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Nielsen Park

Greycliffe Avenue | Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales 2030, Australia
61 2 9337 7333
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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Sydney
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

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Sydney
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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.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

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Gold Coast Qld
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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!

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Sydney, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I grew up here and recently returned to see what has changed. It's free now in my day we paid to get in. It is now a littlte different. The netis still there but the dive tower and pontoons have gone. Dressing sheds not much different. I wonder if the local school kids skinny dip as we did there at... More

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Sydney
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A beach and park next to our beautiful harbour, very easy to get to, and very safe, a magic place to just relax

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We went to the cafe at about 2pm to get some lunch and they had run out of everything except fish and chips. Would have expected them to be more prepared for the crowds since it is summer holidays. The cafe was busy and chaotic and there was no line system so it took us a while to work out... More

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