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NYE North Head

Sydney Harbour National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about NYE North Head.

Getting there and parking

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    North Head is on North Head Scenic Drive, off Darley Road in Manly. Access from North Head gate to the celebration area is by walking only.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Parking is not available.

    By public transport

    Visit the Transport NSW website or call 131 500 for information about public transport.

    Some roads will be closed. Extended special event services will be running during the evening.

    Maps and downloads


    Disability access level - medium

    Although access is step-free, assistance may be required to access this area. The viewing area is 600m from the gate along a sealed road.


    • alcohol
    • glass
    • large or wheelie eskies
    • tents
    • shade structures
    • sparklers
    • fireworks
    • candles
    • barbecues
    • animals


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    NYE North Head

    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 all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes not valid for landing fees.

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    New Year's Eve fireworks, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Edwina Pickles