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Hermitage Foreshore track

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Goat Island

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Shark Island Party. Artwork: DPIE

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NYE Shark Island Party

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Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

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Fort Denison

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View of the fireworks display at its height, Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Jennifer Mitchell

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NYE Goat Island

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Aerial view of Strickland House in Vaucluse, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Tommy Ramsay

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NYE Strickland House

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Photo of harbour view from North Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE

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NYE North Head

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View across the harbour from Clark Island. Photo: Kevin McGrath

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Clark Island

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People relaxing on the grassy area in Nielsen Park. Photo: John Yurasek/DPIE

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Nielsen Park

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A couple enjoy a picnic on Shark Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

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Shark Island

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Aerial view of South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE

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South Head

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Scenic views from Middle Head lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Middle Head

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North Head lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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North Head

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Beehive Casemate, Obelisk Bay, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: K McGrath/OEH

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Beehive Casemate tour

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Camp Cove, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

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Camp Cove

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Scenic views from Middle Head lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Middle Head Forts tour

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Rodd Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government

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Rodd Island

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Netted swimming enclosure Chowder Bay, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: K McGrath/OEH

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Chowder Bay

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Georges Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government

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Georges Head

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Reef Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government

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Reef Beach

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Nearby camping and accommodation

  • View of Steele Point Cottage from the embarkment with the Sydney Harbour skyline in the distance. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    Steele Point Cottage

    Wake up to views of the Sydney Harbour skyline at Steele Point Cottage in Nielsen Park, Vaucluse. This fully self-contained heritage accommodation on the harbour foreshore offers a private and secluded getaway for 2 people.

  • Aerial view of Q Station in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Q Station

    Q Station

    A visit to Q Station, once North Head Quarantine Station, is a great experience. Take one of Sydney's best ghost tours, try the restaurant, or stay overnight in heritage accommodation.

 

NYE in Sydney Harbour

Celebrate the New Year with the best views of Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks. Sydney Harbour National Park offers fantastic vantage points for a spectacular panorama of the city skyline.

NYE 2014 at Bradleys Head in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

 

Get Wild About Whales

NSW national parks have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

Humpback whale breaching. Photo: Wayne Reynolds
Hermitage Foreshore track

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.

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Nielsen Park Cafe and Halbert Pavilion, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek