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Steele Point Cottage

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Steele Point Cottage.

Getting there and parking

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    Steele Point Cottage is located in Nielsen Park in Vaucluse, which is part of Sydney Harbour National Park. It’s about 12km from the centre of Sydney. To get there:

    • Take New South Head Road from the city towards Vaucluse
    • Turn left onto Vaucluse Road and follow until you reach Steele Point Road
    • To open the security boom gate, press the green button or use the access code on your booking confirmation.
    • Follow the road until you reach the cottage, on your left.

    Nielsen Park has a 25km/hr speed limit and is a shared traffic zone. Please look out for pedestrians.

    Key collection 

    • Your booking confirmation email will include an access code to open the security boom gate on Steele Point Road and the key deposit box at the cottage.
    • Please return the cottage keys to the deposit box on check out. Fees may apply for lost keys.
    • If you haven’t received your access code before your stay, call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Parking is available for 1 vehicle at the cottage.

    By public transport

    Take Bus 325 to Nielsen Park. It’s less than 10min to walk about 650m from the bus stop to the cottage.

    Best times to visit

    Sydney Harbour National Park offers exceptional experiences all year round. You're sure to find a walk, tour, activity or attraction to appeal, regardless of season.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    20°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded

    45.3°C (1939)

    Winter temperature


    7°C and 16°C

    Lowest recorded

    2.1 °C (1932)


    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    • The cottage is fully self-contained with 1 bedroom (queen bed), bathroom, kitchen, dining room and lounge room.
    • The bathroom has heated towel racks, a hair dryer and hand soap.
    • All kitchen items should be washed up and put away. Additional fees may be charged for any unreasonable cleaning required or missing/broken items. Cleaning products are provided.
    • There's no internet access.


    • Flush toilets

    Barbecue facilities

    The cottage has a gas barbecue and an outdoor seating area. Please leave the cottage and barbecue clean and tidy.

    Drinking water


    The bathroom has a bath and a shower.

    Electric power

    The cottage has an electric heater and fan.


    Fridge, freezer, electric stovetop, oven, microwave, toaster and kettle.

    Plates and cutlery

    Royal Doulton dinner sets, champagne flutes, wine bucket, decanter, coffee plunger and tea strainer.

    Bed linen

    Sheridan bed linen.


     Towels and bathrobes.

    Rubbish bin

    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.

    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.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


    Disability access level - no wheelchair access



    Amplified music is not permitted. Noise restrictions apply between 10pm and 7am.


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


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Steele Point Cottage

    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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