Sydney Harbour National Park - brochure by byrnetown78



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                                                                                          Sydney Harbour National Park protects                                                                                                                   Artarmon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sydney harbour
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sydney Harbour National Park is in a
                                                                                          a collection of islands and foreshore                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            federation trust
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                                                                                          areas around one of the world’s most                                                                   harbour foreshore and islands. Much of it is                                                                                                                                       LONG BAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    North Sydney Harbour
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                                                                                          famous harbours. You’ll find sheltered                                                                 accessible by public transport from the city’s
                                                        Sydney                            beaches; tranquil picnic spots; rich                                                                   CBD. Contact Cadmans Cottage for details.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Major road

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                                                                                          Aboriginal, colonial and military heritage;
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                                                       Harbour                            aquatic reserves and harbour islands,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 brochure for a more detailed map and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 information on the activities in the area.

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                                                     Information                          COVEr: North Head, Sydney Harbour National Park.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bondi
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        !                                                                                                                                            f        Explore Sydney’s military history around the headland’s                                                                                                                                                                                             f     Explore tunnels, sandstone gun pits and thrilling ‘tiger
      Go for a walk                                                               Sydney Harbour National Park has an array of spectacular
                                                                                  accommodation available. For full details visit                                            things to see and do                                                                                                                                                             historic forts and cannons.                                                                                                                                                things to see and do                                                           cages’ while enjoying amazing views of Sydney on a
The park is made up of small pockets of bushland, many linked                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           guided Discovery tour. Call 02 9247 5033.
by tracks weaving their way around rock platforms, exposed
                                                                                                                                       Bradleys Head offers easy access to grassy picnic spots and                                                                                                             f        Lay out a picnic for classic Sydney Harbour events like                                                                                                                    Both Middle Head and Georges Head feature the historic
headlands and harbour-side mansions. Try the Hermitage
                                                                                                                                                                             some of Sydney’s best views.                                                                                                                                                     the New Year’s Eve fireworks, Boxing Day yacht races                                                                                                                       gun emplacements, powder magazines and tunnels built in                  Access
                                                                                  Steele Point Cottage           5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and Australia Day celebrations.                                                                                                                                            the 19th century to protect Sydney Harbour from invasion by
Foreshore Track from Nielsen Park, the Fairfax Walk on North
                                                                                  Built in 1880 on the edge of a sandstone cliff in
                                                                                                                                                                             f           Have lunch at the Athol Hall Café, or hire                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sea. There are also great views out over the eastern suburbs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Take the 244 bus from Wynyard to Chowder Bay or park at
Head or the track from Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay.                                                                                                                                     it for your special event. Call 02 9968 4441.                                                                                                               Access                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the intersection of Chowder Bay Rd and Middle Head Rd.
                                                                                  Nielsen Park, historic Steele Point Cottage has been                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and the Sydney Heads.
      Visit a fort                                                                beautifully restored, and with just one bedroom, it is the                                 f           walk from Athol Bay around Bradleys Head to Chowder                                                                                                         Take the 238 bus from Circular Quay to the park entrance, or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         f         Take a self-guided heritage tour of the military sites.
                                                                                  ideal couple’s hideaway (1 bedroom, up to 2 people).                                                   Head, with views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House                                                                                                         a ferry to Taronga Zoo Wharf and walk around the foreshore
Explore historic cliff-top forts at North Head, South Head or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You can pick up a map from Middle Head.
                                                                                  Contact gap Bluff Centre on 02 9337 2333.                                                              and city skyline (5 km one-way, easy).                                                                                                                      to the park. There’s also pay parking on Bradleys Head Rd.
Bradleys Head. Enjoy a tour of Fort Denison. Call 02 9247 5033.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         f         Go for a quiet swim at the clothing-optional
      Have a picnic                                                               Constables Cottage            6
                                                                                                                                                                             f           Consider Bradleys Head Amphitheatre as a venue for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Obelisk or Cobblers Beaches.
                                                                                                                                                                                         your wedding.
There are great places to lay out a spread with a view of                         This self-contained historic cottage at the eastern
bushland and blue water dotted all around the harbour.                            end of Camp Cove beach is only metres from the water
                                                                                  (3 bedrooms, up to 8 people). Contact gap Bluff Centre on
      Dine out in style                                                           02 9337 2333.
Have a light lunch or a gourmet dinner in a historic setting
at Q Station’s Boilerhouse Restaurant (02 9466 1500),                             Green Point Cottage           6
Nielsen Park Café (02 9337 7333), Fort Denison Restaurant
                                                                                  Only 30 metres from Camp Cove beach, Green Point
(02 9358 1999) or Athol Hall Café (02 9968 4441).
                                                                                  Cottage also offers spectacular views across Sydney
      Experience Aboriginal culture                                               Harbour to the city skyline (2 bedrooms, up to 6 people).
                                                                                  Contact gap Bluff Centre on 02 9337 2333.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Explore the rich military
Take a cultural tour of Clark Island with the crew of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        heritage of forts and
Tribal Warrior. Call 02 9699 3491.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tunnels at Middle Head

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lan                                                                                                              on a self-guided tour.

      Join in a harbour celebration                                               Choose from rooms or cottages with views of the harbour,

Join thousands of Sydneysiders to celebrate New Year’s Eve,                       the park or the historic Quarantine Station.
the Boxing Day Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, or to welcome                         Contact Q station on 02 9466 1500.
cruise ships into the harbour.
                                                                                         VEnuE hirE
                                                                                  Harbour views, historic sites, even entire islands – Sydney
                                                                                  Harbour National Park has a range of venues for hire. Many
Join a guided NSW National Parks Discovery tour for a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Athol hall Café and
                                                                                  locations are popular for weddings, call us on 02 9247 5033.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       function Centre
fascinating insight into the nature, culture and history of the
park – tours run regularly throughout the park. You can also                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Call 02 9968 4441 or visit
                                                                                  For a full listing, visit
make a group booking or arrange special curriculum-based                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
school activities. Contact Cadmans Cottage on 02 9247 5033.
BELOW: Arabanoo Lookout. Photo: D. Smith/DECCW.                                   BELOW: Nielsen Park. Photo: D.Smith/DECCW.
 3   Dobroyd Head                                                                                                                          4   North Head
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things to see and do                                               f    look out over the North Harbour to Manly                          things to see and do                                                 f   Watch for whales, or enjoy the Boxing Day Sydney to       Cultural values                                                     Vehicle entry fees apply at Chowder Bay Rd, Bradleys Head
                                                                        and North Head from Arabanoo Lookout.                                                                                                      Hobart Yacht Race.                                                                                                            and North Head. A landing fee applies for the harbour islands.
Dobroyd Head provides commanding views of Manly, North                                                                                    The cliff-top heaths of North Head offer amazing vantage                                                                           Sydney Harbour National Park’s rich Aboriginal heritage
Head and the Quarantine Station, as well as sheltered              f    snorkel among the sea-life of North Harbour                       points for gazing out to sea or along the cliff-line of South        f   Visit Sydney Harbour Federation Trust’s Gatehouse         isn’t so easy to spot, but a number of sites reflect the vibrant,   opening hours vary from place to place,
beaches accessible on foot.                                             Aquatic Reserve.                                                  Head. You can also visit Q Station, Sydney’s original                    Visitor Centre at North Head Sanctuary (also provides     diverse and enduring strength of Aboriginal culture. Sites in       check for details.
                                                                                                                                          Quarantine Station. Call 02 9466 1500.                                   North Head’s only public toilets).                        the park include rock engravings, shell middens, axe grinding
f    Walk the Manly Scenic Walkway, passing through                Access                                                                                                                                                                                                    grooves and rock art. The traditional owners include the            Staying safe
     Dobroyd Head on the route from Spit Bridge to Manly                                                                                  f    stay or dine at Q Station, where you can take                   Access                                                        Cadigal people in Sydney Cove and the Cameraigal people             It’s great to escape city life and go bushwalking, picnicking
     Wharf (8 km one-way, medium difficulty).                      Take the 132 bus from Manly Wharf to Cutler Rd in                           a historic or ghost tour.                                                                                                     north of the harbour.                                               or cycling in national parks. However, these are natural
                                                                   Balgowlah Heights or there’s parking at Tania Park.                                                                                         Catch a ferry to Manly and take the 135 bus to North Fort.
f    Explore Sydney’s heritage at Grotto Point’s lighthouse                                                                               f    swim at the secluded Collins Flat and Store Beaches.            You can park at the top of the hill for Q Station or          The park also protects early colonial buildings, including the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 environments so you need to take some precautions. Areas
     and Aboriginal engravings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  can be rugged, weather can change quickly and the sea may
                                                                                                                                                                                                               at Fairfax Lookout (fee applies). There’s limited parking     work of convict labourers. The fortifications at North Head,
                                                                                                                                          f    Explore the heathland wildflowers in spring.                    at Collins Flat and Store Beach is accessible only by boat.   Bradleys Head, Middle Head and South Head were built
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 be unpredictable. Remember to plan ahead, be aware of
f    swim at the sheltered Reef Beach.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the
                                                                                                                                          f    Take in the view across South Head to the city                                                                                to counter the threat of invasion from foreign fleets, while        safety of any children in your care.
                                                                                                                                               skyline at the scenic and accessible Fairfax Lookout.                                                                         the original Quarantine Station protected the colony from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             infectious disease.                                                 When visiting Sydney Harbour National Park, please supervise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 children closely, keep to tracks and stay behind safety fences,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Natural values                                                      be on the lookout for falling rocks, uneven or slippery surfaces
                                                                                                                                                                                   Cabbage Tree Bay                                                                                                                                              and cliff edges, and avoid feeding or touching the wildlife.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Aquatic Reserve                                                                          The park includes important remnants of the vegetation that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             once covered much of the coast around Sydney. The largest           For more safety tips, visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             remaining stand of the rare Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub           parksafety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             community is at North Head. The park protects a number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of other rare plants, such as Camfields eucalypt, sunshine          tread softly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             wattle and Nielsen Park sheoak.                                     National parks are special areas and it’s up to all of us to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 treat them with care. Here are some tips to help minimise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Increasing urbanisation has led to the disappearance of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 your impact:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             many native animals, although brushtail and ringtail possums,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             echidna, bats, flying foxes and a variety of reptiles survive in    f   Stay on the track – walking on track edges and cutting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             places. North Head is home to a population of long-nosed                corners increases erosion and visual scarring.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             bandicoots and little penguins inhabit areas around North
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Harbour, where access restrictions are in place to protect the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 f   Use rubbish bins or take your litter with you when you leave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             endangered population.                                              f   Leave your dog at home – dogs are not permitted in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     national parks (assistance animals excepted).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BELOW: North Head, Sydney Harbour National Park.                    f   Cycle on fire trails and roads only, not on walking tracks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo: D.Smith/DECCW.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Stay in harbour view rooms,                                                                               Volunteer in the park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       dine at the Boilerhouse                                                                                   The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has a proud
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       restaurant. For bookings call                                                                             tradition of working with volunteers on a wide range of projects,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Q station on 02 9466 1500 or                                                                              such as bush regeneration, flora and fauna surveys, threatened
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       visit                                                                                species management, culture and heritage conservation,
                                                                                                                   North Sydney Harbour                                                                                                                                                                                                          working in information centres and conducting guided tours.
                                                                                                                                          North Sydney Harbour
                                                                                                                     Aquatic Reserve                                                                                                                                                                                                             To find volunteering opportunities in Sydney Harbour National
                                                                                                                                            Aquatic Reserve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Park visit

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 5   Nielsen Park                                                                                                                          6   South Head                                                                                                                     Harbour Islands
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things to see and do
                                                                   f    walk the Hermitage Foreshore Track, part of the Sydney            things to see and do                                                 f   hold a function at one of the historic buildings          things to see and do                                                f   After touring Fort Denison,
                                                                        Harbour Walk, through a strip of protected bushland on                                                                                     at Gap Bluff.                                                                                                                     settle in for lunch at the                sydney harbour
Nielsen Park’s shady grounds and scenic harbour beach                   the harbour’s edge (1.5 km one-way, easy).                        South Head is renowned for the sandstone cliffs of                                                                                 The park protects five very different islands, each offering a          Café and restaurant.                      federation trust
make it a Sydney favourite.                                                                                                               The Gap and its significant role in Sydney’s military history.       f   See the harbour from a variety of lookouts on the South   unique perspective on Sydney Harbour.                                   Call 02 9358 1999 for
                                                                   f    stay at the beautifully restored 19th century Steele                                                                                       Head Heritage Trail, starting from Camp Cove (2.8 km                                                                                                                        freeway
f    swim at the sheltered beach (netted in summer)                     Point Cottage. See for               f    stay at Constables or Green Point Cottage,                          return, medium difficulty).                               f    Take a picnic to shark, Clark or rodd island.                      reservations.
                                                                                                                                               at each end of the beach at Camp Cove.                                                                                                                                                                                                          Major road
     after strolling through the tunnel from the historic
     changing pavilion.
                                                                        details or call Gap Bluff on 02 9337 2333.
                                                                                                                                               See for details or                 f   Swim at Camp Cove or clothing-optional Lady Bay.          f    Experience Aboriginal culture on a Tribal Warrior cruise       Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to Clark island. Contact Cadmans Cottage on 02 9247                                                          suburban road
                                                                   Access                                                                      call Gap Bluff on 02 9337 2333.                                                                                                                                                                   Bookings are essential and
f    Stop for lunch, a coffee or organise your special event at                                                                                                                                                Access                                                             5033 or the Tribal Warrior Association on 02 9699 3491.        landing fees apply to all islands.            railway line
                                                                   Take the 325 bus from Circular Quay or Edgecliff station               f    Look for whales from the walkway following                                                                                                                                                        For information on visiting,
     the Nielsen Park Café. Call 02 9337 7333.
                                                                   to the park entrance in Vaucluse Rd. There’s limited parking                the cliffs of South Head.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Take the 324 or 325 bus from Circular Quay or the 380 bus     f    Hire rodd island for a family event, complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 hiring or tours on the islands                railway station
f    Take a picnic and spread out in the shade of the fig trees.   in Greycliffe Ave.                                                                                                                          from Bondi Junction. You can catch a ferry to Watsons Bay,         with 1920s picnic shelters and hall.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 contact Cadmans Cottage on
                                                                                                                                          f    Visit the historic site of Arthur Phillip’s first landing       where there’s also limited parking.                                                                                                                                             ferry wharf
f    Stroll the gardens of the gothic-style Greycliffe House,                                                                                  place at Green Point.                                                                                                         f    Explore goat island or fort Denison on a guided                02 9247 5033.
     built in the mid 1800s.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Discovery tour.                                                                                              ferry route
                                                                   BELOW: View from the harbour walk at Bradleys Head. Photo: DECCW.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               walkway Entry Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bus route
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FROM TOP LEFT:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Clark Island.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         228 Bus route number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Fort Denison.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           T                                                                                                                                                  3. Re-enactment
                                                                                                                                                                 Stay in affordable style                                                                                                                                                                        on Goat Island.
                                                                                                                                                                 at one of our harbourside                                                                                                                                                                    4. Shark Island.
                                                                                                                                                                 cottages. For information                                                                                                                                                                    Photos:
                                                                                                                                                                 and bookings call                                                                                                                                                                            K. McGrath/DECCW.
                                                                                                                                                                 02 9337 2333.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Book the gap Bluff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Centre for your function
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                or conference.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Call 02 9337 2333.
                                                                         wA l k i n g
                                                                                       syDnEy hArBOur

                                                                   The Walking Volunteers group, along with local, state
                                                                   and federal government agencies, have identified a walking
                                                                   route that circles Sydney Harbour from North Head to South
                                                                   Head. The walk passes through Sydney Harbour National
                                                                   Park and includes the Manly Scenic Walkway (Manly to
                                                                   Spit Bridge), the Hermitage Foreshore Track at Vaucluse
                 Have coffee or a meal at                          and the South Head Heritage Trail. The whole set of
                 the nielsen Park Café. For                        Walking Coastal Sydney maps can be found at
                 bookings call 02 9337 7333 or           

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