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Muru and Yena tracks

Kurnell area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Overview

Mura and Yena tracks form a short loop walk from Kurnell Visitor Centre to clifftop Yena picnic area, in Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Enjoy dramatic coastal views, spot whales, birdlife and wildflowers.

Where
Kurnell area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Distance
2.5km loop
Time suggested
1hr - 1hr 30min
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
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)
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, snacks, drinking water, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, binoculars
Please note
  • You can walk this loop in either direction. Muru track to Yena picnic area is 1.2km, Yena track to the picnic area is 1.3km.
  • Please take care when crossing Cape Solander Drive near the picnic area.

Nature lovers, families and day trippers will enjoy this loop walk between Kurnell Visitor Centre and Yena picnic area. Stop in at the visitor centre for a coffee, a map, or to get up to speed on this area’s rich Aboriginal culture and colonial history.

From the visitor centre, follow the signs for Muru track, which sets out from Cape Solander Drive. As you walk, see how the vegetation shifts from dry eucalypt forest to sandstone heath and heathland dunes. In spring this bushland bursts with wildflowers, while regent honeyeaters and scarlet robins flit through the heath.

Cross Cape Solander Drive and walk along the road around 100m to reach Yena picnic area. Dramatically located on a grassy clifftop you’ll enjoy views of the weathered sandstone coastline and rock platforms up and down the coast, including Cape Solander to the south. Keep an eye on the ocean for soaring albatross, passing dolphins or seals, and from May to November look for migrating humpback whales.

Cross the road again to return to the visitor centre via Yena track. Why not detour along Banks-Solander track, which branches off Yena track, to learn more about this area’s native plants recorded by botanists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander in 1770.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

On the way

  • View of flat grassy area with picnic table and rugged coastline in the distance. Photo: Natasha Webb/DPIE

    Yena picnic area

    Visit Yena picnic area for dramatic views of the ocean and rugged coastline of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, near Kurnell. It’s easily accessed via Muru and Yena tracks or Cape Solander Drive.

Things to do:

Kurnell Visitor Centre

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.

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

 

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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
See more visitor info
Wide path surrounded by mature, gnarled trees and green bush.  Photo: Natasha Webb/OEH.