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Address: Greycliffe Avenue, Vaucluse, Waverley, New South Wales 2030, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9337 7333
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Weekday retreat

I've been going here since 2008 and my little quiet weekday oasis has become less of a secret these days. The waters at Shark Bay are pristine and never too rough. You can swim... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Helen L
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I've been going here since 2008 and my little quiet weekday oasis has become less of a secret these days. The waters at Shark Bay are pristine and never too rough. You can swim "laps" from edge to edge of the netted area or just frolic about if you have young kids. The little cafe is 1 min from the... More 

Thank Helen L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Nielsen Park has a large netted swimming enclosure, so you can swim far out and feel really safe. The nets go all the way down to the sand. Some say they have seen real sea horses feeding underwater on the net. This is a great family friendly beach and park. Big, shady trees for picnics, and from here you can... More 

Thank SandyBronte
Sydney, Australia
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173 reviews
91 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nielsen Park is one of the best Parks on the Sydney Harbour foreshore. It is sheltered; it has a fantastic pool - netted off in the harbour; it has a great - and very large - picnic park/area. The trees afford lots of shade but there is plenty of open space, also. To top it all off - it has... More 

Thank Jeanette M
Auckland, New Zealand
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617 reviews
444 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Superb park right on the water with a netted and safe swimming beach. Great little cafe for a late breakfast or lunch with good selection of food and drinks. Lovely walk around the park with stunning views back to the city and harbour. A must visit if you are in Sydney.

Thank Chris101111
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Old worldy feel about this beach - feel like I am in the 1940s and i like that. Lots of shade for picnics and safe swimming,

Thank meandstar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nielsen park is a great place to have a picnic with family and friends with great views of the harbour with a great little store with coffee and drinks etc I would love to recommend Nielsen park to anyone thinking of traveling to sydney and to locals for a great picnic spot

Thank Daniel J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Nielsen Park is a beatuful place for a picnic. It has plenty of parking, big, shady trees and best of all a beautiful, little beach with shark netting for safe swimming. The cafe has great food and there are several short walks around the foreshore and over the cliffs.

Thank Borgy44
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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 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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 

1 Thank Alain W
Whangarei, New Zealand
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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 

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