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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: 57 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 57 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)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Muru and Yena Tracks

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Muru and Yena Tracks
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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
Int of Yena Servicetrail and Kurnell Lookout Trail
Int of Yena Servicetrail and link track
South end of Yena Picnic Area Rd
North end of Yena Picnic Area Rd
Int of Muru Track and Cape Solander Drive
Int of Muru Track and Sandy Trail
Int of Muru Track and Houston Lookout track
Int of Muru Track and Houston Lookout track
Int of Kurnell Lookout and Muru Tracks
Int of Cape Solander Dr and Muru Track
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 

Photo Gallery

 
Botany Bay Discovery Centre
 
Botany Bay Discovery Centre +
 
The Yena Track
 
The Yena Track +
 
Part of the Banks Solander Boardwalk
 
Part of the Banks Solander Boardwalk +

 
The Banks-Solander Trail passes by several large ferns
 
The Banks-Solander Trail passes by several large ferns +
 
The Banks Solander Trail
 
The Banks Solander Trail +
 
Views from Yena Picnic Area
 
Views from Yena Picnic Area +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Muru and Yena Tracks bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Muru and Yena Tracks bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Muru and Yena Tracks bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Muru and Yena Tracks 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 2.8km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
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
1.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 810m is flat with no steps. The remaining (580m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 2.2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 580m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 2.8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 2.2km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 580m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

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)
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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.
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(0 km) Kamay Botany Bay Visitor Centre to North end of Banks Solander Track
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 206 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -1 m
From the front of the 'Visitor Centre'[1][fac=8275][fac=8276], this walk follows the footpath[2] that then leads through the middle of the car park[fac=8277][3], to find the pebblecrete footpath and 'Banks-Solander Track' sign[4] on the far side. This walk follows this sign along the narrow (1.4m) path [5], timber boardwalk[6] then dirt track[7] as it winds through the dense forest for nearly 100m to find a seat[8][fac=8278] just before the road. The walk then leads up the rise to then crossing (taking care) Cape Solander Drive[9] to the intersection marked with a large 'Yena Trail' map sign[10].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Banks-Solander Track' arrow[11] gently uphill along the gravelly trail for about 50m to find a 3-way intersection[12] marked with a small 'The Banks-Solander Track' plaque[13] (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[14] for about 20m to the start of a timber boardwalk[15]. This walk follows the timber boardwalk as it winds among the tall grass plants[16] 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[17][18]. The walk continues to gently wind through the varied forest past a series of plant signs[19][20][21][22][23] for 150m to pass the narrowest point[fac=8280] on the track and find a timber seat[fac=8279][24], beside a scribbly gum[25][26]. From this seat the walk continues along the track past a few more plant signs[27][28][29] for nearly 50m to then follow a timber boardwalk for 25m[30] to the t-intersection with the wide trail.

(0.54 km) South end of Banks Solander Track to South end of Yena Picnic Area Rd
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 805 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -8 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads south along the gravelly management trail until coming to an intersection with a bush track on the left.
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the main management trail to the south-east through the open ferny forest. Soon, the Yena trail meets the radar track (on the right).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads south-east along the management trail, leaving the smaller track behind on the right. The trail passes through large sections of ferns and eucalypts, before reaching Solander Rd and a 'Yena Fire Trail' sign.

(1.34 km) South end of Yena Picnic Area Rd to North end of Yena Picnic Area Rd
Track: Moderate - road
Length = 579 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads east down the gravel road towards the coastline. Gradually, this curves around to the north before coming to the Yena Picnic Area. There are no shaded areas, but this is compensated by the good lookouts over the South Pacific Ocean. Although this section of the walk is classified as wheelchair accessible (due to it being along a road), the asphalt is extremely pitted and bumpy. The road turns back inland and comes to another intersection with Cape Solander Drive, and a sign pointing back to 'Yena Picnic Area'.

(1.92 km) North end of Yena Picnic Area Rd to Int of Muru Track and Cape Solander Drive
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 94 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads north along Cape Solander Drive, keeping the ocean (not visible) off to the right. After approximately 100m, the walk comes to an intersection with a management trail on the left, blocked to vehicles by a gate.

(2.01 km) Int of Muru Track and Cape Solander Drive to Int of Muru Track and Houston Lookout track
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 438 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From Cape Solander Drive, this walk passes the large gate and heads north-west along the management trail until reaching an intersection with a track on the left (south-west).
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads north-west along the management trail for approximately 50m until coming to an intersection with a track on the right (north).

(2.45 km) Int of Muru Track and Houston Lookout track to Houston Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 312 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -10 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads north along the overgrown management trail. There are some good views out over the bay area and the national park however these are shrouded by the nearby trees and ferns. The trail ends at the top of the hill, with filtered views.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

(2.45 km) Int of Muru Track and Houston Lookout track to Int of Cape Solander Dr and Muru Track
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 261 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -21 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads west, gently downhill along the sandy management trail until coming to an intersection with a track on the left.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads north-west, down along the wide gravelly management trail, with dense ferns on either side, until coming to Cape Solander Drive.

(2.71 km) Int of Cape Solander Dr and Muru Track to Carpark
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 98 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the road, this walk heads north-west along the old road, now a service trail. This continues for a short period before passing over a small bridge. Just beyond this, the track opens out onto the Botany Bay Discovery Centre car park. The discovery centre is to the right.

Catch the bus from Carpark
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 Carpark
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

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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 Muru and Yena Tracks.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Muru and Yena Tracks
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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 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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