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Kurnell Visitor Centre

Kurnell area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

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Kurnell Visitor Centre closed for upgrade

Kurnell Visitor Centre is closed until further notice because NPWS is building a new visitor centre in 2021-2022. Learn more about the improvements being made here as part of the Kamay 2020 Master Plan Project or contact the local office by email.

Kurnell Visitor Centre is a one-stop shop for tourist information in Kamay Botany Bay National Park, near Cronulla in southern Sydney. Visit for maps, history, advice and exhibitions.

Visitor centres
21 Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell, NSW, 2231 - in Kurnell area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

Monday to Friday, 10am to 3.30pm. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9.30am to 4pm. Closed Christmas day.

Kurnell Visitor Centre features an art gallery, theatrette, historical exhibition, shop and café. Be sure to pay a visit to the centre on your visit to Kamay Botany Bay National Park. You can enjoy a coffee before discovering more about the significance of the area. Be sure to view the film Kamay Botany Bay before you leave.

Learn about the European arrival through the centre’s interactive displays. See how the area’s Aboriginal inhabitants lived at the time of Captain Cook’s landing in 1770 and find out more about Aboriginal people in the area.

Formerly known as The Discovery Centre, the visitor centre also houses the Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre which offers excellent educational programs for students and teachers alike. Have a look at the welcome wall before heading to the picnic area or taking Burrawang walk or Banks-Solander track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Wide view of grassy parkland dotted with mature trees and picnic tables. Photo: Natasha Webb/DPIE

    Commemoration Flat picnic area

    Commemoration Flat picnic area is in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, near Kurnell Visitor Centre. This beautiful grassy spot is perfect for seaside family gatherings.


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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
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