The Nielsen

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Nielsen Park in Sydney Harbour National Park, The Nielsen offers the perfect location to host an intimate wedding reception or private party.

1 Promenade Road, Vaucluse, NSW, 2030 - in Sydney Harbour National Park
Venue is suitable for
Private party or function, wedding ceremonies and wedding reception
Maximum people: 100
Cafe/kiosk, drinking water, toilets, electric power

Please contact The Nielsen to check current prices
or phone (02) 9337 7333.

Venue available for exclusive hire

Please contact The Nielsen for information regarding exclusive hire.


Bookings are essential. Please contact The Nielsen for further information on available facilities.

Sydney has an abundance of riches when it comes to stunning harbourside destinations. Nielsen Park near Shark Beach, is particularly popular, and makes for an ideal venue hire option for weddings or private parties.

The Nielsen is just one of several venues available for private hire in Nielsen Park. Situated among the Moreton Bay figs, The Nielsen is a perfect place to hold a special event or memorable wedding. You can relax and enjoy your special day while soaking up the prime waterfront location. Your guests will enjoy a traditional Italian menu highlighting seasonal produce. The professional event team staff will assist you in coordinating your event, and ensuring event packages are tailored specifically to your needs. 

With a scenic leafy outlook over Fig Tree Road, you can't go past The Pavilion to host your next event. Located in the centre of the park, this is a popular venue for weddings and private events.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info

Current alerts in this area

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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.

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Venue info

All the practical information you need to know about The Nielsen.

Terms and conditions

Please contact Nielsen Park Venues for any special venue hire conditions.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    The Nielsen is in the Nielsen Park precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park. To get there:

    • Take New South Head Road away from the city
    • Turn left into Vaucluse Road and then left into Greycliffe Avenue
    • It's a short walk to The Nielsen from here

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather



    • Flush toilets


    There is also a restaurant and function space

    Drinking water

    Tap water available.

    Electric power

    240 volts.

    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).


    Disability access level - medium

    The Nielsen does not have disabled access to the venue. The outdoor seating area is easily accessed by wheelchair.



    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.