Sydney Harbour National Park
Venue hire conditions
Organised events that can comply with current rules on public gatherings are allowed in NSW national parks. No other events can proceed until further notice.
Please get in touch with your NPWS event contact, the relevant local park office, or email the Events team to arrange bookings, cancellations or postponements.
Replacement of Nielsen Park seawall in 2021
The Nielsen Park concrete seawall is being replaced as part of a program to improve access to national parks. Construction will occur between April and December 2021. There will be unavoidable restrictions on visitor access to Shark Beach during this time. Find out more about the improvements planned for Nielsen Park in 2021.
Located in picturesque Nielsen Park, Shakespeares Point is an ideal spot for your wedding ceremony and one of Sydney’s best outdoor venues. Take in the wonderful views of Vaucluse Bay and Sydney Harbour while enjoying your event in style.
- Maximum people: 120
- Drinking water, toilets
7 days a week, except 25th Dec to 1st Jan and public holidays.
Venue bookings are not available from early April 2021, to allow for the replacement of the seawall at Nielsen Park. The works are expected to take approximately 9 months. Updates are available on the project webpage. For more information phone 02 9585 6570.
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.
Shakespeares Point in Nielsen Park is a perfect outdoor location to highlight the best of Sydney’s urban and natural charms. Located in the southern reaches of Sydney Harbour National Park, just east of Shark Beach, it provides a stunning backdrop for any special event, and is among Sydney’s best outdoor venues.
This lovely tree-lined setting backs onto a large flat grassy area, with plenty of space for friends and family to mingle. You’ll catch glimpses of Shark Bay and views of the iconic Sydney CBD skyline to the west. It’s an ideal venue hire option for any occasion.
From this location your guests can also explore other areas within the beautiful Nielsen Park, like Bottle and Glass Point.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 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.
Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark, Goat or Rodd Island, or Fort Denison, 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.Buy annual pass