Sydney Harbour National Park

Sydney Harbour National Park protects islands and foreshore around Sydney Harbour. Explore Sydney's history on a school excursion or guided tour to enjoy coastal walks, picnics and swimming.

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 during winter, be sure to keep a lookout for whales on their annual migration north.

Nearby events

  1. New Year's Eve on Cockatoo Island

    Monday 31 December 2018 to Tuesday 01 January 2019 , Sydney Harbour

    Cockatoo Island is one of the best places in Sydney to watch the world-renowned New Year’s Eve fireworks. Right in the heart of Sydney Harbour, you’ll enjoy a fun and relaxing night with family and friends - without the crowds, long walks…

    31 Dec - 01 Jan
  2. New Years Eve Clark Island Garden Party

    Monday 31 December 2018 to Tuesday 01 January 2019 , Sydney Harbour

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Clark Island - a beautiful oasis in the middle of Sydney Harbour with superb views of the fireworks. Relax and enjoy a cocktail and canapés as the sun sets. Your main and dessert follow, from a menu inspired by…

    31 Dec - 01 Jan
  3. New Years Eve aboard Sydney 2000

    Monday 31 December 2018 to Tuesday 01 January 2019 , Sydney Harbour

    Crusing inside the exclusion zone as a part of the parade The eyes of over a billion people worldwide turn to Sydney Harbour on New Years Eve, not only because they have the first major display but one of the world's best. The Harbour…

    31 Dec - 01 Jan