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The Nielsen

Sydney Harbour National Park


Located in the picturesque grounds of Sydney Harbour National Park in Vaucluse, The Nielsen incorporates several dining spaces catering to a range of experiences.

Cafes and kiosks
Sydney Harbour National Park
Opening times
For more information and bookings please call (02) 9337 7333, send us an email or visit The Nielsen website.
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The Nielsen is available for events and function hire.

Sydney has an abundance of riches when it comes to stunning harbourside destinations. Nielsen Park is particularly popular, boasting three large picnic areas near the pristine Shark Beach. 

Visitors looking for an added dash of convenience can’t go past The Nielsen, located in the renovated 1914 Nielsen Park Kiosk building. Enjoy locally sourced ingredients and dynamic breakfast menus at The Nielsen Restaurant. Indulge in the boutique wines matched to a lunch menu which changes throughout the year to reflect individual season. For something quick, grab a specialty coffee or choose from a selection of sandwiches at The Nielsen Kiosk. 

The Nielsen is just one of several venues available for private hire in Nielsen Park, among the majestic Moreton Bay figs. This makes it a perfect place to hold a special event or memorable wedding. Available for exclusive hire, The Pavilion has a leafy outlook over Fig Tree Road in the centre of the park. This is a popular venue for weddings and private events. The surf club at the eastern end of Shark Beach delivers sweeping panoramic harbour views of Bradleys Head and Middle Head. There’s something to suit every need here at Nielsen Park, and all within the southern precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Fort Denison heritage collection project

Fort Denison is home to a wealth of historic heritage. The Fort Denison heritage collection project invited volunteers to locate, identify, document, conserve, interpret and make accessible the heritage collections in Sydney Harbour National Park. This allowed NPWS to engage with the community and ensure our collections are protected.

 Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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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).

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Neilsen Park, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan