Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Kamay Botany Bay National Park is located at Kurnell and La Perouse in Sydney. Explore the historic Captain Cook's landing place on a school excursion, to learn about the rich Aboriginal history and cultural significance of the area.
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Filled with significant sites, remarkable landscapes and heritage-listed attractions, Kamay Botany Bay National Park offers an idyllic daytrip from Sydney. Separated by the marine-rich waters of historic Botany Bay, the park’s northern and southern headlands feature a unique combination of natural and cultural heritage.
Explore the southern side around Kurnell, where in 1770, local Aboriginal people encountered the crew of the Endeavour, or the northern side at La Perouse, where French explorer Comte de Laperouse was last sighted in 1788. Walk the Burrawang track, whale watch from Cape Solander, picnic at Commemoration Flat or go diving at Bare Island.
On 20 September 2004 the Kurnell Peninsula Headland was included in the National Heritage List.
Highlights in this park
NSW national parks in Sydney and surrounds have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.
There's always plenty going on in Sydney, but did you know the city's surrounded by some of NSW's best natural beauty spots. Head out for some great harbourside walks, a relaxing picnic, or fun in the sun at one of Sydney's idyllic beaches.
- 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-3.30pm Monday to Friday. 9.30am-4pm 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