Steele Point Cottage
Sydney Harbour National Park
Replacement of Nielsen Park seawall in 2021
The Nielsen Park concrete seawall is being replaced as part of a program to improve access to national parks. Construction will occur between April and December 2021. There will be unavoidable restrictions on visitor access to Shark Beach during this time. Find out more about the improvements planned for Nielsen Park in 2021.
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.
|Where||2 Steele Point Road, Vaucluse, NSW, 2030 - in Sydney Harbour National Park|
|Facilities||Barbecue facilities, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power|
|What to bring||Food supplies|
|Bookings||Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
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.
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Things to do:
Located in the picturesque grounds of Sydney Harbour National Park in Vaucluse, The Nielsen incorporates several dining spaces catering to a range of experiences.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Nielsen Park office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
- 02 9337 5511
- Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, 6 Steele Point Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030
- 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.
Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark, Goat or Rodd Island, or Fort Denison, 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.Buy annual pass