Sydney Harbour National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Shark Island.
Getting there and parking
Private vessels and NPWS-licensed transport operators may be used for pick-up and drop-off only, mooring on the wharf is not permitted.
Parking is not available at Shark Island – access is via watercraft only.
Captain Cook Cruises operate a public ferry service to the island daily. Please note that this ferry will not operate if the island is booked exclusively. Landing fees are included in Captain Cook Cruises’ ticket fees.
Rubbish bins are not provided. Please take your rubbish with you.
- Flush toilets
Maps and downloads
Fees and passes
A 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 Park Passes are not valid for landing fees.
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
Shark Island is only accessible by boat and wheelchair access is not available.
- 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