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Strickland Estate

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Venue info

All the practical information you need to know about Strickland Estate.

Getting there and parking

Strickland Estate is located next to Nielsen Park in Sydney Harbour National Park. To get there from Sydney city:

  • Take New South Head Road travelling away from the city
  • Turn left onto Vaucluse Road
  • Street parking is available on Vaucluse Road

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Street parking is available on Vaucluse Road. It’s around 5min walk from there to the main entrance of Strickland Estate.

Up to 4 vehicles can park inside the estate when the event is supervised.

By bike

Cyclists can access surrounding roads, but there is no bicycle access within the grounds of Strickland Estate.

By public transport

Strickland Estate is a 1min walk from the 325 bus stop and a 10min walk from the 324 bus stop. You can take the train to Edgecliff Station and then catch a bus to Strickland Estate. Plan your trip with Transport for NSW.


You can bring and use your own portable gas barbecue if it has a drip tray.

Please leave the area clean and tidy and take all rubbish with you when you go. All waste is to be removed from the park and not deposited in the park bins. There may be a fee if significant cleaning is required.


There are 2 flush portaloos about 15m from the stables, in the south-east corner of the grounds.

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

There are 2 small picnic pavilions in the grounds of Strickland House.

Maps and downloads


Disability access level - hard

The main path from Vaucluse Road to Strickland Estate is wheelchair-accessible with assistance. The rest of the grounds are unpaved and steep in places, making wheelchair access difficult.

Hard access is via steps or a steep slope, or you'll have to move across a rough surface with obstacles such as potholes, tree roots, and rocks. Assistance will be necessary.


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.
  • Alcohol Free Areas apply in this area year-round. Limited alcohol consumption is permitted at supervised events (a fee applies). Amounts must be detailed on application form.
  • We encourage plastic free events. Where possible, please use biodegradable plates, cups & cutlery (paper, corn starch, bamboo).

Plant materials

You may bring flower arrangements containing no seed material. A florist can arrange this for you on request.

Structures, staging, furniture and amusements

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

If the event is not supervised, vehicle access into the grounds of Strickland Estate is prohibited. Therefore, all chairs and structures have to be carried in and out from the public parking spaces on Vaucluse Road.

Commercial filming and photography

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 other park users’ quiet enjoyment of the park
  • Non-amplified music like a string duo, trio or quartet is permitted at this venue.
  • Lighting may be permitted and must be detailed on the application form.

Vehicle access

Cars can park in the public parking spaces on Vaucluse Road.


Balloons, plant materials and animals are not permitted, including:

  • Decorations consisting of flowers or plant materials that contain seeds or vines and exotic plant materials
  • Throwing confetti, rice, petals or streamers
  • Balloons
  • Candles or open flames

Horse-drawn carriages are not permitted at this venue.

Tents, marquees and banners are not permitted. Please do not put up signage or cordon off structures or areas at Strickland Estate.

Ice must not be disposed of on grassed areas as it may cause damage.


Flying recreational drones is prohibited at Strickland House because it's located within 5.5km of an airfield or helicopter landing site.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) states that drones should not be flown within 30m of vehicles, boats, buildings or people, or within 5.5km of an airfield. Drones can also impact on public enjoyment and privacy, interfere with park operations, and may pose a threat to wildlife in some areas. For more information, see the Drones in Parks policy.

Contact the local office to obtain consent if you wish to fly a drone for commercial filming or photography purposes.


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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Strickland Estate

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: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head: $5 per vehicle per day. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Coin payment available at Fairfax carpark machines only. Chowder Bay: 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. Park’nPay: You can also pay for your visit to any area 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.

    Buy annual pass