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Kurnell area

Kamay Botany Bay National 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 headland was included in the National Heritage List in 2004.

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Kurnell Visitor Centre is a great place to start your exploration of Botany Bay’s southern headland. Learn about local Aboriginal culture and history, including encounters with the crew of HMS Endeavour in 1770. Wander the art gallery, and then grab a coffee on your way out to explore the rest of Kurnell.

It’s just a short drive from the visitor centre to Cape Solander viewing platform – one of Sydney’s best vantage points for whale watching.

If you’re into snorkelling and scuba diving, try diving around Inscription Point or off the more sheltered Sutherland Point. Lace up and walk the self-guided Banks-Solander track, or follow Burrawang Walk past several of the area’s historic sites, including Captain Cook’s Landing Place. Cape Baily track offers the opportunity for a longer walk through beautiful native vegetation — keep your eyes peeled for native birds.


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

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

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


  • in 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 area
      (02) 9668 2000
      Contact hours: 10am-3.30pm Monday to Friday. 9.30am-4pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Closed Christmas holiday.
    • 21 Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell NSW 2231
    • Fax: (02) 9668 2050
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Cape Baily lighthouse, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: John Spencer