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Kurnell Visitor Centre

Kurnell area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Overview

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.

Type
Visitor centres
Where
Kurnell area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

Kurnell Visitor Centre is open:

  • 10am-3.30pm (Monday to Friday) 
  • 9.30am-4pm (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays). 
  • 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

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Operated by

  • Kurnell
  • 10am-3.30pm Monday to Friday. 9.30am-4pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Closed Christmas holiday.
  • (02) 9668 2000
  • (02) 9668 2050
  • Kamay Botany Bay National Park (South), Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell NSW

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 an annual pass.
    • 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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Cliff coastline. Photo:Andy Richards