Place: Cape Baily Coastal Walk
The Cape Baily Coastal Walk takes you from Kurnell to Cronulla.
The path lines the incredible sandstone cliffs – the ones you see when you fly into Sydney over the ocean.
The national park was recently affected by a large bush fire. That occurred last Father’s Day in September, and even at Easter in April, there was plenty of evidence of the fire’s intensity and extent.
The walk is a mix of formed paths, sandstone slabs and sand. The formed walkways, using a raised grate over sensitive areas, appear pretty random in places but this is due mainly to the fire’s damage. There’s also no signage at the moment thanks to the fire.
We went as far as Cape Baily light, a functioning lighthouse (only 9 metres tall) which was built in 1950. You can go further along the coast to Boat Harbour and even to Cronulla if you really want to get your shoes filled with sand.