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Botany Bay
Banks-Solander Track
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km ENE of Kurnell
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.9 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 11 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 11 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Walk: Easy

A short and fairly easy walk in the area surrounding the Botany Bay Discovery Centre. The trail passes through a nice eucalyptus forest, passing large ferns, along a well maintained track. If you're thinking about going to the Discovery Centre at Botany Bay, then this walk is well worth doing. (open in app) more...

 
Bare Island to Maroubra via Henry Head
Time: 5 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km S of La Perouse
Length: 13 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 13 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 397 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 397 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

CLOSED This walk is closed at the northern end as there is no safe access to Malabar Head, updates to come in time. Exploring the cliff line of northern Botany Bay, this walk has great views, both down at the water (Bare Island and Browns Rock) and up on the cliffs (the golf course). Make sure you allow time to walk around Bare Island and see the sites. Although in disrepair, the Coast Cemetery is also worth a little extra time. (open in app) more...

 
Bare Island Walk
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km S of La Perouse
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 18 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 18 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

This walk to Bare Island is thoroughly recommended. Bare Island is a small island, which is accessed via a timber bridge. The island was originally fortified to prevent foreign invasion, however it has also been a retirement home and is now a museum and tourist attraction (managed by NSW Parks and Wildlife Service). A visit to the nearby La Perouse Museum is a great addition to this walk and a good place organise a tour of Bare Island (available on Sunday afternoons). (open in app) more...

 
Botany Bay Coastal Walk
Time: 4 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.2 km ENE of Kurnell
Length: 12.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 12.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 192 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 192 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This great coastal walk follows the coastline from the cliff tops near Kurnell, south to the Boat Harbour Aquatic Reserve, and around the coast to Cronulla station. Other great features of this walk are the many rock formations around the coast, the small sand dunes along the track, the hanging swamps and the Cape Bailey lighthouse. For a more relaxing finish you could stop off at the ocean pools in Cronulla before heading to the train station. (open in app) more...

 
Botany Bay Discovery Centre to Cape Baily
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km ENE of Kurnell
Length: 8.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 8.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 149 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 149 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This walk explores the heath and the great views between the Visitor Center and Cape Baily Lighthouse. The walk follows a mixture of service trails, bush tracks, rock platforms and sand dunes, as it makes it's way through the park. You will discover expansive views of the park and out to sea. There are even the occasional glimpses of the city. (open in app) more...

 
Cape Bailey track
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
8 km ENE of Cronulla
Length: 7.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 7.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 135 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 135 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This great return walk follows the Cape Bailey walking track as it winds along the coast, through thick heath and small sand dunes, to the Cape Bailey lighthouse, with great ocean views all the way. Also of interest is the wide variety of flora and fauna that can be found on this walk, from a number of different types of reptiles and amphibians to the hanging swamps and wild flowers (in spring). There is even some good whale watching opportunities in June, July, Sept and Oct. (open in app) more...

 
Cape Bailey Track from Cape Solander lookout
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.7 km E of Kurnell
Length: 3.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 3.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 107 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 107 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk starts at the end of Cape Solander Dr and heads south along the coast to the end of Sir Joseph Banks Dr, in the Boat Harbour Coastal Reserve. The walk explores a vast array of environments including sand dunes, hanging swamps, rock platforms and dense heath. The Bailey lighthouse is a highlight and a nice place to rest. There are also city views from the top of a few of the sand dunes. (open in app) more...

 
Cape Bailey track from visitor centre (return)
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km ENE of Kurnell
Length: 8.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 8.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 175 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 175 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This great return walk starts from the Discovery centre in Kurnell, and follows a series of bush tracks and service trails, that wind south through wooded forest, to the Cape Bailey walking track. At about half way, the track breaks into heath, winding in between hanging swamps and along the cliff tops to the Cape Bailey lighthouse. The lighthouse is a great spot for lunch before the return journey. (open in app) more...

 
Cape Bailey track from visitor centre to Boat Harbour Reserve
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km ENE of Kurnell
Length: 5.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 5.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 123 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 123 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk starts from Kurnell's Botany Bay Visitors Centre and heads south through the national park. The track winds through dry gum forest until it breaks out into heath, joining onto the Cape Bailey walking track. As it continues south, through small sand dunes and in between hanging swamps, the track winds in and out of the cliff top coastline to the end of the Sir Joseph Banks drive. The side trip up to the Cape Bailey lighthouse is well worth the small climb. (open in app) more...

 
Cape Baily Coast Walk
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.7 km E of Kurnell
Length: 5.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 191 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 191 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

Following the cliff line of Kurnell, looking out onto the South Pacific Ocean, this is one of the most secluded walks in Botany Bay National Park. The coast line is a popular whale watching spot during the spring and this area provides great views along the coast and out to sea. Baily Lighthouse is a great spot to sit and enjoy the views. (open in app) more...

 
Cape Baily Coastal Walk Return
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.7 km E of Kurnell
Length: 5.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 5.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 126 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 126 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk follows the coast, south, from the end of Cape Solander Drive, along the Cape Baily Track. The walk explores a number of gaps, sand dunes and hanging swamps. It also visits a light house, as it rounds the headland and winds down to the beach at Boat Harbour Aquatic Reserve. (open in app) more...

 
Cape Banks Circuit
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km S of La Perouse
Length: 7.3 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 7.3 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 190 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 190 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This Cape Banks Circuit has a lot to offer and is thoroughly recommended. The walking travels over beaches, through coastal forest and across exposed headlands. Historically, this walk shows glimpses into the fortifications required during both World Wars. The optional side trip to the coast hospital cemetery, with over 2000 graves, is worthwhile. The Cape Banks Circuit makes for a fascinating walk, both scenically and historically, and is recommended. (open in app) more...

 
Cape Banks Walk
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.6 km ESE of La Perouse
Length: 2.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 45 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 45 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This walk combines fine coastal views with two points of historical interest. From the start of this walk, the sidetrip to the coastal cemetery is short and gives a glimpse into lives of past generations. The World War II bunker is worth having a look around as you pass directly by it. Spend some time exploring the exposed headland that is Cape Banks. Look for old historical structures and the shipwreck of the SS Minmi on the western side of Cape Banks. If you're lucky, you could even see migrating whales on this classic Sydney coastal walk. (open in app) more...

 
Cronulla to Botany Bay Discovery Centre
Time: 4 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.7 km S of Cronulla
Length: 13.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 13.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 185 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 185 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This coastal walk starts from Cronulla station and follows the beaches around to the Boat Harbour Aquatic reserve, then continues along the Cape Bailey walk, winding through thick heath and between hanging swamps. The walk finishes at the Botany Bay Discovery Centre. There is an alternate exit to the end of Polo street for those wishing to exit outside the park. There is a good, optional side trip up to the Cape Bailey lighthouse. (open in app) more...

 
Henry Head Circuit
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km S of La Perouse
Length: 7.4 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 7.4 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 182 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 182 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This walk has a lovely mix of natural and war history combined within the scenic Botany Bay National Park. The track follows beaches and cliff tops as it visits World War One and Two gun and lookout stations. The side trip to the coastal cemetery is worthwhile, giving a glimpse into lives from the past. The Jennifer Street section of this circuit allows access through a section of endangered native Banksia scrub that once occupied a much larger part of the Sydney region. A varied and interesting day out in the Botany Bay National Park. (open in app) more...

 
Henry Head Walk
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km S of La Perouse
Length: 4.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 4.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 113 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 113 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

A worthwhile walk, traversing beach and headland to explore the WWII battlements of Henry Head. Both the Little Congwong Beach and Brown’s Rock sidetrips are recommended on this walk, as they are short detours and break the journey. Henry Head is good spot to stop for something to eat, grab a torch and explore the concrete structures or just watch the boats passing in and out of Botany Bay. A recommended and pleasant walk. (open in app) more...

 
Jennifer Street Boardwalk
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.7 km ESE of La Perouse
Length: 0.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 6 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 6 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

This short walk on raised boardwalk, through rare Banksia scrub, offers a look at this protected native vegetation in an environmentally sensitive way. The sheltered information sign at the start of the walk offers information about the Banksia scrub and a location map. The wide raised boardwalk is well maintained and could be accessed in a wheelchair, although the boardwalk is steep at one stage. This walk is recommended if you would like to look at a type of vegetation that once covered a much larger area of Sydney. (open in app) more...

 
La Perouse Historical Walk
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km S of La Perouse
Length: 0.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 9 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 9 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Walk: Easy

This walk, primarily across open lawns, offers views across Botany Bay while visiting historically significant landmarks. The side trip to the Bare Island Fortifications is well worth it, with tours available on Sunday afternoons. However, a walk across to the locked gate on Bare Island is still well worth the time - also, there are steps at the far side of the bridge down onto attractive unfenced rock platforms. Both the historic tombstone and monument by the museum are worth a visit, to contemplate our early explorers. Food, beach and a children's playground are available close to the end of this walk. A magnificent location with so much history. (open in app) more...

 
Little Congwong Beach Walk
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km S of La Perouse
Length: 1.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 34 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 34 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

A relaxing beach walk, ending at a sheltered sandy beach that has been described as one of the most beautiful beaches in Sydney. In the past, this walk has been used as a nudist beach, but this practice is being discouraged. The beach is very popular in the summer, but beware of the limited shade on a hot afternoon. (open in app) more...

 
Maroubra to La Perouse
Time: 5 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2 km E of Maroubra
Length: 13.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 13.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 406 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 406 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

CLOSED This walk is closed at the northern end as there is no safe access to Malabar Head, updates to come in time.Following the coastline of Botany Bay's north side, this walk traverses the cliff line with spectacular views across the South Pacific Ocean. The walk will take you through bushland, past beaches and around two golf courses. With good side trips out to Bare Island and down to Brown's Rock, this walk explores all the environments that the north side of Botany Bay has to offer. (open in app) more...

 
Muru and Yena Tracks
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km ENE of Kurnell
Length: 2.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 51 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 51 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

Following the service trails, this track covers many of the major walking tracks on Botany Bay's south side. Thick eucalypts and ferns surround the trail and there are great views from the Yena Picnic Area - a good place to break, (although it lacks shade). This walk is a nice way to explore a fair bit of the park. (open in app) more...

 
The Cape Bailey Walk
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.2 km ENE of Kurnell
Length: 5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 101 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 101 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This is an interesting walk, starting from Kurnell and following a series of bush tracks and service trails along the coast, with great ocean views. The walk offers some great views of the coast, city, and some great local landscapes, including sand dunes and hanging swamps. The small side trip up to the Cape Bailey lighthouse is well worth it and provides a nice spot for lunch. (open in app) more...

 
The Coastal Hospital Cemetery Walk
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.6 km ESE of La Perouse
Length: 0.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 5 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 5 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

The Coastal Hospital Cemetery Walk is an easy walk, near a beautiful coastline, visiting an early Australian cemetery. The cemetery is located on raised ground, with views out to the coast and sea. Used primarily as a quarantine cemetery from the 1880’s, it is home to over 2000 graves. The gravesites are interesting, however poorly kept with many broken or missing stone crosses. Worth a visit if you are in the area. (open in app) more...

 
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