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Cape Solander

Kurnell area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 


Upgrade for Cape Solander whale watching platform

Construction of a new whale watching platform is underway at Cape Solander. The road from Yena to Cape Solander will reopen to vehicles from 21 October. Walking tracks remain open. Learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander and check out some other top whale watching locations around Sydney.

Cape Solander lookout is located in the Kurnell section of Sydney's Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

If you're driving into the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park please note that gates are open:

  • 7am-7.30pm (August to May)
  • 7am-5.30pm (June to July)
Please note
There are unfenced cliffs at this location. Don't walk close to cliff edges because the overhanging rocks may be very thin. Please stick to the marked walking tracks and supervise children closely.

Check out some other great whale watching locations around Sydney while the whale watching platform at Cape Solander is closed for an upgrade.

You can also learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander to improve your whale watching experiences here in future.

Meanwhile, find out about the significance of the whale in local Aboriginal culture here.

Take a virtual tour of Cape Solander captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Park sign pointing to Cape Baily lighthouse, set against a vista of ocean, rugged rocky coastline and bushland.  Photo: Natasha Webb/DPIE

    Cape Baily Lighthouse

    Cape Baily Lighthouse is a scenic stop along Cape Baily track in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, near Cape Solander.

  • Kurnell Visitor Centre, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: Natasha Webb/DPIE

    Kurnell Visitor Centre

    Kurnell Visitor Centre is closed to visitors because a new visitor centre is being built in 20201-2022. You can still contact Visitor Centre staff for maps, history and advice by email or phone. 


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

General enquiries

Operated by

  • Kurnell Visitor Centre
  • CLOSED TO VISITORS. Email and phone contact only. Monday to Friday, 10am to 3.30pm. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9.30am to 4pm. Closed Christmas holiday.
  • 02 9668 2010
  • 21 Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell NSW 2231

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.

    Buy annual pass
See more visitor info