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Steele Point Cottage

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Replacement of Nielsen Park seawall

Construction to replace the concrete seawall at Nielsen Park is scheduled for completion in June 2024. Shark Beach will be closed during this time. Find out more about the improvements planned for Nielsen Park.

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
Where 2 Steele Point Road, Vaucluse, NSW, 2030 - in Sydney Harbour National Park
Bedrooms 1
Maximum guests 2
Facilities Barbecue facilities, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power, kitchen, plates and cutlery, bed linen, towels, rubbish bin
What to bring Food supplies
Please note
  • A $300 security bond will be held against your card on the day of arrival or the day before.
  • Check in from 2pm, check out by 10am. Trying to enter before 2pm will set off an alarm. 
  • Early check in is not available. Fees may apply for late checkouts. 
  • Please bring all drinks and condiments with you.
  • Steele Point Cottage is not suitable for parties or events.
  • When booking your stay at Steele Point Cottage, please expect some noise from the seawall construction. Works may occur 7am-5pm from Monday to Friday, and 7am-1pm on Saturdays.
  • Nielsen Park Kiosk and restaurant, The Nielsen, are currently closed due to renovation works. There are numerous cafés, food outlets and supermarkets only a short drive away in Vaucluse and Rose Bay.

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. Take a walk along the Hermitage Foreshore track towards Rose Bay, passing beautiful Milk Beach, Queens Beach and Hermit Bay along the way. Picnic in the grounds of the nearby historic Greycliffe House or Strickland Estate. 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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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.

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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: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head: $5 per vehicle per day. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Coin payment available at Fairfax carpark machines only. Chowder Bay: 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. Park’nPay: You can also pay for your visit to any area via the Park’nPay app.

    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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