Botany Bay National Park
|Botany Bay National Park
New South Wales
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
The national park, naturally dark green, surrounds the northern and southern headlands of Botany Bay
|Nearest town or city||Kurnell|
|Established||23 November 1984|
|Area||4.56 km2 (1.8 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service|
|See also||Protected areas of
New South Wales
The Botany Bay National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Sydney metropolitan region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 456-hectare (1,130-acre) national park is situated approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south-east of the Sydney central business district, on the northern and southern headlands of Botany Bay. The northern headland is at La Perouse and the southern headland is at Kurnell.
A number of memorials, commemorating Australia's history are located at the entrance to the Kurnell Peninsula portion of the Botany Bay National Park. This area has a coast walk connecting the memorials, and is near the information centre and a museum.
The Kurnell Peninsula portion includes much of the eastern half of the promontory, adjacent to the Caltex Oil Refinery. The area is bordered by sandstone cliffs, eroded to a few metres above sea level in the north and higher in the south. The highest point is about 100 metres (330 ft) above sea level (amsl) and there are two mapped lookouts, Kurnell Lookout, and Houston Lookout. Hills of dry sclerophyll bushland include Botany Cone at 55 metres (180 ft) amsl, and Long Nose at 101 metres (331 ft) amsl. There are many small points and cliff formations and several walking tracks. The carpark and lookout at the end of the Yena Track is popular for whale watching in the migration season.
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- "Kamay Botany Bay National Park: Exploring cultural heritage in the park". Office of Environment & Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- "The Cape Bailey Light at the entrance to Botany Bay". Lighthouses of New South Wales. Lighthouses of Australia Inc.
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