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Botany Bay Coastal Walk

Sport and fitness, Walks Kurnell Free
Spectacular coastal view of prime whale watching location at Cape Solander, Kurnell, in Kamay Botany Bay National Park.
Photograph: Andy Richards/NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Time Out says

Set out on this ocean facing southerly route

Make a day of this mighty 12km track. Those without private wheels can jump on the 987 bus from Cronulla Station and start the trek from the Polo Street stop. You’ll be starting on the service trail as you head south-east around the Kamay Botany Bay National Park gates, but will gradually encounter sandy bush tracks and more defined coastal cliff paths with incredible views out towards the ocean. Some sections of this trail are unmarked and a little rugged, so bringing a map and some forward planning is wise. 

Once you pass the Cape Bailey Lighthouse and head down towards the Boat Harbour Aquatic Reserve, it’s a matter of keeping the ocean to your left and meandering along the sand. Aim for the distant buildings of Cronulla to complete the second, more cruisey leg of this journey that ends with you back in town, ready to down a beer.

Should I pack snacks? The fine eateries of Cronulla can certainly provide the post-hike edible goods, but if you like to munch carrot sticks at the halfway point, the lighthouse is a perfect snack pit-stop on this route that takes around 4.5 hours one way.

Details

Address: Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Kurnell
Sydney
2231
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