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Captain Cook's Landing Place

Kurnell area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

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Nearby things to do

Bridge over creek on Forest path in Royal National Park. Photo: Natasha Webb/OEH

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Forest path

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Shark Island Party. Artwork: DPIE

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NYE Shark Island Party

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Towra Beach Day Use Area, Towra Point Nature Reserve. Photo: OEH

Paddle

Towra Beach

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View of the fireworks display at its height, Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Jennifer Mitchell

Experience

NYE Goat Island

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Aerial view of Strickland House in Vaucluse, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Tommy Ramsay

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NYE Strickland House

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Photo of harbour view from North Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE

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NYE North Head

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View across the harbour from Clark Island. Photo: Kevin McGrath

Picnic

Clark Island

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People relaxing on the grassy area in Nielsen Park. Photo: John Yurasek/DPIE

Picnic

Nielsen Park

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A couple enjoy a picnic on Shark Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Picnic

Shark Island

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Aerial view of South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE

View

South Head

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Scenic views from Middle Head lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Middle Head

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North Head lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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North Head

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Beehive Casemate, Obelisk Bay, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: K McGrath/OEH

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Beehive Casemate tour

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Camp Cove, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

Swim

Camp Cove

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Fairfax walk, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

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Fairfax walk

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Scenic views from Middle Head lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Middle Head Forts tour

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Rodd Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government

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Rodd Island

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Netted swimming enclosure Chowder Bay, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: K McGrath/OEH

Swim

Chowder Bay

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Reef Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government

Swim

Reef Beach

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NYE in Sydney Harbour

Celebrate the New Year with the best views of Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks. Sydney Harbour National Park offers fantastic vantage points for a spectacular panorama of the city skyline.

NYE 2014 at Bradleys Head in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

 

Join WilderQuest

WilderQuest is a fun kids program designed to nurture a love of nature. Download the award-winning WilderQuest iPad app and go on a quest to discover all the animals, plants and hidden secrets within NSW national parks.

WilderQuest activity at Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: Shani Milgate/OEH
Captain Cook's Landing Place

Park info

  • 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.

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Visitor centre

  • Kurnell Visitor Centre
    21 Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell NSW 2231
  • Monday to Friday, 10am to 3.30pm. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9.30am to 4pm. Closed Christmas holiday.
  • 02 9668 2010
People walking pat the monument. Photo:Andy Richards