Kamay Botany Bay National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Kurnell area.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Kurnell is on Captain Cook Drive, access is via Rocky Point Road, off the Princes Highway.
- At Kurnell, turn right off Captain Cook Drive into Cape Solander Drive
- To access Potter Point, turn right off Captain Cook Drive into Sir Joseph Banks Drive.
Park entry points
- Kurnell Visitor Centre See on map
Parking is available (including designated disabled spots in most car parks) at:
- Cricket Pitch
- Kurnell Visitor Centre
- Commemoration Flat
- Inscription Point
- The Leap
- Yena picnic area
- Cape Solander
- Potter Point
Kurnell is a popular area with cyclists.
To ride thre:
- Catch a train to Cronulla station, then ride north along Gerrale Street which becomes Eloura Road
- When you reach the roundabout at Captain Cook Drive, turn right and continue along Captain Cook Drive for 7km
- When you reach the roundabout at Kurnell, turn right to stay on Captain Cook Drive
- Follow the road until you reach the park entry gate located on Cape Solander drive.
By public transport
You can travel to the Kurnell area on public transport. Plan your trip using Transport NSW's Trip Planner.
Best times to visit
With its picturesque views and whale watching vantage points, a visit to Kurnell is unmissable in winter. But its countless historic attractions, birdlife and walking tracks make it a joy any time of year.
Take the Cape Baily walk to birdwatch, see the Cape Baily lighthouse, and if you're lucky, spot humpback whales returning south. Visit in November when daylight saving begins in NSW - It's lighter for longer and the Kurnell area is open until 7.30pm. Pack a picnic and enjoy the cool sea breeze at Commemoration Flat.
Bring your scuba gear and explore the rocky reefs at Botany Bay's entrance, including Sutherland and Inscription Points and maybe even glimpse sea horses and sea dragons. Cool off with a quiet saltwater swim at Silver Beach. Pack a picnic and summer can be a busy time at this park.
Head to Cape Solander lookout to see migrating humpback whales swimming close to the coast. Winter is a very busy time in this park, and parking is not always available at Cape Solander. Set off on the extended Henry Head walking track to photograph the SS Minmi shipwreck, just off Cape Banks (low tide only).
Maps and downloads
Fees and passes
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.
- You can mountain bike on management trails only
You can go fishing in Botany Bay from foreshore areas. A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
Flying recreational drones is not permitted in this park because it is located within 5.5km of an airfield or helicopter landing site. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) states that drones should not be flown within 30m of vehicles, boats, buildings or people, or within 5.5km of an airfield. Drones can also impact on public enjoyment and privacy, interfere with park operations, and may pose a threat to wildlife in some areas. Please contact the park office for consent if you wish to fly a drone for commercial filming or photography purposes. For more information, see the Drones in Parks policy.
- No cycling on walking tracks
- Motorcycles and vehicles must be kept on public roads
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- 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
- Kurnell Visitor Centre