Middle Head

Sydney Harbour National Park

Overview

With expansive water views across iconic Sydney Harbour and stretching out to Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Middle Harbour and Manly - Middle Head will impress your guests at your next product launch, conference or wedding ceremony.

Venue is suitable for
Wedding ceremonies, arts and cultural events, concerts and festivals, corporate and MICE events, private party or function, sporting events
Capacity
Maximum people: 150
Facilities
Drinking water, toilets
Availability
Available for hire Monday - Saturday, except 26th Dec and 1st 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.   

Middle Head is a superb lookout spot in Sydney Harbour National Park. From this outstanding vantage point, you can follow the Pacific Ocean to the horizon, framed by North and South Heads. The panoramic view extends to Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Middle Harbour and Manly. It’s the perfect backdrop to any event, making it one of Sydney’s most popular outdoor venues for product launches, conferences and wedding ceremonies. 

In addition to enjoying sensational views, you can find out more about Middle Head’s military significance. Walk the Don Goodsir track to the 1801 Forts, built in response to a feared French invasion, or explore the tunnels, sandstone gun pits and infamous Vietnam War-era 'Tiger Cages'.

When you’ve finished exploring the area, you and your guests can relax and enjoy the picturesque area. Obelisk Beach and Cobblers Beach are also nearby, and the perfect places to visit if you enjoy nude bathing.

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/middle-head/local-alerts

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 Island, all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

    Buy a pass (https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/sydney-harbour-national-park/visitor-info#Fees-and-passes).
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Venue info

All the practical information you need to know about Middle Head.

Getting there and parking

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    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available at Middle Head carpark, follow Middle Head Road past HMAS Penguin through the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust managed lands.

    Public transport

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

    Facilities

    The following facilities are not available:

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

    Toilets

    1 x unisex - flush

    Drinking water

    1 tap

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    Venue hire fees may apply to certain bookings. For more information, email the Events and Venues unitor 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

    For venue hire, vehicle access for disabled visitors can be arranged with prior notice.

    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