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Festival Area

The festival area at Middle Head provides swimmers and supporters with plenty to enjoy before, during or after The Sydney Skinny from yummy food to entertainment and activities.  Come be a part of a something which will put a little vitality and excitement into your Sunday morning…. and give you something to talk about for years to come!!

Secure baggage service – you can leave your personal belongings in the festival area securely, whilst you go for your swim. So all you will have with you at the beach is the clothes you walk down the track in and your towel.

Baggage drop opens at 8.15am and closes at 1.15pm.

Please refer to the event site map to find the secure baggage drop location.  

Festival Area Map

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The Sydney Skinny could not go ahead with out the support and approval from NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service and the team of Rangers from Sydney Harbour National Park.

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We are passionate about the work the Rangers do, enabling all visitors to the National Park the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful, historic area. We ask all Sydney Skinny participants to help us create a zero negative impact on the land by using public transport options, bring your own reusable water bottle and coffee keep-cups and reduce any use of non-natural, single use products.  

The Sydney Skinny swim is an adults only event. We would love the entire family to be a part of this joyous and special swim however we must prioritise the safety and security of all people attending this event, where possible. We understand that there are some families whom would like to swim with their children, however we cannot permit this for safety reasons. Everyone is welcome in the Festival area, for free, so you are welcome to bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the beautiful National Park location with your family.