Nielsen Park, Vaucluse
(4.8/5 based on 110+ 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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  • A beautiful park with lots of trees and Ancient Giants forming a beautiful way to the beautiful beach of Nielsen. I really enjoyed doing the way of Watsons Bay to Rose Bay and enjoy wonderful visuals like this park.
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  • Had such a good day down at one of the best harbour beaches in Sydney and if not the world. Loved it. Great for the family. 
  • Surrounded by Sydney Harbour national park which has giant tree lined pathways. Historic cottage, cute historic cottage. Concrete stairs and a netted area for swimmers. I perch on the rocks and share ...  more »