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Nielsen Park

Sydney Harbour National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Nielsen Park.

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Nielsen Park is in the Nielsen Park precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park. To get there:

    • Take New South Head Road away from the city
    • Turn left into Vaucluse Road and then left into Greycliffe Avenue
    • It’s a short walk to Nielsen Park from here.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available in Greycliffe Avenue, including several designated disabled spots.

    Facilities

    Toilets

    • Flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Drinking water

    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.

    The beach is protected by a shark net during the summer months.

    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.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - easy

    Wheelchairs can access some parts of Nielsen Park with ease:

    • Wheelchair access to Shark Beach promenade is easy
    • Wheelchair access from the street to Bottle and Glass loop walking track is easy

    Various bitumen paths take you around to vantage points with panoramic views from the city skyline across to the entrance of Sydney Harbour.

    Neilsen Park has gentle slopes, 3 grassy picnic areas with harbour views, an accessible toilet and some seating.


    Prohibited

    Drones

    Flying recreational drones is not permitted because this park is 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.

    Please contact the park office for consent if you wish to fly a drone for commercial filming or photography purposes. For more information, see the Drones in Parks policy.

    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.

    Nielsen Park

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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
    Neilsen Park, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan