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Banks-Solander track

“It’s fascinating to think that these plants are the same types collected by these guys all those years ago.”

Banks-Solander track highlights the important botanical value of Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

Many of Australia’s plants were first collected and described in the area by Cook's botanists, Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, in 1770. The track features informative panels showcasing numerous plant types that fascinated Banks and Solander more than 240 years ago.

Starting at the Kurnell Visitor Centre, this well-maintained track offers an easy 1km walk past eucalypts, banksias and ferns.

Banks-Solander track is a self-guided walk, so you can take as long as you like to complete it. It branches off from Yena track, so continue on if you prefer a longer walk.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Banks-Solander track starts at Kurnell Visitor Centre in the Kurnell precinct of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. To get there:

  • Follow Captain Cook Drive towards Kurnell
  • At the T intersection turn left and take the next right in to Cape Solander Drive
  • The visitor centre is on the left a short way after entering the park

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Kurnell Visitor Centre, including several designated disabled parking spots.

Important info

Distance:

1km (one-way)

Time suggested:

30 minutes each way

Difficulty:

Easy

You should know:

  • Please note that the Kurnell precinct of Kamay Botany Bay National park is open at 7am and gates are locked and the park is closed after 7:30pm (August – May) and 5:30pm (June – July).
  • Banks-Solander track links to The Coast track and Yena track if you feel like a longer walk.

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