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Banks-Solander track

Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Overview

The Banks-Solander track is an easy walk in Kamay Botany Bay National Park at Kurnell in Sydney's south. It showcases many native plants recorded by Captain Cook's botanists.

Where
Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Distance
1km
Time suggested
30min
Grading
Easy
Price
Free
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).
  • Banks-Solander track links to The Coast track and Yena track if you feel like a longer walk.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • 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.

    Other fees:

    You'll need to pay to visit Laperouse Museum or to tour Bare Island.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Kurnell
      (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
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    • 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
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