Clark Island

Sydney Harbour National Park

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One of Sydney's best wedding venues with expansive views across the iconic Sydney Harbour, Clark Island is located off the tip of Darling Point near Double Bay. It's the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony, awards function or corporate picnic.

Venue is suitable for
Arts and cultural events, corporate and business events, private party or function, wedding ceremonies and wedding reception
Maximum people: 250
Picnic tables, drinking water, toilets, electric power
$760 for a non-exclusive 3 hour hire booking, plus a $7 landing fee per person. For exclusive hire fees contact the NPWS Events Team.
Available for hire 7 days a week, except 22nd Dec to 2nd Jan.

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, festivals and product launches.

Located off the tip of prestigious Darling Point near Double Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, the beautiful Clark Island spans less than a hectare in size and boasts spectacular Sydney Harbour views - making it one of Sydney’s most sought after wedding venues. It is also an ideal location to host an awards function, corporate picnic or incentive day.

Lieutenant Ralph Clark cultivated the island as a vegetable garden in 1789 after arriving with the First Fleet the year before. Though his vegetables were continually stolen, the name ‘Clark’ remains firmly attached to the island, which is now a recreational haven for Sydneysiders.

Savour your event day while you and your guests soak up Clark Island’s exceptional vistas and historic surroundings. Wander its bushland pathways and feel you’ve stepped into a postcard as you indulge in some of the best Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge views around.

Take a virtual tour of Clark Island captured with Google Street View Trekker.

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: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head: $5 per vehicle per day. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Coin payment available at Fairfax carpark machines only. Chowder Bay: 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. Park’nPay: You can also pay for your visit to any area via the Park’nPay app.

    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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Venue info

All the practical information you need to know about Clark Island.

Getting there and parking

Access to the island must be arranged through a NPWS-licensed transport operator. Private vessels may be used for pick-up and drop-off with permission only. Mooring on the Wharf is not permitted.


Parking is not available at Clark Island – access is via watercraft only.


All rubbish generated as part of the event is to be removed from the park and not deposited in bins.


There are 2 male toilets, 2 urinals and 3 female toilets.

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

There are picnic tables and bench seats.

Drinking water

 2 taps and 1 bubbler

Electric power

There are 2 x 240 volt 10 amps and 1 x 3-phase 20 amp (5 pin).

Maps and downloads

Fees and passes

If you're not booking an event or venue, all visitors need to pay a $7 per person landing fee by calling 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) or you can book and pay online.

Annual NSW parks passes do not cover landing or tour fees.

Safety messages

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).


Disability access level - hard

Clark Island is only accessible by boat and wheelchair access is difficult.


Food and drink

  • You may bring your own food as well as portable gas barbeques fitted with drip trays for cooking
  • Commercial catering is limited to plates or platters of cold food such as sandwiches, antipasto, canapés, salads and cakes.
  • You may bring 1 bottle of wine or champagne for every 4 guests, and 1 case (24 cans or bottles) of beer or premixed drinks (375ml maximum) for every 20 guests. 

Plant materials

Flower arrangements containing no seed material. A florist can arrange this for you on request.

Structures, staging, furniture, amusements and decorations

  • Weighted free-standing decorative items such as bridal arches, red carpet and columns.
  • 15 chairs with rail-style legs
  • 3 tables no larger than 3m square

Commercial filming and photography

  • 1 photographer, 1 photographer's assistant, 1 videographer and 1 videographer's assistant.
  • Commercial photography and video requires a small scale photography license

Power, lighting and amplified sounds

  • 1 single speaker portable PA system or music player with an amplifier no greater than 50 watts
  • Volume must be kept at a level that does not interfere with neighbours or the public


  • Balloons, animals and throwing rice or petals is not permitted.
  • Please do not put up signage or cordon off structures or areas on Clark Island.


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.