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Hermitage Foreshore track

Sydney Harbour National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Hermitage Foreshore track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    30min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    1.8km one-way

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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    Hermitage Foreshore track begins at Nielsen Park, Vaucluse. Travel along New South Head Road past Rose Bay, and turn left into Vaucluse Road. Follow this along until turn into Greycliffe Avenue.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available on Greycliffe Avenue. Please see local signage for parking restrictions.

    Facilities

    Toilets

    Toilet facilities are available at Nielsen Park

    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.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    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).

    Permitted

    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

    Prohibited

    Rubbish bins are not available at Nielsen Park or along the track, please remember to take your rubbish with you.

    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.

    Hermitage Foreshore track

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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.

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