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Sydney Harbour National Park

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This historical park consists of five small harbor islands, rugged sandstone cliffs, bushland and beaches. Visitors can fish, boat, sunbathe, swim and explore historic sites, including Fort Denison, Goat Island and the Quarantine Station.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Grosvenor Place, Sydney, New South Wales 1220, Australia
+61 2 9247 5033
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Reviewed 8 May 2006

When the settlement of Sydney was young, there was a fear that "an enemy" might come along and attack the town. In the end, people realised that the guns were of little use against aircraft, that invasion was unlikely, and so the guns were taken...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Gap Bluff which is part of the Sydney Harbour N. P. The views from the various lookouts are fantastic. Such beautiful rugged cliffs and great views over the harbour. It is quite hilly with quite a few steps but the path is excellent...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

A fascinating guided tour by historic boat visiting three Sydney Harbour Islands, Goat Island, Fort Denison and Clark Island. All the islands are different and very interesting. You have a guided walking tour on Goat Island and Fort Denison and then BYO lunch on Clark...More

Thank FridayOnMyMindSydney
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Picturesque scenery on this section of track with some birdlife due to number of banksias. There is toilets but no other facilities within the park which borders a navy base. Reasonably easy and accessible from Sydney.

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Only 15 minutes from Double Bay/ Paddington area is the golden sandy beach in Vaucluse. 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 Nielsen Park from here. The...More

Thank puravidamum
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This place is full of beauty but limited buses, specially on weekends so plan well before you go and track buses for your return journey. Car owners can go anytime.

Thank SubodhRaje
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Sydney Harbour is one of the greatest in the world and the National Park helps to protect this wonder. Comprising the harbour, islands and foreshore areas this area provides numerous opportunities to explore.

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Very disappointed with the walk. Rutted out track, overgrown, lots of tree debris. Level 3 really because of the uneven corrugated track surface. The initial path was ok then not so great. Some nice native flora on the way. The light house has some spectacular...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We spent half a day walking the gentle trails. Some hill climbing but nothing too strenuous. Wear sensible shoes, take a drink abd some sun lotion and youll be set.

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We hiked from Shelly Beach to North Head. There's great views and breezes when you get close to the water. Otherwise the trails were pretty hot! Stop by the Bella Vista Cafe to cool down with some smoothies and cold water!

Thank 68lesleyb
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

After we finished our breakfast at the Boathouse, Shelley Beach, i stepped in to the park. It's huge, so if you're in rush, like one hour left before you leave the town, then you better short cut back to the city of Manly. Coastal edges...More

Thank Yoshimi_NZ
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