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Kurnell area

Kamay Botany Bay National Park

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Construction of ferry wharves

The NSW Government is replacing the previous ferry wharves at La Perouse and Kurnell as part of the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell Master Plan. Transport for NSW is managing construction of this project. Find out more about the Kamay ferry wharves.

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 being upgraded and it's closed to visitors, but it's still 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.

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.

There are several easy walks including Banks-Solander track and Burrawang Walk which passes 3 huge bronze sculptures named: The Eyes of the Land and the Sea, Nuwi/Canoes, and The Whales. You'll also pass several historic sites, including Captain Cooks Landing Place.

Cape Baily track offers the opportunity for a longer walk through beautiful native vegetation — keep your eyes peeled for native birds.

If you’re into snorkelling and scuba diving, try diving around Inscription Point or off the more sheltered Sutherland Point.


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General enquiries


  • 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 annual pass
    • Kurnell Visitor Centre
      02 9668 2010
      Contact hours: CLOSED TO VISITORS. Email and phone contact only. 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
    • Email:
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