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NYE Shark Island Party

Sydney Harbour National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about NYE Shark Island Party.

Getting there and parking

A special ferry will take you to and from Shark Island. It will depart from Rose Bay ferry wharf at 6.15pm and 7pm. All visitors are required to leave the island at the end of the midnight fireworks.

Ferry times:

  • 1st ferry: Meet at 5.45pm. Ferry departs at 6.15pm
  • 2nd ferry: Meet at 6.30pm. Ferry departs at 7pm
  • Return ferries depart at 9.15pm, 12.30am and 1.15am


Parking is not available.

By public transport

Visit the Transport NSW website or call 131 500 for information about how to get to and from Rose Bay wharf. Extended special event services will be running during the evening.

Maps and downloads


Disability access level - hard

This event is not wheelchair-accessible.


  • BYO alcohol (this is a licensed event)
  • large or wheelie eskies
  • tents
  • shade structures
  • sparklers
  • fireworks
  • candles
  • barbecues
  • animals


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 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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NYE 2019 Shark Island artwork, background. Artwork: DPIE