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Beechwood Cottage

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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The beautifully restored Beechwood Cottage in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is one of Sydney’s idyllic, historic wedding venues. It’s also an ideal venue hire option for conferences and private functions.

Venue is suitable for
Corporate and business events, private party or function, wedding ceremonies and wedding reception
Maximum people: 60
Drinking water, toilets, electric power

$550 per day to hire the cottage, plus a $550 security deposit. Send an email for more information.

Venue available for exclusive hire
A completed application form should be received several months in advance of the event in order to assure availability of your preferred venue and date(s) and adequate time for the review process by NPWS. Initial assessment of the event application, site plan and supporting documentation may take 2-3 weeks.
Other Information

Filming and photography shoots on application. If you choose to arrive by car instead of ferry or water taxi, you'll be walking a 2.8km track from West Head Road carpark to get to the Basin. It's better to get the ferry if you have heavy gear or kids.

Originally built in 1882, Beechwood Cottage harks back to an era when sailors and pirates lived in these parts. Now it’s your turn to add to the region’s colourful history and hire this beautifully restored historic cottage in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Situated on the western shores of Pittwater, near The Basin picnic area, this charming venue is available for conferences, functions and weddings. With delightful water views and a tranquil bush setting, it’s a perfect venue hire option for relaxed and informal get togethers. It has a large function room, a well-equipped kitchen, and wide shady verandahs. There’s even a fenced yard where kids can run around.

There’s plenty of equipment to cater for up to 60 guests inside the cottage, however larger groups may choose to take advantage of the spacious grounds, with room for a marquee.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info


  • Children looking for soldier crabs on the sand at The Basin, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: David Finnegan © OEH

    The Basin picnic area

    For a great family day out, try The Basin picnic area, offering swimming, walking and barbecue facilities on Pittwater, in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

  • The Basin campground, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE

    The Basin campground

    The Basin campground in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is one of Sydney's most popular beach camping spots. 

Park info

  • in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Gates to West Head are closed from 8.30pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 6pm to 6am the rest of the year.
    • Gates to Sphinx Memorial carpark are closed overnight from 7pm.
  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

    Other fees:

    A $3 per adult, $2 per child landing fee may apply for day visitors to The Basin campground. Please pay at the campground wharf. Landing fees are included in your camping fees.

    Group bookings:

    Under the Plan of Management for this park, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 40 or more people planning to visit this park. Contact the park office before your visit.

    Buy annual pass
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