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Henry Head walking 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 Henry Head walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


4km return


45min - 1hr 15min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Short steep hills


Occasional steps

Quality of path

Formed track

Getting there and parking

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    Henry Head walking track is in the La Perouse precinct of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. To get there, follow Anzac Parade to La Perouse.

    There two options for where this walk can be started:

    •  the carpark near the park entry gates on Anzac Parade, opposite Goorawahl Avenue.


    Free parking is available outside the park on Anzac Parade, La Perouse, or within the park at Cape Banks.

    Parking is also available around Cann Park, near La Perouse Museum on Anzac Parade.  

    Please note it can get very busy on the weekends and parking may be difficult.


    Food outlets and public toilets are located near La Perouse Museum at Cann Park, Anzac Parade.

    Drinking water

    Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

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    Safety messages

    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.

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    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).



    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.

    Map of Henry Head walking track, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: OEH

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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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