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Steele Point Cottage

Sydney Harbour National Park

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.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    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

    Average

    20°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded

    45.3°C (1939)

    Winter temperature

    Average

    7°C and 16°C

    Lowest recorded

    2.1 °C (1932)

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    99.4mm

    Facilities

    • The cottage is fully self-contained with 1 bedroom (queen bed), bathroom, kitchen, dining room and lounge room.
    • Sheridan bed linen, towels and bathrobes are provided.
    • The bathroom has heated towel racks, a hair dryer and hand soap.
    • Kitchenware is provided including Royal Doulton dinner sets, champagne flutes, wine bucket, decanter, coffee plunger and tea strainer.
    • The kitchen includes a fridge, freezer, electric stovetop, oven, microwave, toaster and kettle.
    • 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
    • Rubbish and recycling bins are available

    Toilets

    • 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

    Showers

    The bathroom has a bath and a shower.

    Electric power

    The cottage has an electric heater and fan.

    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 + 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).

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

     

    Prohibited

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

    Pets

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

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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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).

      Buy an annual pass.
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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.