Gap Park

In This Section

COVID-19 safety

Our beaches, harbourside pools and parks are open.

To provide increased evening exercise opportunities for our residents, sports lighting is currently activated from 6.45pm - 8.30pm Monday to Friday at all of our sportsgrounds: Andrew Petrie Oval and Woollahra Oval 2 and 3 (Woollahra), Christison Park (Vaucluse), Trumper Oval (Paddington) and Lyne Park (Rose Bay).

Please maintain good hygiene and social distancing when using our fitness equipment and playgrounds. Masks are no longer required in outdoor settings.

For updates on outdoor gathering restrictions, visit NSW Health.

Our staff and security personnel will be monitoring crowds at the Woollahra Council beaches and parks. If these locations reach full capacity to the extent where social distancing requirements cannot be met, we will need to stop public entry until people leave the location and more space becomes available. Check our social media and VMS boards in our popular recreational locations for updates.

We hope you enjoy our outdoor places and spaces.

Gap Park

Gap Park is located on a coastal escarpment on Sydney Harbour's South Head. It has spectacular views of both the harbour and the ocean.

The area is one of Sydney's most popular tourist destinations. It attracts international and national tour groups, independent visitors, and local residents who use the park for walking, harbour and ocean viewing, bird watching, whale watching and spectating major harbour events. Additionally the park supports a rich history containing early fortifications, shipwreck relics, and disused gun placements from past wars.

Gap Park Historic Tramway Path

Take a stroll along the new accessible pathway along the historic tramway route through Gap Park connecting Military Road and Old South Head Road.

The pathway measures two metres wide, making it pram friendly and a great route for families or anyone needing a bit of extra space., The path takes visitors along the historic tram route, a bushland rock escarpment and an exotic rain forest gully – a very different experience to the exposed Coastal Walk path that hugs the cliff tops above.

A raised timber boardwalk has also been constructed over some prominent Fig tree roots near the southern end to protect them, and seating has been installed along the route for resting and taking in magnificent views of the Harbour Bridge and the tranquil surrounds of Gap Park.

Father and daughter walking along the new historic pathway

Getting here

Old South Head Road, Watsons Bay

Bus and ferry services at available to Watsons Bay


  • Historic fortifications
  • Panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the ocean
  • Park benches
  • Coastal walk
  • Two emergency telephones


Dogs are prohibited at all times.

Plan of management

Gap Park Masterplan 2008 (PDF, 7.5MB)


History of Gap Park (PDF)