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Banks-Solander track

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Alerts for Kamay Botany Bay National Park: fire bans


Updated: 01/11/2014 12:01 AM

“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.


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

Important info


1km (one-way)

Time suggested:

30 minutes each way



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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- Alerts

Kamay Botany Bay National Park

fire bans

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Saturday 1 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:
For visitor safety all tracks and trails are closed when a Total Fire Ban is in force. The picnic areas will remain open. For information on Total Fire Bans please visit:

Gum tree. Photo:Andy Richards