Burrawang Walk
Dharawal Country

20 min to 40 min

1.4 km
circuit

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Moderate track
Starting at Kurnell Visitor Centre this circuit walk will guide you past several areas' historic sites explained with interpretive signs, including the welcome wall, the freshwater stream, the meeting place, Banks’ Memorial, Ferry Shelter Shed and Captain Cook’s Landing Place. A large part of the walk is wheelchair-accessible. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharawal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-34.0053022,151.2217287)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Captain Cook Drive
  • Turn on to Cape Solander Drive then drive for 420 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 150 m
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Track Notes
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Start.
Find the Visitor Centre at the start.
Visitor Centre
Visitor Centre

This visitors' centre can be found on Cape Solander Drive, inside Kamay Botany Bay National Park. It provides great information about the area's history and environment, plus there is a souvenir shop, where some simple food and drink is also available. A Trailrider is also available for free hire for people with limited mobility. There is a male & female toilet block on the eastern side of the Visitor Centre. And a large parking area in front.
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This visitors' centre can be found on Cape Solander Drive, inside Kamay Botany Bay National Park. It provides great information about the area's history and environment, plus there is a souvenir shop, where some simple food and drink is also available. A Trailrider is also available for free hire for people with limited mobility. There is a male & female toilet block on the eastern side of the Visitor Centre. And a large parking area in front.

After another 9 m find the "Parking Accessible" (on your right).
Parking Accessible
Parking Accessible

There are about 60 car parking bays infrount of the visitors center. Two are marked mobiilty parking bays. The mobility parking area is ashphalt, 3.8m wide and 4.6m deep.
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There are about 60 car parking bays infrount of the visitors center. Two are marked mobiilty parking bays. The mobility parking area is ashphalt, 3.8m wide and 4.6m deep.

After another 40 m pass the "Visitor Centre" (on your left).
Turn left.
Then find the "Seat" (7 m on your right).
Seat
Seat

A series of four timber slat bench seat, 44cm high, 32cm deep and 1.8m wide with no arm or backrest. The seats are outside the visitors center.
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A series of four timber slat bench seat, 44cm high, 32cm deep and 1.8m wide with no arm or backrest. The seats are outside the visitors center.

After another 40 m turn right, to head along Monument Track.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Monument Track & Burrawang Walk) continue straight, to head along Monument Track.
After another 225 m find the "Solander Monument" (8 m on your left).
Solander Monument
Solander Monument

This monument was erected in memory of Daniel Carl Solander, who together with Cpt James Cook and Joseph Banks landed in Botany Bay in 1770.
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This monument was erected in memory of Daniel Carl Solander, who together with Cpt James Cook and Joseph Banks landed in Botany Bay in 1770.

After another 25 m turn left, to head along Monument Track.
After another 155 m find the "Seat" (5 m on your right).
Seat
Seat

A series of four timber slat bench seat, 46cm high, 45cm deep and 2.4m wide with no arm or backrest. The seats are on the timber bridge over small stream.
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A series of four timber slat bench seat, 46cm high, 45cm deep and 2.4m wide with no arm or backrest. The seats are on the timber bridge over small stream.

After another 90 m find the "Banks Monument" (10 m on your left).
Banks Monument
Banks Monument

In memory of Sir Joseph Banks (1743 - 1820) the famouse Brittish scientist who visited these shores with Cpt James Cook in 1770. This Memorial is the gift of Edward J.L. Hallstrom Esq, and was unveiled by the Governor General Mr W.J. McKell on the 6th of september 1947
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In memory of Sir Joseph Banks (1743 - 1820) the famouse Brittish scientist who visited these shores with Cpt James Cook in 1770. This Memorial is the gift of Edward J.L. Hallstrom Esq, and was unveiled by the Governor General Mr W.J. McKell on the 6th of september 1947

After another 100 m find the "Kamay Wharf" (30 m on your right).
Kamay Wharf
Kamay Wharf

Along the foreshore in Kamay Botany Bay National Park is this well-restored ferry wharf. Although not for use as a wharf today, it provides a wonderful fenced area to sit, enjoy the view and learn more about the meeting of cultures in view of where Captain Cook landed in 1770. Opposite the wharf is the historic Ferry Shelter shed c1910.
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Along the foreshore in Kamay Botany Bay National Park is this well-restored ferry wharf. Although not for use as a wharf today, it provides a wonderful fenced area to sit, enjoy the view and learn more about the meeting of cultures in view of where Captain Cook landed in 1770. Opposite the wharf is the historic Ferry Shelter shed c1910.

Continue straight, to head along Monument Track.
Then find the "Seat" (5 m on your left).
Seat
Seat

A timber slat bench seat, 46cm high, 45cm deep and 2.4m wide with no arm or backrest. The seat is inside a (3.4x8m) shelter with a 1.6m wide entrance, concrete floor. A 10m footpath leads to the shelter from the main path.
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A timber slat bench seat, 46cm high, 45cm deep and 2.4m wide with no arm or backrest. The seat is inside a (3.4x8m) shelter with a 1.6m wide entrance, concrete floor. A 10m footpath leads to the shelter from the main path.

After another 80 m find the "Cook Monument" (10 m on your left).
Cook Monument
Cook Monument

Cpt Cook landed in Botany Bay on the 28th of April in 1770. This monument was erected in 1870, and was unveiled by the honerable Thomas Holt, M.L.C, Victoria Regina, The Earl of Belmore, Governor.
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Cpt Cook landed in Botany Bay on the 28th of April in 1770. This monument was erected in 1870, and was unveiled by the honerable Thomas Holt, M.L.C, Victoria Regina, The Earl of Belmore, Governor.

After another 95 m find the "Picnic Table" (5 m on your right).
Picnic Table
Picnic Table

A timber slat picnic table and bench seat. The table is 77cm high, 90cm deep and 2.1m wide. The seats are 43cm high, 29cm deep and 2.1m wide (no backrest). With some shade from a tree.
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A timber slat picnic table and bench seat. The table is 77cm high, 90cm deep and 2.1m wide. The seats are 43cm high, 29cm deep and 2.1m wide (no backrest). With some shade from a tree.

At the intersection of Monument Track & Burrawang Walk turn left, to head along Burrawang Walk.
After another 200 m find the "Seat" (7 m on your left).
Seat
Seat

Two low timber bench seats. The seats are 30cm high, 28cm deep, 1.8m wide and have no arm or backrest.
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Two low timber bench seats. The seats are 30cm high, 28cm deep, 1.8m wide and have no arm or backrest.

After another 45 m find the "Seat" (on your left).
Seat
Seat

A low timber bench seat. The seat is 24cm high, 26cm deep, 2.4m wide and has no arm or backrest.
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A low timber bench seat. The seat is 24cm high, 26cm deep, 2.4m wide and has no arm or backrest.

After another 135 m find the "The Meeting Place" (5 m on your left).
The Meeting Place
The Meeting Place

This circular seating area provides an opportunity to reflect on the history of this land. A chance to consider the Aboriginal people, their connection to this land and that 'At this place in April 1770 Aboriginal people gathered as a converted British coal ship, the Endeavour, appeared on the horizon and continued into the bay. As the landing party approached, two Aboriginal men advanced to the beach to challenge the group of strangers as they prepared to come ashore.'
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This circular seating area provides an opportunity to reflect on the history of this land. A chance to consider the Aboriginal people, their connection to this land and that 'At this place in April 1770 Aboriginal people gathered as a converted British coal ship, the Endeavour, appeared on the horizon and continued into the bay. As the landing party approached, two Aboriginal men advanced to the beach to challenge the group of strangers as they prepared to come ashore.'

After another 35 m (at the intersection of Monument Track & Burrawang Walk) veer right, to head along Monument Track.
After another 65 m pass the "Visitor Centre" (30 m on your left).
Turn left.
After another 45 m turn right.
After another 35 m come to the end.
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Burrawang Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.4 km
Time 20 min to 40 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 65 m from the start.

Seat: There are 5 on route, on average they are 235 m apart with the largest gap of 510 m.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
65 mVisitor Centre
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