La Perouse is the northern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, near Maroubra. You'll find fantastic walks, diving spots and historic sites just a quick trip from Sydney's centre.
Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Kamay Botany Bay National Park is located at La Perouse and Kurnell in Sydney. Discover its rich Aboriginal culture, explore Captain Cook's Landing Place, spot native plants on a bushwalk or whales at Cape Solander.
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Filled with significant sites, coastal landscapes and heritage-listed attractions, Kamay Botany Bay National Park is an easy day out in Sydney's south. Separated by the marine-rich waters of historic Botany Bay, the park’s northern and southern headlands feature a unique combination of natural and cultural heritage.
Explore the southern area around Kurnell where in 1770, local Aboriginal people encountered the crew of the Endeavour. The northern area at La Perouse is just as fascinating, where French explorer Comte de Laperouse was last sighted in 1788.
This park is also blessed with several sheltered coves and beaches, if you like swimming in salt water without fighting the surf. Its diverse waters offer plenty of beautiful snorkelling and scuba diving spots suitable for all levels of experience. You'll find rocky reefs at the entrance of Botany Bay, and underwater sea grass meadows inside the bay itself.
There are 2 areas in this park:
Kurnell area is at the southern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, near Cronulla. Go whale watching or explore some of NSW's most significant heritage sites and see why Kurnell Peninsula head...
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- La Parouse (North) - Anzac Pde, Kurnell (South) - Cape Solander Drive
- in the Sydney and surrounds region
La Perouse area: open 7am - 8.30pm (November - March); open 7am - 7.30pm (April - October). La Perouse park entry gate closed to vehicles between 7pm and 5am all year.
Kurnell area: open 7am-7.30pm (August-May); 7am-5.30pm (June-July).
La Perouse area: No fees.
Kurnell area: $8 (except for the Potter Point section).
Other feesBuy annual pass
You'll need to pay to tour Bare Island.
Randwick City Council
02 9093 6190
- The Old Cable Station, 1542 Anzac Parade, La Perouse NSW 2036
- Randwick City Council
Kurnell Visitor Centre
02 9668 2010
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 3.30pm. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9.30am to 4pm. Closed Christmas holiday.
- 21 Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell NSW 2231
- Kurnell Visitor Centre