Nielsen Park, Sydney

4.7
#15 of 110 in Parks in Sydney
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Nestled within Sydney Harbour National Park, Nielsen Park offers grassy expanses, the turquoise waters of Shark Beach, and the historic 1851 residence Greycliffe House. William Wentworth used to own the 206 hectare (509 acre) area, and you can swim in a netted-off area where the poet himself swam. Today the park is a popular recreational spot, with waves swelling for prime surfing after storms roll through. Stroll along the roads lined with she-oaks to see the Federation kiosk that dates from 1914. The onsite Surf Club makes a fine choice for dinner, but call ahead to make sure it isn't reserved for an event. A visit to Nielsen Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool to plot your vacation.
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  • On its own, Nielsen Park would be a pleasant, although unremarkable spot. What makes it a really special spot is that it sits alongside Shark Beach, a very popular family harbour beach. Together the.....  more
    On its own, Nielsen Park would be a pleasant, although unremarkable spot. What makes it a really special spot is that it sits alongside Shark Beach, a very popular family harbour beach. Together the.....  more »
  • Forty minute wait for coffee - this cafe seems to have new ownership- despite 5-6 people serving they could not cope - only one coffee machine was working and they are clearly not experienced. Not... 
    Forty minute wait for coffee - this cafe seems to have new ownership- despite 5-6 people serving they could not cope - only one coffee machine was working and they are clearly not experienced. Not...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit. But recommend not to visit during long holidays, as only road side parking is available, quite difficult to drive through and bit hard to get a spot. Since it is a small place, it was fully crowded, so better to plan out of long leaves. Toilet and park was neat and clean.
  • One of the finest parks in Sydney. Take a friend, go for a picnic or swim. Don't be fooled by the shark nets though, they look like they've seen better days.

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