Kurnell Visitor Centre
Wheelchair access: easy
This area is fully wheelchair accessible and a wheelchair accessible toilet is available.
Kurnell Visitor Centre features an art gallery, theatrette, historical exhibition, shop and café.
Be sure to pay a visit to the centre on your visit to Kamay Botany Bay National Park. You can enjoy a coffee before discovering more about the significance of the area. Be sure to view the film Kamay Botany Bay before you leave the visitor centre.
Learn about the European arrival through the centre’s interactive displays. See how the area’s Aboriginal inhabitants lived at the time of Captain Cook’s landing in 1770 and find out more about Aboriginal people in the area.
Formerly known as The Discovery Centre, Kurnell Visitor Centre also houses the Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre which offers excellent educational programs for students and teachers alike. Have a look at the welcome wall before heading to the picnic area or taking the Burrawang walk.
Activities: exploring cultural heritage, school/university excursions
shown on Kurnell map
Getting there: On entering Kamay Botany Bay National Park:
- head to the Kurnell area of the park.
- The visitor centre will be on the left a short way after entering the park
Road access: Sealed road - 2WD vehicles.
Opening hours: 9.30am - 4pm (Monday - Friday) and 9.30am - 4.30pm (Saturday - Sunday)
Facilities: education centre, flush toilets, carpark, trackhead/access point
Phone: 02 9668 2000
Fax: 02 9668 2050
Street address: Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell NSW
Postal address: PO Box 375, Kurnell NSW 2231
Opening hours: 9.30am to 4pm (Mon – Fri) and 9.30am – 4.30pm (Sat and Sun)
La Perouse Museum
Wheelchair access: hard
Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty
- The downstairs section of the museum is wheelchair accessible, but there are steps involved so you'll need some assistance.
- The upstairs section is inaccessible due to a narrow stairway.
La Perouse Museum is located on Kamay Botany Bay National Park’s northern headland. The museum is housed within the historic Cable Station building, once Australia’s only link to the rest of the world. The La Perouse Monument is located nearby.
Almost 2,000 items across several rooms of exhibits document the 1787–1788 expedition of French explorer the Comte de Lapérouse. Items include the complete Atlas of the Voyage of La Perouse.
Lapérouse arrived in Botany Bay a week after the First Fleet. His expedition was last seen in what is now national parkland before mysteriously vanishing.
The fascinating exhibits in La Perouse Museum also tell stories of the local area, including Aboriginal stories.
For information or to book a guided tour, contact Cadmans Cottage.
Activities: school/university excursions, exploring cultural heritage
shown on La Perouse map
Getting there: La Perouse Museum is located in the Cable Station building on the headland in the northern precinct of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. To get there, follow Anzac Parade to the La Perouse end of the road.
On weekends, public transport to La Perouse is recommended, as it can be a busy place. Regular bus services operate to La Perouse from Circular Quay. Please visit the public transport info website for more information.
Opening hours: La Perouse Museum is open to the public on Sundays only.
Facilities: flush toilets
Phone: 02 9311 3379
Street address: Botany Bay National Park (North), Cable Station, Anzac Parade, La Perouse NSW 2036
Postal address: PO Box 461, Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Opening hours: Sundays only 10:00am-4:00pm. During school holidays the museums is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm (Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday).
Events, activities and alerts at this location
La Perouse Museum
- Human Society and its Environment - Stages 2 & 3
- History and Geography - Stage 5
On 26 January 1788, the French explorer Laperouse arrived in Botany Bay, six days after the First Fleet. It was to be the last port of call before the expedition vanished forever. Housed in the historic Cable Station building, many relics and artefacts retell this fascinating tale.
Park: Laperouse Museum (Botany Bay National Park)
Meeting place: La Perouse Museum
Cost: $5.50 per student, teachers free of charge
Bookings: bookings are essential
More info: Sydney Harbour, Phone: 02 9253 0888
|dates arranged on booking; 1.5 hours duration|