Nielsen Park Circuit
  • Length: 1.8km

  • Duration: 40 mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 14 Greycliffe Ave, Vaucluse

  • End: 14 Greycliffe Ave, Vaucluse

  • Location: Sydney Harbour National Park

  • Closest Town: Vaucluse

  • Distance from CBD: 10.6 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.85084573

  • Longitude: 151.2685714

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Bitumen Road

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Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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Drinking Water

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

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Fishing Spots

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Overnight Campsites

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Nielsen Park Circuit is a 1.8km, grade 2 circuit hike, located in Sydney Harbour National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 40 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

With much to offer this walk is a great way to explore the history water views and bushland of Nielsen Park. This walk first leads past Shark Bay - a great place for a swim - with the chance to enjoy the views and grab a bite to eat from the cafe. Then it's up some steps to visit the historic gun emplacement and onto Greycliffe House. Then you head up through the bush over 'Mt Trefle' and take a short walk along Vaucluse Rd bringing you back into Nielsen Park.

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