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Strickland House

Sydney Harbour National Park

Visitor info

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.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

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 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.

Facilities

Toilets

There are flush portaloos around 15m from the stables, in the south-east corner of the grounds.

Picnic tables

There are 2 small picnic pavilions in the grounds of Strickland House.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

Accessibility

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.

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Camping

Drones

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.

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Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Strickland House

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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.

    Buy annual pass
South Head Heritage Walk, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan