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Banks-Solander Track
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km ENE of Kurnell
Length: 1 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 16 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 16 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

Enjoy a pleasant meander through a varied forest from the Botany Bay Visitors Centre. This walk takes you through a lovely and diverse forest, there are plenty of small signs to help you learn about the different types of plants on the walk including a large scribbly gum and a spectacular Cabbage palm grove. It is no wonder why Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander in 1770 got so excited when walking in the area collecting, what was for them, new plant species. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Banks-Solander Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Banks-Solander Track
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Kamay Botany Bay Visitor Centre
Cape Solander Dr int.
North end of Banks Solander Track
South end of Banks Solander Track
North end of Banks Solander Track
Cape Solander Dr int.
Starting point for this hiking track: Kamay Botany Bay Visitor Centre

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91294N 
 Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 

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The track passes by several large ferns
 
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Towering gums on the Banks-Solander Trail
 
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Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Banks-Solander Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Banks-Solander Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Banks-Solander Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Banks-Solander Track bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 960m
Time 20 mins
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Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 650m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 310m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 960m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 960m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 960m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 960m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 960m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Kamay Botany Bay Visitor Centre
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Kamay Botany Bay Visitor Centre
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Visitor Centre Alt = 13 m
This visitors' centre can be found on Cape Solander Drive, inside Kamay Botany Bay National Park. It provides great information about the area's history and environment, plus there is a souvenir shop, where some simple food and drink is also available. A Trailrider is also available for free hire for people with limited mobility[1]. There is a male & female toilet block[fac=8276] on the eastern side of the Visitor Centre. And a large parking area[fac=8277] in front.

(0 km) Kamay Botany Bay Visitor Centre to Cape Solander Dr int.
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 153 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -1 m
From the front of the 'Visitor Centre'[2][fac=8275][fac=8276], this walk follows the footpath[3] that then leads through the middle of the car park[fac=8277][4], to find the pebblecrete footpath and 'Banks-Solander Track' sign[5] on the far side. This walk follows this sign along the narrow (1.4m) path [6], timber boardwalk[7] then dirt track[8] as it winds through the dense forest for nearly 100m to find a seat[9][fac=8278] just before the road. The walk then leads up the rise to then crossing (taking care) Cape Solander Drive[10] to the intersection marked with a large 'Yena Trail' map sign[11].

(0.15 km) Cape Solander Dr int. to North end of Banks Solander Track
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 53 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Banks-Solander Track' arrow[12] gently uphill along the gravelly trail for about 50m to find a 3-way intersection[13] marked with a small 'The Banks-Solander Track' plaque[14] (with a narrower track on the left).

(0.21 km) North end of Banks Solander Track to South end of Banks Solander Track
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 329 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -7 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the narrower sandy track (away from the main trail), past the 'The Banks-Solander Track' plaque[15] for about 20m to the start of a timber boardwalk[16]. This walk follows the timber boardwalk as it winds among the tall grass plants[17] for about 50m where the boardwalk becomes a dirt track again. The walk leads along the track for about 40m to find a large sign posted Cabbage palm[18][19]. The walk continues to gently wind through the varied forest past a series of plant signs[20][21][22][23][24] for 150m to pass the narrowest point[fac=8280] on the track and find a timber seat[fac=8279][25], beside a scribbly gum[26][27]. From this seat the walk continues along the track past a few more plant signs[28][29][30] for nearly 50m to then follow a timber boardwalk for 25m[31] to the t-intersection with the wide trail.

(0.54 km) South end of Banks Solander Track to North end of Banks Solander Track
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 219 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the wide, mostly flat gravelly trail north (initially keeping the timber boardwalk on the right) for a little over 200m, until coming to an intersection with the other end of 'Banks Solander Track'[32] (on the right).

(0.75 km) North end of Banks Solander Track to Kamay Botany Bay Visitor Centre
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 206 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads gently downhill along the gravelly trail for about 50m to find the sealed Cape Solander Drive[33] marked with a large 'Yena Trail' map sign[34].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk crosses (taking care) the sealed Cape Solander Drive[35], to head down a narrow track and find a small seat[36][fac=8278]. This walk then follows the dirt track[37], timber boardwalk[38] then the narrow pebblecrete path [39] as it winds through the dense forest for nearly 100m to find a 'Banks-Solander Track' sign[40] on the edge of the car park. This walk then leads through the middle of the car park[fac=8277][41] and follows the short footpath[42] to the front of the 'Visitor Centre'[43][fac=8275][fac=8276].

Catch the bus from Kamay Botany Bay Visitor Centre
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Kamay Botany Bay Visitor Centre
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Kingsford Camping & Disposals 309 Anzac Pde, Kingsford (02) 9663 3535 9.2 km
Caravan Accessories Pty Ltd 33 Rocky Point Rd , Kogarah (02) 9588 3400 8.7 km
Boots Great Outdoors 23 Koonya Cct, Caringbah (02) 9542 8988 9.6 km
Carlton Canvas Co 337 Princes Hwy, Carlton (02) 9587 0208 9.6 km
Brandt Bros Est 1878 141 Devonshire St , Surry Hills (02) 9318 2666 13.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Banks-Solander Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Banks-Solander Track
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 12 km (to the WNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
32 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 38 km (to the NW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 44 km (to the N)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 44 km (to the SW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Botany Bay National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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