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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: 0.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 8 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 8 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 cemetery for the old quarantine hospital from the 1880’s, it is home to over 2000 graves (most not visible). The visible grave sites are interesting and provide a fascinating glimpse into life (and death) 100 years ago. Worth a visit if you are in the area or if you have an interest in the local history. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for The Coastal Hospital Cemetery Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map Scale 500 meters
Int of Cape Banks Rd & Cemetery Trail
Coast Hospital Cemetery int.
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Cape Banks Rd & Cemetery Trail

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
 Botany Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303S 
 Bondi 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91302S 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

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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 The Coastal Hospital Cemetery Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the The Coastal Hospital Cemetery Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Coastal Hospital Cemetery Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the The Coastal Hospital Cemetery Walk 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 500m
Time 15 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
This whole walk, 250m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 150m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 100m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 250m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 250m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 250m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 250m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

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.
Drive to Int of Cape Banks Rd & Cemetery Trail
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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) Int of Cape Banks Rd & Cemetery Trail to Coast Hospital Cemetery int.
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 148 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
From the 'Cemetry Trail' trackhead and dirt car park[1] on Cape Banks Rd
La Perouse (about 1km past NSW Golf Course main gate), this walk follows the 'Cemetry Trail' sign[2] around the locked gate[3][4][5][fac=8253], and along the management trail. The grassy trail leads for about 20m to pass over a cobbeled stone section[6][fac=8254] then continues to follow the level trail[7] for another 110m, to come to a large 3-way intersection[8] near the Coastal Cemetery[9] (on the right).

(0.15 km) Coast Hospital Cemetery int. to Coast Hospital Cemetery
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 100 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads away from the main trail and into the large clearing[10] towards the timber fences[11] and entrance to the cemetery. The walk veers right following the NPWS arrow [12] through the gap in the fence and into the grassy cemetery[13]. From here you can roam around exploring and reading the head stones.

Coast Hospital Cemetery Alt = 25 m
The Coast Hospital Cemetery on the northern side of Botany Bay was first established in the early 1880’s and is now home to as many as 2000 graves. It serviced the Coast (Prince Henry) Hospital, originally a smallpox hospital. People who died of smallpox were required to be buried at the hospital grounds. The hospital was built far enough from the city to provide quarantine and for this reason, the hospital in time became an infectious diseases hospital, also treating patients with influenza, bubonic plague, typhoid fever and leprosy. Unfortunately, the cemetery has at times fallen into disrepair and some of the headstones are difficult to read[14]. Many of the graves are unmarked.
On the eastern edge of the cemetery is an information sign[15] explaining that in the area are also buried the ancestral remains of the La Perouse Aboriginal people returned from museums.
A place steeped in history and worthy of respect.

Drive from Int of Cape Banks Rd & Cemetery Trail
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

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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 7.9 km
Outdoor Equipment 60 Spring St , Bondi Junction (02) 9389 8122 11 km
Caravan Accessories Pty Ltd 33 Rocky Point Rd , Kogarah (02) 9588 3400 10.6 km
Carlton Canvas Co 337 Princes Hwy, Carlton (02) 9587 0208 11.6 km
Brandt Bros Est 1878 141 Devonshire St , Surry Hills (02) 9318 2666 12.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to The Coastal Hospital Cemetery Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from The Coastal Hospital Cemetery Walk
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 14 km (to the W)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
32 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 39 km (to the NW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 43 km (to the NNW)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 47 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
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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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