Captain Cook's Landing Place
Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Visit Kamay Botany Bay National Park to see Captain Cook's landing place at Kurnell. The heritage-listed site is an important place in Australia's history.
- Historic buildings/places
- Kamay Botany Bay National Park
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Please note
- 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)
In 1770, Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook landed at Botany Bay’s Inscription Point. He and his Endeavour crew stayed in the area for eight days and had a dramatic impact on Australian history.
Located near Silver Beach on the Kurnell Peninsula headland, Cook’s landing place is a popular Sydney attraction. Now heritage-listed, this reserve interprets the story of the meeting of European and Aboriginal cultures.
Visit Kamay Botany Bay National Park to discover Captain Cook’s landing place yourself. The best way to get there is along the Burrawang walk that features a soundscape of Aboriginal children's laughter. As you pass over the dune you'll see views of the bay where the Endeavour was first sighted. A small plaque marks the location where Captain Cook landed.
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- in Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Kurnell section: open 10am - 3.45pm (Monday to Friday); 9.30am - 4.15pm (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Closed Christmas holiday.
La Perouse section: open 7am - 8.30pm (November - March); open 7am - 7.30pm (April - October).
Park entry fees:
$7 per vehicle per day applies in the Kurnell area only. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins. The park also has credit card accepting payment facilities.
You'll need to pay to visit Laperouse Museum or to tour Bare Island.Buy an annual pass.
(02) 9668 2000
Contact hours: 9.30am-4pm Monday to Friday. 9.30am-4.30pm weekends.
- Kamay Botany Bay National Park (South), Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell NSW
- Fax: (02) 9668 2050
La Perouse Museum
(02) 9311 3379
Contact hours: Sundays only 10am-4pm. (closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
- Kamay Botany Bay National Park (North), Cable Station, Anzac Parade, La Perouse NSW
- La Perouse Museum