Sydney Harbour National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Strickland House.
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.
If you’re already inside the park or arriving by boat, the best way to get to Strickland House is from Milk Beach or along Hermitage Foreshore track.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- 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.
Cyclists can access surrounding roads but there is no bicycle access within the grounds of Strickland House.
By public transport
Strickland House 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.
There are flush portaloos around 15m from the stables, in the south-east corner of the grounds.
There are 2 small picnic pavilions in the grounds of Strickland House.
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.
Camp fires and solid fuel burners
Flying recreational drones is prohibited at Strickland House because it's located within 5.5km of an airfield or helicopter landing site.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) states that drones should not be flown within 30m of vehicles, boats, buildings or people, or within 5.5km of an airfield. Drones can also impact on public enjoyment and privacy, interfere with park operations, and may pose a threat to wildlife in some areas. For more information, see the Drones in Parks policy.
Contact the local office to obtain consent if you wish to fly a drone for commercial filming or photography purposes.
Commercial filming and photography
Commercial filming or photography is prohibited at Strickland House unless prior consent has been obtained.
Find out how to apply for permission to conduct commercial filming or photography and download an application form.
Contact the local office to obtain consent for commercial filming or photography.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Nielsen Park office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
- 02 9337 5511
- Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, 6 Steele Point Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030
- 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.
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.Buy annual pass