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Nielsen Park

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Greycliffe Avenue, Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales 2030, Australia
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All reviews harbour beach sydney harbour shark nets safe swimming watch the ferries summer or winter great beach netted swimming area mid week early morning coffee favorite beach great place to go toilet facilities a nightmare great coffee plenty of space overseas visitors
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather may be cooling but the water temperature is still in the 20s and the crowds are gone. Best time of the year to swim, walk and enjoy the last of a long summer.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Marea J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now...I know shark nets are a bit controversial, but I am terrified of the sea, so I felt really comfortable swimming in the deep ocean here :)

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Idontwantausername88
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Ove this place. It is a great inner city beach with very calm waters. the park has great trees which offer lots of shade and the changing facilities are good to. If you like there are a few nice short walks around as well...

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 21, 2019

Every tourist's nightmare - sharks! Ease your mind by bathing in the shark net pool at Nielsen Park. There's a kiosk to buy ice creams, coffees and snacks or BYO picnic. Such a gorgeous spot to watch the ferries and sailboats go by.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank babytrail
Reviewed March 15, 2019

'Hermitage Reserve' and 'Nielsen Park' has more than 3 km of rock and beach foreshore which is mostly untouched by urban development. There are lots of native plants and its a great way to see what the harbor was like before development. A great place...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank David R
Reviewed March 11, 2019

When people think of Sydney beaches it's often only Bondi, Manly etc but the harbour beaches also are amazing. Nielsen Park is one of them. Very tranquil and surrounded by bush setting and some very good houses.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank linzio111
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Great park if you follow the track south ,you will end up at Hermit pt which has great views of the Harbour Bridge...

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank georgefH2313WP
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Hidden in the back streets of Vaucluse is Nielsen park. Just relax on the beach ,swim in the shark nett protected pool or stroll along the walkways and take in the sights.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 351stevew
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Having visited the park on many many occasions as a child and beyond, can vouch for the pools' safety, beautiful surrounding park, the iconic and historic Vaucluse House offering interest for all the family and overseas visitors as well!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter T
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This is my go to beach whenever I’m in Sydney. Nice size, safe swimming and if it gets too hot there is plenty of shade by moving back under the trees. Nice shop and restaurant for coffee,snacks or meals. A beach for all the family,young...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sue L
February 8, 2019|
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