Henry Head walking track
Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Enjoy spectacular views from Henry Head walking track at La Perouse in Sydney. This easy coastal walk offers great bird watching and several historic sites along the way.
- Kamay Botany Bay National Park
- 4km return
- Time suggested
- 45min - 1hr 15min
- Grade 3
- Opening times
If you're driving into the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park please note that gates are open:
- 7am-8.30pm (November to March)
- 7am-7.30pm (April to October)
- Please note
- It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat.
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching or whale watching.
- There is limited mobile reception in this park.
Grab your backpack and follow Henry Head walking track as it curves along the clifftops and beaches of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. This easy, 4km walk will reward you with dramatic views across Botany Bay and the Pacific Ocean beyond as you make your way to Endeavour Lighthouse at Henry Head.
There two options for where this walk can be started:
- La Perouse Museum at Cann Park on Anzac Parade, or
- the carpark near the park entry gates on Anzac Parade, opposite Goorawahl Avenue.
Take a break to admire the views, and check out Henry Head’s historic World War II battlements – part of Sydney’s early coastal defence systems.
If all this isn’t enough to pique your interest, there’s always the bird watching. Kookaburras, lorikeets and yellow-tailed black cockatoos are just some of the species you might encounter as you stride along this walk. Reptiles such as skinks, blue-tongue lizards and water dragons are also common around here.
Once you reach Henry Head you have the option of turning back to retrace your steps, or, continuing the walk a further 1.2km to explore Cruwee Cove and the headland at Cape Banks.
Take a virtual tour of Henry Head walking track, captured with Google Street View Trekker.
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- Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse NSW
- in Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Kurnell section: open 7am-7.30pm (August-May); 7am-5.30pm (June-July).
La Perouse section: open 7am - 8.30pm (November - March); open 7am - 7.30pm (April - October).
Park entry fees:
$8 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 La Perouse Museum or to tour Bare Island.Buy an annual pass.
(02) 9668 2000
Contact hours: 10am-3.45pm Monday to Friday. 9.30am-4.15pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Closed Christmas holiday
- 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