Captain cook drive runs the length of the suburb directly into the park. You can start your experience with the art gallery, a theatre, historical exhibition, and of course a cafe and shop. The walk down from boundary rd is the shortest and easiest way to see whale rock. Find out the best places for whale sightings in nsw and information on whale. Cape solander is located in the national park at kurnell.
The kurnell peninsula is well known for its significant early history and is fast becoming known as a great location for whale watching during the winter months, as well as scuba diving, fishing and surfing. Free download maps and tracknotes for the whale rock walk. Record whale numbers move north wild about whales nsw. The dead whale floating in cook inlet has washed ashore at. Cape solander, located in the kurnell section of kamay botany bay national park is an unbeatable lookout during whale watching season. Kamay botany bay national park is a protected national park that. Island packers, the official concessionaire to the channel islands national park, offers both landing and nonlanding trips to all five islands.
Nonlanding trips include whale watching into the waters of the santa barbara channel and the channel islands national marine sanctuary to view the larger of. In the episode, stan joins an antiwhaling crew in order to save dolphins and whales from japanese whalers. Discover its rich aboriginal culture, explore captain cooks landing place, spot native plants on a bushwalk or whales at cape solander. This national park, one of only two national marine parks in the country, consists of 270 protected land acres 110 hectares and,200 acres 5,375 hectares of. Surfacing above upheaval dome, whale rock is a unique natural feature on the western end of a magnificent mesa in canyonlands national park known as the island in the sky. Australia kurnell, birthplace of the modern australian. Costa ricas famous whale tail is located in the small town of uvita, about an hour south of manuel antonio and is part of parque nacional marino ballena the national marine whale park. Kurnell village news april 3 a few nights ago the australian national maritime museum did a live presentation titled cook man or myth, which gave some interesting perspectives on some of our local history, in the form of a civil discussion. The dead humpback whale that had been floating near the port of anchorage last week has washed ashore at kincaid park, drawing groups of onlookers monday and prompting federal officials to warn. Minister for the environment, sussan ley today announced that artists julie squires and theresa ardlers works wiyanga and gurung the whales and the nuwicanoes have been chosen along with alison page with nik lachacjzaks eyes of the land and.
The 8th overall episode, it originally aired on comedy central in the united states on november 30, 2005. This playground and water park will save any parents sanity on a hot summer afternoon with its whale park and wading pool. Kurnell area is at the southern headland of kamay botany bay national park, near cronulla. Solander drive is the main road through the park and provides access to most of the attractions. Subscribe to naturescapes for the latest news from nsw national parks and wildlife service.
Just 25km south of the cbd and only 20 minutes from sydney airport, the shire as the area is affectionately known, delivers all the best sydney has to offer. The diverse waters of the park offer a wide range of aquatic activities from scuba diving and snorkelling to swimming, surfing or rock fishing. Cape solander is popular amongst whale watchers during the migration season. Just 25km south of the cbd and only 20 minutes from sydney airport, the shire as the area is affectionately known, delivers. It has a bowl area featuring a large vertical transition, a street zone with stair sets and a snake run area that pays homage to the early days of skateboarding. The waters surrounding channel islands national park are. Kamay botany bay national park in kurnell new south. Until the mid20th century, when it was made into a national park, it was a popular holiday spot for aborigines, who would fish and gather the oysters that are clearly here in abundance. Walk the burrawang track, whale watch from cape solander, picnic at commemoration flat or go diving at bare island. Follow the wide, sandy trail to the eastern edge of whale rock. No matter when i have gone there, there are people there, tourists, locals, bush walkers.
The humpback whale is known for their long migration journeys each winter, putting on a magnificent display of breaching, tail slapping and spy hopping as they make their way to warmer waters. Kamay botany bay national park rockdale, new south wales. Kurnell is part of southern sydney and is located 22 kilometres south of the sydney cbd. Eagleeyed whale watchers have counted a record number of whales migrating north along the nsw coast this year. High up on sandstone cliffs, cape solander of kamay botany bay national park in kumell is one of sydneys best whale watching spots to view humpbacks and other whales as they travel along the coastline.
It is a wetland of international importance, with approximately 200 bird species having been recorded. Killer whale museum eden 2020 all you need to know. From barrenjoey at the northernmost tip of sydney, all the way down the coast to royal national park, we show you the six best, most easily accessible, and the most dramatic places to watch whales in sydney. Please note that the kurnell precinct of kamay botany bay national park is open at 7am and gates are locked and the park is closed after 7. Kurnell is approximately a 10 minute drive from the well known cronulla beach. With facilities like a playground, accessible toilets, shelter, nearby cafes, bike racks, parking and bike paths, wynnum kids water. Volunteers at cape solander in kamay botany bay national park counted an impressive 4,8 whales heading up the cost for warmer waters. Trial bay gaol campground is right by the beach and perfect for a family camping holiday. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12. Boat harbour aquatic reserve includes the southern part of the kurnell peninsula, incorporating the whole of merries reef and extending east to three green water board vents at potter point. Response teams are caring for a live gray whale stranded in the kalaloch area of the olympic national park. The walk takes about 15 mins 516 m return, and heads though the delightful lane cove national park.
Wild about whales is a celebration of whales along the nsw coastline. Discover significant heritage sites and whale watching at cape solander. Last year we visited cape solander in july and the whale migration study board at the front of the viewing platform recorded 25 humpback whales, lots and lots of dolphins seen today and 938 whales, 3 southern rights whales and 25 minke whales seen this season to date. Cape solander kurnell 2020 all you need to know before you. Kurnell is a suburb in southern sydney, at about 22km14mi in the south of sydneys cbd central business district. From the trailhead you can see the rock, which does somewhat resemble a beached whale. Experience the rugged terrain of canyonlands national park with 4wheel drive transportation on a halfday tour from moab. Sunrise whale watching at cape solander, kamay botany bay national park. Nsw whale watching wild about whales nsw national parks. Cape solander in kamay botany bay national park sydney. Whale watching at cape solander sydney weekendnotes.
Southeast queensland is one of the best places to view these amazing creatures, with up to 33,000 whales expected to journey past moreton island this. Panorama views from selected locations throughout the tropical coastal canadian owned community of mirador san jose, ecuador. Cronulla and woolooware are the only adjacent suburbs. The site was redeveloped into a 240unit condominium complex. Volunteers and scientists freed a young gray whale this weekend that had washed up on the shores of olympic national park. Baily lighthouse is a great spot to sit and enjoy the views. The eastern side of the peninsula is part of botany bay national park, and towra point nature reserve is. Kamay botany bay national park, rockdale, new south wales. Plenty of beautiful scenery and whales far out to sea not close enough for.
Download our free app to find the top whale watching spots in nsw and submit your sighting. Greenhills skate park kurnell greenhills skate park offers a skateable area of approximately 1600m2. Kurnell visitor centre is a great place to start your. An exciting prospect awaits the shrewd investor or home buyer to acquire this exceptional family residence boasting a glorious north facing rear yard and located in the beachside suburb of kurnell.
Botany bay national park has its own coastal bushwalk which follows the coastline from the cliff tops near kurnell. Bring your caravan, motorhome or tent for a weekend of swimming, fishing and fun. Please refer to island transportation for contact information. The installations will be erected at what is now kamay botany bay national park, kurnell ahead of 29 april anniversary this year. Kurnell is a suburb in sydney, in the state of new south wales, australia. The 24foot whale was released after responders from the national ocean. The whale watching season in sydney runs from late may to early november.
Visit kurnell, the southern area of sydneys kamay botany bay national park near. The trailhead is located near the end of the upheaval dome road, in the island in the sky district of canyonlands national park. Two storeys, and currently occupied as separate dwellings, this delightful home provides the potential to lease out each level individually or convert to one grand. Whalom park was an amusement park located on lake whalom in lunenburg, massachusetts, that operated from 1893 to 2000.
Kurnell village news 3 april a few nights ago the australian national maritime museum did a live presentation titled cook man or myth, which gave some interesting perspectives on some of our local history, in the form of a civil discussion. If youre driving into the kurnell area of kamay botany bay national park please note that gates are open. Learn about the fascinating whale research underway in glacier bay national park. The free nsw national parks app lets you download maps and explore parks. The park has coinoperated pay and display machines please bring correct coins. Whale watching wild about whales nsw national parks. The coast line is a popular whale watching spot during the spring and this area provides great views along the coast and out to sea. Your guide expertly drives the switchback on white rim road to places where you can view steep canyon walls and the remains of ancient pueblo civilizations.
Sculptures to commemorate the meeting of two cultures at. It covers approximately 456 hectares of the northern and southern headlands of the entrance to botany bay, including kilometres of spectacular coastline. Get wild about whales at cape solander kurnell sydney. View all hotels near killer whale museum on tripadvisor. Two popular theories explain how the bizarre domecrater called upheaval dome came to be, but neither mentions how a whale of a rock ended up stretched across the mesa nearby. Whale watching spot cape solander, kurnell traveller. Additionally it adjoins towra point nature reserve, which is an area of great cultural and natural heritage significance. The 192nd overall episode of the series, it aired on comedy central in the united states on october 28, 2009. Kamay botany bay national park is an incredible place for the whole family to get out into nature and enjoy the wildlife and incredible views first stop the visitor centre. Volunteers save young gray whale stranded in olympic. Kurnell, botany bay national park you have the coastal walk in the royal national park. Join middle school students in a question and answer session with park whale biologist, janet neilson.
Island packers, one of the park concessionaires, offers whale watching during the year. A man has died after falling off a cliff in kurnell. Kurnell national park occupies the wide swath of land between botany bay and bate bay at the eastern end of the sutherland shire. The park also has credit card accepting payment facilities. Walk onto solander drive and enter the national park. The annual whale migration starts in may and ends around the end of july.
Boat harbour aquatic reserve department of primary. Go whale watching or explore some of nsws most significant heritage sitesand see why kurnell peninsula headland was included in the national heritage list in 2004. Following the cliff line of kurnell, looking out onto the south pacific ocean, this is one of the most secluded walks in botany bay national park. Whale rock canyonlands national park 2020 all you need. The seaward boundary is 100 m from the mean low water mark. In the episode, kyle, stan, cartman and kenny go to an amusement park and a killer whale, which is being kept in a giant tank there.
Enjoy snorkeling in inscription point, kurnell, new south wales, australia. From the city follow the signs to cronulla and then kurnell. Nsw national parks and wildlife service has closed all camping and campgrounds, visitor centres, highvisitation areas, and historic sites from 26 march 2020, in response to the. The southern headland of kamay botany bay national park is in the sutherland shire suburb of kurnell. Kurnell is without a doubt the most significant historic site to modern australia. Nsw whale watching season wild about whales nsw national. He may have been whale watching at the time, police say. Cape solander in kurnells kamay botany bay national park is a great whale watching spot with panoramic ocean views from high sandstone. Snorkeling inscription point kurnell new south wales australia. Weve selected the six best whale watching places in sydney. Cape solander dr kamay botany bay national park, kurnell, new south wales.
Whale whores is the eleventh episode of the thirteenth season of the american animated television series south park. Landing trips provide the perfect setting for island hiking, camping, and kayaking. Take captain cook drive from the boulevarde and taren point road. This video is part of our middle school scientists curriculum. Kurnell national park kamay botany bay national park.254 1149 1289 419 351 1118 107 344 1445 1382 34 493 757 1503 210 297 165 45 1160 457 1055 491 285 57 779 244 53 237 1168 775 875 292 74