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Grotto Point Aboriginal engraving site

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Nearby aboriginal sites

  • Basin Aboriginal Art site, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo © Andrew Richards

    Basin Aboriginal art site

    Basin Aboriginal art site in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park offers picnicking and walking. The fascinating rock engravings at the site are part of the significant Aboriginal cultural heritage in this area.

 

Nearby things to do

A father and son go fishing next to a marina at Bobbin Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH

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Bobbin Head

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Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Goat Island

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Oyster shells on Towra Beach in Towra Point Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

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Towra Beach

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Akuna Bay Marina, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: d'Albora Akuna Bay

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Akuna Bay

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View across the harbour from Clark Island. Photo: Kevin McGrath © DPIE

Picnic

Clark Island

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Family walking beneath the trees at Nielsen Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

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Nielsen Park

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Aerial view of South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE

View

South Head

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Yiningma lookout, aerial view of Bluefish Point from North Head. Photo: John Spencer © DCCEEW

View

North Head

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A gravel trail surrounded by eucalyptus trees on Centre trail, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Credit Alegria Reyes/DPE © DPE

Cycle

Centre trail

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2 visitors following Fairfax walk along the coast, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer © DPE

Walk

Fairfax walk

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A Fit City Tours group walking along the shoreline during the Manly hiking tour. Photo © Fit City Tours

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Manly hiking tour

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Rodd Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government

Picnic

Rodd Island

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The view at Bujwa Bay, Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Photo: T Willsteed © the photographer

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Walk to Bujwa Bay

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Military fortifications on the escarpment edge at Georges Head in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Andrew Elliot © DPE

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Georges Head

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Elvina trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo credit: Luke McSweeney © DPIE

Walk

Elvina trail

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Reef Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government

Swim

Reef Beach

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NYE in Sydney Harbour

Celebrate the New Year with the best views of Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks. Sydney Harbour National Park offers fantastic vantage points for a spectacular panorama of the city skyline.

NYE 2014 at Bradleys Head in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

 

Whale watching top spots

NSW national parks have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure.

A humpback whale breaches the water off the NSW coast, near Sydney. Photo credit: Wayne Reynolds &copy Wayne Reynolds
Grotto Point Aboriginal engraving site

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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