The Sydney Harbour National Park
Sydney • Australia

From: Sydney Travel Guide

See also: Taronga ZooSydney Wildlife World

The Sydney Harbour National Park, Australia
Sydney Harbour was made into a National Park in 1975 and contains a vast collection of historic sites, Islands, cliff tops, bushland, secluded beaches, woodland and headland that covers a vast area around Sydney Harbour.

The National Park has several areas of natural beauty where you can enjoy scenic walks, picnics and fantastic views of the harbour such as at North Head, South Head, Middle Head, Grotto Point at Dobroyd Head, Bradleys Head, Nielson Park, George's Head Lookout as well as many beaches such as Reef Beach, Cobblers and Nielson Park Beach.

The five Islands under the protection of the Sydney Harbour National Park are Rodd Island, Clark Island, Shark Island, Goat Island and Fort Denison, all of which are accessible by ferry.

Historic Sites
Three of the most popular sites within the National Park are Fort Denison, Cadmans Cottage and Quarantine Station now renamed Q Station Retreat.

Travel There
There are regular busses from Circular Quay to Dobroyd Head, North, Middle Head, Bradleys Head, South Head and Neilson Park. You can take the ferry from Circular Quay to visit Rodd Island, Clark Island, Shark Island, Goat Island and Fort Denison and If you take the Taronga Zoo ferry from Circular Quay you can then walk to Bradleys Head or take a bus on to Middle Head. There are Ferry Tours available from Circular Quay that can take you on a scenic trip around Sydney Harbour showing many of the National Parks main landmarks and sites of interest.