First contacts at Kurnell
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), History, Kurnell area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Info for teachers
Everything you need to know about First contacts at Kurnell.
- Welcome and introductions, acknowledgement and safety talk
- Presentation of preserved animals and demonstration of Aboriginal culture and artefacts.
- Morning tea
- Bush tucker walk
- Explore the past along Monument/Burrawang track
- Museum visit – eight days in Botany Bay
- Farewell and depart
What to bring
Please wear fully enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, wet weather gear, and lunch which should be low waste with a refillable water bottle. Students should bring gear in a backpack or similar (not plastic bags).
Getting there and parking
Follow Captain Cook Drive towards Kurnell. At the T-intersection, turn left and take the next right onto Cape Solander Drive. Kurnell Visitor Centre is on the left, a short way after entering the park.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Kurnell Visitor Centre, including several designated disabled parking spots.
Maps and downloads
Risk assessment and risk benefits
Our rangers and guides have the technical skill and experience to assess the risks and the benefits of a variety of activities delivered as part of our learning programs.
We believe in including opportunities that allow students to learn and experience for themselves through exploration in the natural environment.
Please make your own risk assessment based on the information provided. Detailed potential risks and controls are provided for the site to assist teachers in risk management planning. Teachers and carers should be aware of, and consider the needs, abilities and medical conditions of students when visiting this site. The supervision of students remains the responsibility of the teacher. The school must ensure an adequate number of adult supervisors are present.
Disability access level - easy
Wheelchair accessible car park, picnic area, displays and toilets. If you have someone with special needs, please let us know in advance so that we can plan accordingly.
- in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
7am–7.30pm August to May. 7am–5.30pm June to July.
Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
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.Buy annual pass