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Arabanoo lookout

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Overview

Venue hire conditions

Organised events that can comply with current rules on public gatherings are allowed in NSW national parks. No other events can proceed until further notice.

Please get in touch with your NPWS event contact, the relevant local park office, or email the Events team to arrange bookings, cancellations or postponements.

If you’re looking for a venue to hire, boasting impressive Sydney Harbour views, Arabanoo lookout is the perfect venue choice. Its expansive coastal views across Manly and South Head provide a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony or private party.

Venue is suitable for
Private party or function, wedding ceremonies
Capacity
Maximum people: 100
Fees

$760 for a 3 hour booking. Additional time may be requested at extra charge.

Availability
7 days a week, except 26th & 31st Dec and 1st Jan.
Bookings

To make a booking or for more information, please email the NPWS Events Team or phone (02) 9585 6570.

Other Information
This venue is also suitable for commercial and public events such as live performances, small festivals and product launches.

Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head offers fantastic views over to North Head and South Head and the expansive Pacific Ocean.

Named in honour of Aboriginal man Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European settlers, the lookout is a great spot for some whale watching. There are a few signs and monuments around the lookout that provide some historical information about the significance of the area. Its location and expensive scenic views also make it an ideal venue hire option for a wedding ceremony or to celebrate your next milestone birthday.

Arabanoo lookout is at Balgowlah Heights and is easily accessible by car and public transport.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info

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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 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.

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