Home to Canonbury Cottage the terraced lawns and manicured gardens of McKell Park are a popular spot for weddings and other social events.

Getting To McKell Park, Darling Point

Where Is It?

McKell Park is located at the end of Darling Point Road in Darling Point. From New South Head Road take Darling Point Road north until it ends, just before the harbour.


Darling Point Ferry Wharf is located on the northern embankment of McKell Park, making for easy access from the city.


Buses stop on Thornton Street near Darling Point Road.


The closest street address is the corner of Lindsay Avenue and Darling Point Road.


There is limited street side parking on Darling Point Road and Lindsay Avenue.


Google Maps Link – McKell Park | Darling Point

Things To Do

Canonbury Cottage

Historic Canonbury Cottage is available for hire for small social groups, private functions and arts / community groups. To find out more (including fees) Check the website:

Weddings & Functions

McKell Park’s landscaped lawns and ancient trees make for a magical wedding spot. Both weddings and social events are limited to 100 people, and time restrictions also apply. To book the location, contact Woollahra Municipal Council.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

If you plan to spend NYE at McKell Park you will need to get in early, as it reaches capacity early in the day. No glass, no BYO alcohol, no dogs, and you’ll need to bring a torch (or use your phone light) to navigate the unlit park in the dark. It is free entry, but there are plenty of changed traffic conditions so you might want to take public transport to the spot (see above for details). McKell Park is not suitable for people with accessibility needs on New Year’s Eve.

McKell Park Weddings & Functions

Picnic Areas

The terraced lawns around McKell Park are beautifully shaded and make for a lovely place for a picnic.

Sandstone Sculptures

Commemorating Australia’s history, discover a number of sandstone sculptures within the grounds of McKell Park.

Quiet Reading For Book Lovers

The terraced gardens of McKell Park offer many quiet nooks and secluded spots to lay out with a good book, or just watch the boats along the harbour.

Darling Point Reserve New Year's Eve


  • Food

    There is a small cafe and convenience store on Mitchell Road off Dwelling Point Road.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are rubbish bins in the park.

  • Toilets

    There are toilets in McKell Park.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs are prohibited in McKell Park at all times. Darling Point Reserve next door is dog friendly (on leash) and Yarranabbe Park is nearby which is off leash friendly.

  • Can I lock my bike up

    Yes. There are bike lock ups at the end of Darling Point Road.


Yarranabbe Park Rushcutters Bay Darling Point

Yarranabbe Park | Darling Point

Stretching along the eastern bank of Rushcutters Bay, Yarranabbe Park is a dog friendly green space with great views of the harbour bridge.

Darling Point Reserve Darling Point Sydney

Darling Point Reserve | Darling Point

This small, dog friendly green space is right next to McKell Park and also boasts harbour views.

Navigation: Eastern Suburbs | Eastern Suburbs Parks & Fields | Darling Point Reserve | Darling Point | 2027