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Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Overview

Kamay Botany Bay National Park is located at La Perouse and Kurnell in Sydney. Discover its rich Aboriginal culture, explore Captain Cook's Landing Place, spot native plants on a bushwalk or whales at Cape Solander.

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Filled with significant sites, coastal landscapes and heritage-listed attractions, Kamay Botany Bay National Park is an easy day out in Sydney's south. 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 area around Kurnell where in 1770, local Aboriginal people encountered the crew of the Endeavour. The northern area at La Perouse is just as fascinating, where French explorer Comte de Laperouse was last sighted in 1788.

This park is also blessed with several sheltered coves and beaches, if you like swimming in salt water without fighting the surf. Its diverse waters offer plenty of beautiful snorkelling and scuba diving spots suitable for all levels of experience. You'll find rocky reefs at the entrance of Botany Bay, and underwater sea grass meadows inside the bay itself.

There are 2 areas in this park:

Bare Island Fort, Kamay Botany National Park. Photo: Andrew Richards

La Perouse area

La Perouse is the northern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, near Maroubra. You'll find fantastic walks, diving spots and historic sites just a quick trip from Sydney's centre.

Cape Solander, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: Andrew Richards

Kurnell area

Kurnell area is at the southern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, near Cronulla. Go whale watching or explore some of NSW's most significant heritage sites — and see why Kurnell Penins...

Contact

  • La Parouse (North) - Anzac Pde, Kurnell (South) - Cape Solander Drive
  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • La Perouse area: open 7am - 8.30pm (November - March); open 7am - 7.30pm (April - October).

    Kurnell area: open 7am-7.30pm (August-May); 7am-5.30pm (June-July).

  • Fees
    La Perouse: No fees.
    Kurnell: $8 (except for Potter Point section).

    Other fees:
    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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    • Kurnell
      (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
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Cape Baily lighthouse, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: John Spencer