Cronulla To Kurnell
Place: Kamay Botany Bay National Park
The walk from Cronulla to Kurnell is pretty spectacular, offering views of the rugged cliffs, the pounding sea – and even whales for much of the year.
I started the walk at the carpark at Wanda Beach, then it’s about 45 minutes or so along the sand to the northern part of the beach.
Here you’ll find Boat Harbour, a sheltered private beach with crystal clear water. You could easily see the same kind of water in Queensland or Fiji – but it’s a stone’s throw from Kurnell’s industrial area and not far from the city (as the crow flies). And right below the flight path as planes come into land at Sydney Airport.
Then, it’s along the rugged clifftops in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, stopping to see the whales and seals in the water. There were two whales so close to the rocks I actually mistook them for rocks!
The walk through the National Park was longer than expected, courtesy of some improvements they’re making which have closed some tracks for the time being. So don’t attempt it after heavy rain!
Then, into Kurnell and a bus back to Wanda for the drive home. All up about 10km.