Sydney Harbour National Park
Upgrades to Middle Head for Sydney Harbour Scenic Walk
Construction of a new walking track between Middle Head and Georges Head is underway and will be completed in 2022. Find out more about the infrastructure upgrades that will link Middle Head and Georges Head with Sydney Harbour Scenic Walk.
Just north of Middle Head in Sydney Harbour National Park, Cobblers Beach offers scenic water views, paddling, snorkelling and nude bathing.
- Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
- Entry fees
Park entry fees do not apply in this part of the park but you may need to pay for parking
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
Cobblers Beach is a designated nude bathing area. But clothing is required in the surrounding bushland and on the grassed area directly behind the beach.
For a mini holiday without leaving town, Cobblers Beach is a picturesque cove ideal for swimming and picnicking, great for taking time out from a hectic city schedule. Nestled in bushland on the northern edge of Middle Head near Mosman, enjoy expansive views across the scenic foreshore to Dobroyd Head and Grotto Point Lighthouse.
Spend a relaxing afternoon snorkelling or paddling the tranquil waters. If you forget your swimmers don’t worry-it’s a designated nude bathing spot.
If you’re in the mood to explore, walk the Don Goodsir track to the 1801 Forts, which highlight Sydney’s colonial past.
Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.
Fort Denison is home to a wealth of historic heritage. The Fort Denison heritage collection project invited volunteers to locate, identify, document, conserve, interpret and make accessible the heritage collections in Sydney Harbour National Park. This allowed NPWS to engage with the community and ensure our collections are protected.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Middle Head office
- Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am to 4pm.
- 02 9960 6266
- 2 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. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.
Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.Buy annual pass