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Strickland House heritage tour

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Strickland House heritage tour.

Getting there and parking

Strickland House is located in the same area as Nielsen Park in Sydney Harbour National Park. To get there from Sydney city:

  • Take New South Head Road travelling away from the city
  • Turn left onto Vaucluse Road
  • Street parking is available on Vaucluse Road. It’s around 5mins walk from there to the main entrance of Strickland House.

You can also catch the 325 bus from Circular Quay.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Vaucluse Road, Carrara Road, Queens Avenue, Bayview Hill Road and Greycliffe Avenue. On busy days, Greycliffe Avenue fills up with people visiting Shark Beach and parking could be limited.

There is no vehicle access within the grounds of Strickland House.

By bike

Cyclists can access surrounding roads but there is no bicycle access within the grounds of Strickland Estate.

By public transport

Strickland Estate is a 1min walk from the 325 bus stop and a 10min walk from the 324 bus stop. Plan your trip with Transport for NSW.

Maps and downloads


Disability access level - hard

The main path from Vaucluse Road to Strickland House and its stables and gardens is wheelchair-accessible with assistance. The rest of the grounds are unpaved and steep in places, making wheelchair access difficult. Only the bottom floor of Strickland House is wheelchair-accessible.

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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: $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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