‪Kamay Botany Bay National Park‬

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‪Kamay Botany Bay National Park‬

‪Kamay Botany Bay National Park‬
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JElliot32
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‪A NP with something for everyone‬
‪נוב׳ 2021‬
‪Visited during the week in early November when not many visitors and the Flannel flowers were spectacular. This park has something for everyone, starting with excellent picnicking areas on beautifully shaded lawns (under towering pines), along with BBQs and toilet facilities. Also in this more historic part of the park, there are several monuments commemorating the arrival at this spot of Captain Cook in 1770 (although the account of the first encounter with the local indigenous people did not reflect well on Cook and his crew). It is good to see there is now more space given to commemoration of the lives of the indigenous peoples which include some wonderful sculptures along the Botany Bay waterfront. Getting away from the more manicured part of the park, there is also some good bushwalking to be had, though some is along the road or through burnt-out scrubland and there is rarely any shelter from the midday sun. Cape Solander LO was closed for refurbishment when we visited, but we could still travel south to the Cape Baily lighthouse and Potter Point via (mostly) well marked tracks through coastal heathland and across sandstone platforms. Some of the views of the coastal cliffs were just spectacular, as were the displays of flannel flowers. The story of the shacks on the Tabbigai cliffs (occupied from 1920s to 1969) was also great - something I'd been completely unaware of. If time is short don't worry about trekking on to the Cape Baily lighthouse and Potter Point. Both are uninspiring.‬

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Flanaganz
אזור אוקלנד, ניו זילנד‪355 contributions‬
אפר׳ 2022
‪A fascinating part of Australia and its European history. The walks all around this park take in views and provide a refuge from the city and yet you are almost part of it. The park has Botany Bay on one side and the Tasman Sea on the other.

You will also see large ships coming into the bay and aircraft on approach or taking off from Sydney Airport. The monuments and sculptures are educational and well displayed.

There were numerous families set up for picnics for the day around the park overlooking the sea. It costs around $8 to enter the park and there is a guard hut where they take your money or you can pay at a parking machine at various points within the park.‬
‪Written 18 במאי 2022‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

JElliot32
ניו סאות' ויילס, אוסטרליה‪3,264 contributions‬
נוב׳ 2021
‪Visited during the week in early November when not many visitors and the Flannel flowers were spectacular. This park has something for everyone, starting with excellent picnicking areas on beautifully shaded lawns (under towering pines), along with BBQs and toilet facilities. Also in this more historic part of the park, there are several monuments commemorating the arrival at this spot of Captain Cook in 1770 (although the account of the first encounter with the local indigenous people did not reflect well on Cook and his crew). It is good to see there is now more space given to commemoration of the lives of the indigenous peoples which include some wonderful sculptures along the Botany Bay waterfront. Getting away from the more manicured part of the park, there is also some good bushwalking to be had, though some is along the road or through burnt-out scrubland and there is rarely any shelter from the midday sun. Cape Solander LO was closed for refurbishment when we visited, but we could still travel south to the Cape Baily lighthouse and Potter Point via (mostly) well marked tracks through coastal heathland and across sandstone platforms. Some of the views of the coastal cliffs were just spectacular, as were the displays of flannel flowers. The story of the shacks on the Tabbigai cliffs (occupied from 1920s to 1969) was also great - something I'd been completely unaware of. If time is short don't worry about trekking on to the Cape Baily lighthouse and Potter Point. Both are uninspiring.‬
‪Written 12 בנובמבר 2021‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

Skeney57
סידני, אוסטרליה‪21,321 contributions‬
ספט׳ 2021
‪Even on an ordinary day a visit to KBBNP is well worth it. Haven't been for a while but jumped at the chance to get out during this unending lockdown and maybe spot some whales. Sadly , there was none on show on our visit but there is more then just viewing whales available. Their are bush walks along the coastline, picnic areas, a good visitors centre (when open after covid), sculptures of historical significance, monuments to Cooks landing & other first visitors plus information on Aboriginal occupation of the area & reflections on the first meeting of the cultures. If you visit Kurnell also try to visit the northern section of the NP across Botany Bay at La Perouse for great beaches, historical fort & bush walks.‬
‪Written 26 בספטמבר 2021‬
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Sandy T
‪Toongabbie‬, אוסטרליה‪111 contributions‬
פבר׳ 2021
‪Stunning coastal views - cliffs and ledges. Plenty of places to walk to. Information about Aboriginal significance of the area and Cook's landing spot‬
‪Written 19 בפברואר 2021‬
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Anita T
‪Forster‬, אוסטרליה‪11,670 contributions‬
חברים • דצמ׳ 2020
‪It was our first visit to Sydney in 2020 and our friends took us to see the new installation of sculptures along the shore.
The bronze sculpture of the Humpback Whale with her calf is just stunning and I love the way it is positioned on the sandstone rock platform.
The Aboriginal Canoes are also fabulous but I do worry how long they will last as when we were there one was already filled with sand.
The other sculpture are bronze engraved rubs symbolic of an olden day ship.
These sculptures were installed for the 250 year anniversary of Captain Cooks landing. It is a wonderful addition to the beautiful park.
On our return to the car park we walked up through the Aboriginal garden. Unfortunately, the sound system was not working but the short walk is lovely.‬
‪Written 14 בדצמבר 2020‬
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Tamsin H
סידני, אוסטרליה‪390 contributions‬
יולי 2020
‪A fantastic place to go bush walking, look for whales and visit Captain Cook's landing place. It has an excellent visitor's centre - very informative.‬
‪Written 4 ביולי 2020‬
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Razia
סידני, אוסטרליה‪70 contributions‬
לבד • יוני 2020
‪Having lived in the Shire for ages my go-to park has always been the Royal National Park but I decided to check out Cape Solander to see if I could spot some humpback whales...and was I in for a surprise! As soon as I stepped out of the car, I could see the whales frolicking around and unfortunately came unprepared: no binoculars or my dslr :( But I have uploaded my blurry mobile pic.

It's a stunning park with unbeatable views and has been maintained beautifully. The walking track is super easy and you can easily spend a day just walking, sitting on the sandstone cliffs and watching the spectacular ocean views which is exactly what I did. Very centrally located considering the quietness and stunning nature of the place.‬
‪Written 21 ביוני 2020‬
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captainslow2014
‪Martlesham Heath‬, UK‪138 contributions‬
פבר׳ 2020
‪It feels a little strange to stand where Captain Cook first landed in Australia. Also to be where the first interaction occurred between the Europeans and the Aboriginies. The visitor centre is very interesting. The walks are well defined - we chose to do the coast to Brighton which was very easy and enjoyable. We were there midweek and had the place to ourselves.‬
‪Written 16 במרץ 2020‬
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kerry c
Sydney, Australia‪295 contributions‬
ינו׳ 2020
‪I'd never been to Captain Cooks landing spot and this is interesting(go at low tide to wade out to the actual first footstep on land).Lots of other historical points plus the (short)walks from the visitor centre are great.The long walk along the coast would be bad on a hot day plus not very varying.I parked on the road and walked up(not far).Plus there are beaches for paddling and watching the planes(from afar)‬
‪Written 26 בינואר 2020‬
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nick164
סידני, אוסטרליה‪2,266 contributions‬
אוק׳ 2019
‪I've visited most of Sydney's national parks, and enjoyed its various coastal walks, but found the Kurnell side of Kamay Botany Bay NP a disappointment. I'd recommend the tracks on the La Perouse side instead (such as Henry Head & Cape Banks walking tracks, separately listed on Trip Advisor, which I've separately reviewed).

As for the Kurnell side of the park, I started at Captain Cook's Landing Point, took the Yena Track to the Cape Solander Lookout (enjoyable albeit not the same remoteness as many other walks in the Sydney area, given there's a car park right next to it), then the Cape Baily Clifftop Track to Cape Bailey Lighthouse. The view from the lighthouse was underwhelming, both the path up to it and the view from it is very overgrown. Continuing on to Potter Point, it is not at all picturesque (and also resembled a Hitchcock film, given the number of crows around).

Note - the park boundary is near Potter Point and its obvious the local council and the NPSW haven't worked together. The onward path to Cronulla along the beach is overgrown/non-existant in sections, and lacking in signage. Whilst the walk along the beach back to Cronulla was enjoyable, it was long.‬
‪Written 28 באוקטובר 2019‬
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