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. 

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Park info

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

    • The entrance to Bobbin Head and Appletree Bay is closed from 8pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 5.30pm to 6am the rest of the year.
    • 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.
  • 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.

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Venue info

All the practical information you need to know about Beechwood Cottage.

Getting there and parking

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    Vehicle access

    • No vehicle access


    Parking is available at the carpark on West Head Road. Please note it's a 2.8km walk along a fire trail from the West Head Road carpark to Beechwood Cottage. 


    The function room features 7 tables, a serving table, 60 chairs, a projection screen, a flip chart, butchers' paper and a whiteboard. The kitchen has a fridge and freezer, stove, hot water urn, portable gas barbecue, workbench, sink, mop and broom. You'll need to bring your own food, drinks, crockery, glasses, cutlery, tea towels, stationery and electronic equipment. Overnight accommodation is not available at Beechwood Cottage.


    • Flush toilets

    Drinking water

    Electric power

    Standard residential power points available within the cottage.

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    Daily entry fees and landing fees apply at Beechwood Cottage.

    Daily entry fees: If travelling by motor vehicle to Beechwood Cottage, you'll need to pay daily entry fees. Daily fees for Ku-ring-gai National Park are payable at the entry station to the park. Annual passes can be purchased online prior to arrival.

    Landing fees:If you're arriving at Beechwood Cottage by water, you'll need to pay landing fees. These are payable at the campground wharf through an honesty box. Please note, annual passes do not cover landing fees.

    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.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).


    Amplified or loud music and public address systems

    Balloons, plant materials and open flames are not permitted, including:

    • Water balloons and paintball equipment
    • Decorations consisting of flowers, vines or other exotic plant materials
    • Throwing of rice, confetti, petals or similar decorative items is not permitted
    • Candles or other open flames

    Tents and marquees are not permitted. Please do not put up signage or cordon off structures or areas at Beechwood Cottage.


    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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