Inscription Point aka ‘The Steps’ is a popular diving and fishing spot along the north east coastline of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell.

Getting To Inscription Point

Where Is It?

Inscription Point is located between The Leap and Commemoration Flat on the north east headland of Kurnell in the Botany Bay National Park. It can be accessed from Solander Drive via a set of steps, or from the shoreline at Commemoration Flat by walking east along the rocks.


The nearest street address is Solander Drive, Kurnell, 2231

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

Parking and Entry Fees

Solander Drive – There is a parking bay at the Solander Drive entrance to The Steps. The bay fits about 20 cars and is rarely full. Worst case scenario you can park at The Leap parking area and walk down.

Commemoration Flat – There is parking at the park or at the Visitors Centre nearby.

Entry Fee – A $7 entry fee for parking within the national park applies. You can pay at the visitor centre. There are also two pay stations, one at the entrance to the park and the other at the Commemoration Flat carpark.


Google maps link: – Inscription Point / The Steps
National Parks map – Printable PDF Map


Diving – Scuba and Snorkelling

Suitable for beginners and up, the average depth is about 8 metres with a visibility ranging from 5 to 20 metres. Some of the aquatic life you might see include:

  • Weedy sea dragons
  • boxfish
  • nudibranch coral
  • giant jelly fish
  • stingrays
  • moray eels
  • hawksbill turtles

…and many more

Remember, this are is an intertidal protected area.

If you’re keen on a more challenging dive, Yena Gap has depths of up to 27 metres and many port jackson sharks in the winter. It’s a little further south on Solander drive.

For detailed diving guide, see Michael McFayden’s page on Inscription Point / The Stepsinscription point


There are many good fishing spots in the National Park. Make sure you always obey the rules and regulations. The Leap, not far from Inscription Point, is another good place to fish. You can expect to find:

  • ludericks
  • bream
  • blue groper

…and many other types.

Remember, the area around Inscription Point is an intertidal protected area, so obey the regulations (Department Of Primary Industries Website). If you’re lucky, you might see dolphins…

Dolphins at Inscription Point Kurnell Botany Bay


  • Food

    There is a kiosk at Commemoration Flat. Alternatively, there is a takeaway outside the national park on Captain Cook Drive.

  • Toilets

    There are public toilets and Rubbish bins inside the visitor centre and at Commemoration Flat, or just take your rubbish with you when you leave.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are rubbish bins at the carpark and visitor’s centre and Commemoration Flat. Dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully.

  • Are Dogs Allowed?

    Dogs and other pets are not permitted in Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

Nearby Attractions

the leap kurnell

The Leap | Kurnell

A good little fishing spot with dedicated parking not far from Inscription point. Diving is also an option.

yena gap

Yena Gap | Kurnell

Deep dive to see Sydney’s largest school of Port Jackson sharks. It’s also a popular spot for fishing.

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