounded by lovely swimming spots and outstanding views of Sydney’s cityscape.

Built in the 1880s as a gunner’s barracks to protect Sydney Harbour, Steele Point Cottage has been carefully renovated to keep heritage features including original ceilings and timber flooring. It’s the perfect accommodation for weekend escapes and honeymooners.

There’s plenty of things to do in Nielsen Park during your stay. Get your coffee fix at The Nielsen and relax on the sands of Shark Beach—just 25m from your doorstep. Hermitage Foreshore track will lead you towards Rose Bay, passing the secluded Milk Beach and Hermit Bay along the way. If you want to explore further afield, the cottage isn’t far from the iconic Watsons Bay and Bondi Beach.

If you prefer to keep it local, the cottage is equipped with everything you need for a romantic getaway. Cosy up in your soft bathrobe, bring a bottle of bubbly and watch the city light up as the sun sets.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Things to do:

The Nielsen

Located in the picturesque grounds of Sydney Harbour National Park in Vaucluse, The Nielsen incorporates several dining spaces catering to a range of experiences.

The Nielsen, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek
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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 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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Aerial view of Steele Point Cottage in Sydney Harbour National Park, with city skyline in the distance. Photo: G Pickford/OEH.