Sydney Harbour National Park

Goat Island self-guided audio tour

Let the audio tour be your guide on this rare opportunity to explore the convict, maritime and military history of Goat Island at your own pace.

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Visitor centresPublic transportWheelchair facilitiesNo campingNo caravan sitesAccommodationLookoutsPicnics and BBQsKiosks/cafesWalkingDogs and other domestic animals not permittedNo horse riding trailsCycling trailsNo car touringNo 4WD touring routesCanoeingSailing and boatingFishingSwimmingSnorkelling/divingNo adventure recreation opportunities

Sydney Harbour National Park protects a number of islands and foreshore areas around one of the world's most famous harbours.  The park is home to superb swimming spots, bushwalking tracks and picnic areas, which offer a huge range of activities that will have you coming back again and again.

See native wildlife living in rare pockets of bushland once common around Sydney, or take a fascinating walk to explore the park's cultural history. You'll see everything from convict-built buildings and military fortifications to Aboriginal sites and a heritage lighthouse. And with the harbour's staggering coastline creating an endless natural lookout, the park's jaw-dropping views simply have to be seen to be believed.

If you're at one of the park's lookouts from June to November, be sure to keep an eye out for whales on their annual migration. To find the perfect whale watching vantage point and to enjoy the annual whale migration, plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

Get your copy of the Sydney Harbour National Park brochure

The Sydney Harbour National Park brochure offers park highlights, things to see and do, places to stay, venues to hire and detailed maps of North Head, Middle and Georges Heads, Dobroyd Head, Bradleys Head, South Head and Nielsen Park, as well as information about the Harbour Islands. You can request a free printed copy, or you can read the guide online.

Visit the NSW National Parks visitor website for more inspiration and information on Sydney Harbour National Park.

Watching the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. (Image: I.Charles/DECC)

Sector map: Nielsen Park (Sydney Harbour National Park)

Park map: Sydney Harbour National Park

Local map: showing Sydney Harbour National Park

NSW map: showing Sydney Harbour National Park

Australia map: showing Sydney Harbour National Park

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Nielsen Park

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North Head::Collins Flat Beach
Fairfax walk
Manly scenic walkway
North Head carpark
North Head lookout
North Head Sanctuary carpark
Quarantine Station (Q Station Retreat)
Store Beach
Bradleys Head::Ashton Park
Athol Hall
Bradleys Head Amphitheatre
Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk
Nielsen Park::Bottle and Glass Point
Greycliffe Gardens
Hermitage Foreshore track
Nielsen Park
Nielsen Park Cafe and Halbert Pavilion
Steele Point Cottage
Vaucluse Point
South Head::Camp Cove
Cliff Street carpark
Constables Cottage
Gap Bluff Centre
Gap Bluff Centre, The Officers Mess and Fountain Garden
Green Point carpark
Green Point Cottage
Hornby Lighthouse
Laings Point/Green Point Reserve
Robertson Park picnic area
South Head
South Head Heritage trail
Dobroyd Head::Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head
Dobroyd Head carpark
Dobroyd Head lookout
Forty Baskets Beach
Grotto Point Aboriginal engraving site
Grotto Point Lighthouse
Middle Head
Reef Beach
Fort Denison:: Historic site
Facilities: flush toilets, drinking water
Georges Head:: Historic site
Wheelchair access: hard
Shark Island:: Picnic area, venue
Facilities: picnic tables, drinking water, flush toilets
Clark Island:: Picnic area, venue
Facilities: picnic tables, flush toilets, drinking water, venue
Rodd Island:: Picnic area, venue
Facilities: picnic tables, flush toilets, drinking water, venue
Wheelchair access: hard
Cadmans Cottage:: No additional information available.
Fort Denison Cafe and Restaurant:: Cafe/kiosk, venue
Wheelchair access: medium
Obelisk Beach:: Activity location
No additional information available.
Cobblers Beach:: Swimming spot
Facilities: carpark, trackhead/access point
No additional information available.
Goat Island:: Historic site
Facilities: flush toilets, drinking water
Wheelchair access: hard
      

These maps give you a basic overview of features and facilities. They do not provide detailed information on topography and landscape, and may not be suitable for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.