Clark Island

Sydney Harbour National Park

Overview

One of Sydney’sbest 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
Wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, arts and cultural events, concerts and festivals, corporate and MICE events, private party or function
Capacity
Maximum people: 250
Facilities
Picnic tables, drinking water, toilets, electric power
Availability
Available for hire 7 days a week, except 22nd Dec to 2nd Jan.
Bookings

To make a booking or for more information, please email the Events and Venues Unit 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

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/venues/clark-island/local-alerts

General enquiries

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.

    Buy annual pass (//pass.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/).
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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

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

Facilities

The following facilities are not available:

  • Rubbish bins - all rubbish must be taken with you when you leave.
  • BBQs - you can bring a portable gas bbq that is fitted with a fat drip tray.

Toilets

2 x male, 2 x urinal and 3 x female - flush


Picnic tables

Picnic tables and bench seating

Drinking water

 2 taps and 1 bubbler

Electric power

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

Maps and downloads

Fees and passes

Venue hire fees apply. For more information, email the Events and Venues Unit or phone (02) 9585 6570.

If you’re not booking an event or venue, all vessels, including kayaks need to pay a $7 per person landing fee by calling 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).


Safety messages

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

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

Prohibited

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.

Aerial view of Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan