Sydney Harbour National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Shark 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 at the wharf is not permitted.
Parking is not available at Shark Island – access is via watercraft only.
Captain Cook Cruises operate a public ferry service to the island daily and a timetable is available to help you plan your trip. Please note that this ferry will not operate if the island is booked exclusively.
2 x male and 5 x female toilets available - flush
8.5m x 8.5m gazebo, 5 x picnic shelters and bench seating.
1 tap available.
6 x 240 volt 10 amp and 1 x 3-phase 20 amp (5 pin).
Facilities not available
Rubbish bins - all rubbish must be taken with you when you leave the island.
Barbecues - portable gas barbecues with drip trays may be brought on to the island, as there are no barbecue facilities available.
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).
Disability access level - hard
Shark Island is only accessible by boat. Wheelchair access is difficult.
- 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