We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nielsen Park

Address: Greycliffe Avenue | Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales 2030, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9337 7333
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
and up
Sydney Harbour National Park Walking Tour
Ranked #34 of 266 Attractions in Sydney
Attraction details
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Write a Review

88 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I visited the park with an international guest twice last week. The beach is clean and safe(shark-proof net),though the shoreline falls away quite quickly for children. We loved the shade and picnic facilities which provided plenty of options for spending a day here. Especially loved the vintage bathing pavilions which brought back memories of childhood! Downside - parking on Sunday... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
41 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Nielsen Park offers up wonderful eastern views of Sydney harbour. It has million dollar views, pack a picnic, get there early to find parking as this is a busy park that is frequented by locals and visitors. For those who enjoy photgraphy I suggest ealy in the morning or late afternoon to capture the mood and tone of the ever... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Whenever I'm in Sydney staying with family, we nearly always end up at Nielsen Park for a swim, picnic, walk or just a coffee at the small shop. The inner harbour bays are so safe for kids to swim, and are usually a few degrees warmer than the ocean bays. The grounds are a wonderful walk and old Greycliffe House... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nielsen Park is one of my favourite places in Sydney, and not many locals even know of it. It's not that easy to get to by public transport. However, I thoroughly recommend visiting especially in the summer. In my opinion, walk the Hermitage Foreshore Walk (close to Rose Bay wharf). You'll walk past often empty beaches and have great views... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a secret part of Sydney, that very few people know about, a little hard to find, a little hard to get too, but once there hard to leave, pack a picnic lunch, a blanket to sit on, and the time to enjoy the view of the Sydney Harbour and this wonderful little park.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place is very popular all year round. I like to have breakfast at the Nielsen Park cafe and swim on this popular beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Just a quick note to say the shark net is only up for part of the year. They usually take it down around late April (autumn) and return it in spring.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I remember my son's walks with me in park and Shark Bay beach ... They are now only memories 38 years later. I miss young son but he does not remember his caring father. The park walk is a past discovery and how the rich English landlords brought from their distant Empire to dominate their new colony with cheap convict... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This must be such a lovely place to go for regular picnics or family outings - cannot imagine a better one. Magnificent trees and a very cute and tranquil harbour beach with protective nets.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gold Coast Qld
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

You can catch the ferry to here. A lovely little beach right in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Just around the corner is a doggy beach at Vaucluse. Great for family picnics or picnics for anyone and have a swim as well. Parking is a problem though, unless you car pool,so catch a ferry!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Nielsen Park also viewed

Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales

Been to Nielsen Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nielsen Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?