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Henry Head walking track

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Henry Head walking track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    45min - 1hr 15min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    4km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Henry Head walking track is in the La Perouse precinct of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. To get there, follow Anzac Parade to La Perouse.

    There two options for where this walk can be started:

    •  the carpark near the park entry gates on Anzac Parade, opposite Goorawahl Avenue.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Free parking is available outside the park on Anzac Parade, La Perouse, or within the park at Cape Banks.

    Parking is also available around Cann Park, near La Perouse Museum on Anzac Parade.  

    Please note it can get very busy on the weekends and parking may be difficult.

    Facilities

    Food outlets and public toilets are located near La Perouse Museum at Cann Park, Anzac Parade.

    Drinking water

    Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Henry Head walking track

    Operated by

    • Vaucluse
    • 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
    • (02) 9337 5511
    • (02) 9337 1303
    • Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse NSW

    Park info

    • in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
    • 7am–8.30pm November to March. 7am–7.30pm April to October

      Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • You'll need to pay to visit La Perouse Museum or to tour Bare Island.
      Buy an annual pass.
      • 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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      • Greycliffe House
        9337 5511
      • Neilsen Park, Vaucluse
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    Visitor centre

    • La Perouse Museum
      Kamay Botany Bay National Park (North), Cable Station, Anzac Parade, La Perouse NSW
    • Sundays only 10am-4pm. (closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
    • (02) 9311 3379
    Henry Head walking track, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: John Spencer