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Dharawal Resting Place track

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Dharawal Resting Place track.

Track grading

Features of this track


0.2km one-way



Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Gentle hills


No steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The track is 3m-wide and begins as hard-packed ground along Cemetery fire trail before becoming grass as it goes through the cemetery.

Other barriers

Gates: There's a locked steel pipe swing gate at the start of Cemetery fire trail. The gate has a gap of around 1m on the side for pedestrians.

Getting there and parking

Dharawal Resting Place track is in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany National Park. To get there from Sydney city:

  • Drive south along Anzac Parade to La Perouse
  • Turn left at the park boundary on to Henry Head Lane, towards the golf course
  • Turn left onto Cape Banks Road and follow 1km to the junction with Cemetery trail, where there’s limited parking.
  • You can also continue around 350m along Cape Banks Road to the carpark at the helicopter base.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


  • Limited parking is available in designated areas along Cape Banks Road, including at the entry to Cemetery trail.
  • You can also park at the helicopter base at the end of Cape Banks Road, then walk 350m back down the road to Cemetery trail. This carpark has 2 accessible parking spaces.

By bike

  • You can cycle to La Perouse via Anzac Parade. Then take Henry Head Lane and Cape Banks Road.
  • You’ll need to lock and leave your bike at the designated parking areas along Cape Banks Road and walk to the start of this walking track.

By public transport

Take bus L94 or 394 to La Perouse from Circular Quay, Martin Place, or Hyde Park via Maroubra Junction.


  • The nearest public toilets are available at Cann Park. There are also toilets if you’re visiting the La Perouse Museum.
  • There are no bins so please take all rubbish away with you.


Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


Disability access level - medium

Dharawal Resting Place track is a 3m-wide walk that's mostly flat with some gentle hills.

There are some parts of the walk where you may need assistance:

  • The track surface is not sealed - it starts off as hard-packed ground before changing to grass
  • There's a locked steel pipe swing gate at the start of Cemetery fire trail. The gap to get around this gate is only 1m wide.





Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Dharawal Resting Place track

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Park info

  • in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • 7am–8.30pm November to March. 

    7am–7.30pm April to October.

    La Perouse park entry gate closed to vehicles between 7pm and 5am all year.

    Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are no park entry fees in La Perouse area but you'll need to pay to tour Bare Island. Park entry fees apply in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, only.

    Buy annual pass

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