Nielsen Park, Vaucluse

(4.8/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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 Vaucluse travel itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • I visited this beach with my friend. A lovely spot, nice water and lovely surroundings. Cafes around this area too. Nice spot for a relaxing day, 
  • While some beaches are fully urban, as Bondi, the many coastal parks of Sydney Harbor small and beautiful beaches. In Nielsen Park's Shark Bay. Like many beaches, an area is protected by networks, where you can sit quietly, without temar the arrival of some strange creature. The name of the beach may want to say something, but the fact is that I've never seen any there. Above the narrow strip of sand, a good Lawn (also typical of Australian culture) allows picnic, or even sunbathe without the "nuisance" of sand. Much frequented in summer, come early to get a good spot, whether in the Sun or in the shade.
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  • We have been using this harbour beach for over 15 years and it never stops giving us pleasure. It has everything - shade from large trees, a beautiful beach, netted safety when swimming, rocks to clim...  more »