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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)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Cape Baily Coast Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Cape Baily Coast Walk
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End of Cape Solander Drive
Tabbigai Gap Track Int
Clifftop Track Int
Sand dune int
Int of Cape Bailey Lighthouse track
Starting point for this hiking track: End of Cape Solander Drive

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 

Photo Gallery

 
The end of Cape Solander Dr
 
The end of Cape Solander Dr +
 
Along much of the way the track follows small markers
 
Along much of the way the track follows small markers +
 
Tabbigai Gap
 
Tabbigai Gap +

 
The Sandune Int
 
The Sandune Int +
 
The Clifftop Intersection
 
The Clifftop Intersection +
 
Cape Baily Lighthouse
 
Cape Baily Lighthouse +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Cape Baily Coast Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Cape Baily Coast Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cape Baily Coast Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Cape Baily Coast Walk bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 5km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*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
1.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 950m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (610m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 750m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 1.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 950m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.7km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to End of Cape Solander Drive
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 End of Cape Solander Drive
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|

(0 km) End of Cape Solander Drive to Tabbigai Gap Track Int
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 947 m Time = 21 mins
Climb = 41 m Descent = -47 m
From the end of Cape Solander Drive, this walk starts at the big signpost just to the left of the toilet building. The track heads south along the cliff line (ocean on the left) following the green poles until they stop, then the track continues along the top of the cliff line (staying safely back from the very fragile cliff edge). This section is mostly on sandstone and occasionally through low heath. As the track approaches Tabbigai Gap, it joins onto Cape Baily Track where the track turns left and continues south for 50m until the apex of Tabbigai Gap and the management trail.

(0.95 km) Tabbigai Gap Track Int to Sand dune int
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 746 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = -22 m
Turn left: From the gap, this walk heads south-east towards the coast, following the wider sandy track through the heath. The track heads through an open section of heath before the track narrows and soon passes a small swamp on the right. About 50m past the swamp, the track comes to a small intersection with another track coming up from the cliff tops.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads south-west along track beside the cliffline, gradually turning to the west (along the northern side of Blue Hole Gap) until coming to a small climb inside a sand dunes. On the far side of the dune (about 30m), there is an intersection with a wide sandy track to the right, and a narrower one on the left.

(1.69 km) Sand dune int to Cape Bailey Lighthouse
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.04 km Time = 20 mins
Climb = 36 m Descent = -22 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the narrow bush track that heads west to the top of the dunes. (From the top of the dune there are some great views of the hanging swamp straight ahead). The track then turns left and drops off the top of the sand dune, keeping the swamp on the right. The track then climbs a sandy hill to some more views before turning left and heading along a sandy track, through several more large sand dunes. After these dunes, the track starts to flatten out and widen, to head along to an intersection with a bush track (which heads to the lighthouse).
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the sandy bush track, heading up and away from the ocean. The track is relatively defined for most of the way, however in the last 20m the track becomes quite overgrown and a little less defined (the lighthouse is always visible). Once at the lighthouse, there are good views inland, however the views to the east are largely blocked by the high scrub.

Catch the bus from End of Cape Solander Drive
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 End of Cape Solander Drive
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 10.7 km
Boots Great Outdoors 23 Koonya Cct, Caringbah (02) 9542 8988 10.1 km
Caravan Accessories Pty Ltd 33 Rocky Point Rd , Kogarah (02) 9588 3400 10 km
Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment 587 Kingsway, Miranda (02) 9525 6829 11.9 km
Outdoor Equipment 60 Spring St , Bondi Junction (02) 9389 8122 14.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Cape Baily Coast Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Cape Baily Coast Walk
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 13 km (to the WNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
34 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 39 km (to the NW)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 44 km (to the SW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 46 km (to the N)

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 3 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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