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South Head

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Venue info

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

Getting there and parking

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    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • Dry weather only

    Parking

    The nearest parking is on Cliff Street at Watsons Bay. From here it's a 750m walk with steps and uneven surfaces to South Head. There is also limited parking on Pacific Street, in marked spaces only.

    Spaces cannot be reserved for guests.

    Please do not park or drive in non-designated areas; doing so may incur a fine. 

    Public transport

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

    Facilities

    • All rubbish generated as part of the event is to be removed from the park and not deposited in bins.
    • There is no publicly available power.

    Toilets

    There are 2 male and 3 female public toilets located at Camp Cove and Lady Bay.

    • Flush toilets

    Drinking water

    There is 1 tap with potable water.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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

    Wheelchairs can access the area around Watsons Bay’s restaurants and Robertson Park, but the lookouts and walks are not suitable for wheelchairs.

    Permitted

    Food and drink

    • You may bring your own food as well as portable gas barbeques fitted with drip trays for cooking
    • Commercial catering is limited to plates or platters of cold food such as sandwiches, antipasto, canapes, salads and cakes.
    • You may bring 1 bottle of wine or champagne for every 4 guests, and 1 case (24 cans or bottles) of beer or premixed drinks (375ml maximum) for every 20 guests.

    Plant materials

    Flower arrangements containing no seed material. A florist can arrange this for you on request.

    Structures, staging, furniture and decorations

    • Weighted free-standing decorative items such as bridal arches, red carpet and columns.
    • 15 chairs with rail-style legs
    • 3 tables no larger than 3m square

    Commercial filming and photography

    • 1 photographer, 1 photographer's assistant, 1 videographer and 1 videographer's assistant.
    • Commercial filming and photography requires a small scale photography license

    Power, lighting and amplified sounds

    • 1 single speaker portable PA system or music player with an amplifier no greater than 50 watts
    • Volume must be kept at a level that does not interfere with neighbours or the public.

    Prohibited

    Drones

    Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

    This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

    Commercial filming and photography

    Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

    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.

    South Head

    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. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

      Other fees:

      Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, 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.

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