Getting There
  • Location & Address
  • Map
  • Opening Hours & Contact
  • Parking & Entry Fees
Activities
  • Whale Watching
  • Trail Walk / Hike
Amenities
  • Food
  • Toilets
  • Rubbish Bins
Nearby Attractions
  • Yena Gap
  • Point Long Nose

Getting to Cape Solander

Location and Address

Cape Solander is located within the Kamay Botany Bay National Park on Solander Drive, Kurnell. There is a medium size viewing platform next to a small car park.

Map

Google Maps link – Cape Solander
National Parks Website – Printable PDF map
Visitors Centre – There are paper maps at the visitors centre (for free!)

Opening Hours and Contact Info

Kurnell National Park Opening Hours:
August – May: 7:00am – 7:30pm
June – July: 7:00am – 5:30pm

Visitor Centre Opening Hours:
10am – 3:45 Monday to Friday, and 9:30am – 4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Phone 02 9668 2000

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Parking and Entry Fees

There is a carpark at Cape Solander next to the viewing platform. It is smallish but there is usually space there. Otherwise you can park near Yena Gap and walk a few hundred metres uphill.

Parking anywhere in the national park incurs a $7 fee per day. You can purchase a ticket at the visitors centre or at the ticket machines at the entrance to the park and at Commemoration Flat.

Activities

Whale Watching

Spring and Winter are the best times for whale watching off Sydney’s east coast. Cape Solander’s high altitude and wide panorama means your more likely to see migrating whale pods here than elsewhere.
High winds mean stay on the viewing platform or behind the barrier if you don’t want to end up in the drink.

Humpback whales migrate south between September and November to their feeding grounds in the Antarctic. They return north between May and July for mating off the north Australian coast.

You might also see dolphins and southern right whales as well.

Cape Bailey Track

The Cape Bailey Track, which winds around the headland for several kilometres past the Cape Bailey Lighthouse towards Cronulla, starts at Cape Solander.

Amenities

Food

The nearest place to buy food or drinks is the kiosk / cafe at the visitors centre. There is also a take away shop outside the national park on the corner of Captain Cook Drive.

Toilets

There are toilets back towards the park entrance at Commemoration Flat and the visitor centre.

Rubbish Bins

There are no rubbish bins at the Cape. Take your trash to Commemoration Flat or to the visitor centre where there are bins.

Nearby Attractions

Yena Gap

A popular spot for advanced divers keen to see port jackson sharks and also fishermen. There is also a picnic spot here (Read more).

Point Long Nose

Several kilometres walk down the exposed Cape Bailey Track, Point Long Nose is another good place to see whales.