Sydney Harbour National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Chowder Bay.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
To picnic at Clifton Gardens and Chowder Bay, drive down Morella Road, Mosman.
Park entry points
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Paid parking is available at Clifton Gardens Reserve carpark. Please note that NSW National Parks passes do not apply here. Paid parking is also available on Chowder Bay Road. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
All NPWS annual passes and the NPWS Exemption Card are valid for a maximum of four hours per calendar day in the Chowder Bay precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park. You are required to purchase a ticket from the machines to top up your length of stay if you plan to visit for a longer period.
Please note: The Chowder Bay precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park begins near the top of Chowder Bay Road and ends at the border with Harbour Trust land (before the buildings at Chowder Bay). This section of the park is also referred to as Georges Head. Carparks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.
- Flush toilets
Maps and downloads
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
- Middle Head office
- Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am to 4pm.
- 02 9960 6266
- Sydney Harbour National Park (Middle Head), Governors Road, Mosman NSW 2088
- 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