Greycliffe Gardens

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Overview

One of Sydney’s most idyllic outdoor venues, Greycliffe Gardens is set against the backdrop of beautiful Greycliffe House in Nielsen Park. Enjoy dazzling glimpses of Sydney Harbour from your private party or intimate garden wedding ceremony.

Venue is suitable for
Wedding ceremonies, arts and cultural events, concerts and festivals, corporate and MICE events, private party or function
Capacity
Maximum people: 120
Facilities
Drinking water, toilets, electric power
Availability
Friday to Sunday, except 25th Dec to 1st Jan and public holidays.
Bookings

To make a booking or for more information, please email the Events and Venues Unit or phone 02 9585 6570.

The beautiful Greycliffe Gardens, located in picturesque Nielsen Park, is in one of the most spectacular locations on the southern foreshores of Sydney Harbour National Park. Fringed by parkland and spectacular views, these historic gardens offer one of Sydney’s best outdoor venues for an intimate garden wedding ceremony and reception.

The gardens provide a spacious outdoor area where you and your guests can sip champagne while overlooking Shark Beach and surrounding parklands.

The gardens rub shoulders with the lovingly restored Greycliffe House. This historic sandstone mansion, built in 1851, is one of the best-preserved examples of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in Sydney and serves as an elegant backdrop to your event.

This is one of several great outdoor locations within Nielsen Park, including Shakespeares Point and Bottle and Glass Point.

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/greycliffe-gardens/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 Greycliffe Gardens.

Getting there and parking

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    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Public transport

    Bus services stop near this venue. Contact the Transport Information Line on 131500 for more information.

    Facilities

    Toilets

    7 x male flush toilets and urinals located near Shark Beach.
    10 x female flush toilets located near Shark Beach.

    Drinking water

    Taps and bubblers are located near Shark Beach.

    Electric power


    The following facilities are not available:

    • Rubbish bins – all rubbish must be taken with you when you leave.
    • Barbecues – you can bring a portable gas barbecue if it's fitted with a fat drip tray.

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

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

    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 - medium

    Some assistance may be required in this area.

    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.

    Views over Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan