Kamay Botany Bay on Google Street View

Kamay Botany Bay National Park is now at the world’s fingertips after Google added imagery of the park to Google Street View.

Ranger operating Google Trekker, Bare Island, Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Environment Minister Mark Speakman said National Parks and Wildlife Service and Google had mapped and photographed more than 10 kilometres of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, including the Kurnell southern side of the park and the La Perouse precinct on Botany Bay’s northern headland.

There is now imagery of 26 NSW national parks on Google Street View.

“The stunning images include Cape Solander, a prime viewing location during whale watching season, and Burrawang Walk, a place of profound cultural and historical significance as it’s the site of the first meeting place of Aboriginal and European culture,” Mr Speakman said.

“Visitors can now plan walking trips to Kamay Botany Bay National Park from the comfort of their home and hikers who are not physically able to get to certain sections of the park can now see its rich Aboriginal history and natural beauty on Google Street View.”

Google Street View opens up new ways to explore some NSW’s national parks delicate ecosystems.

It took two days to map and photograph Kamay Botany Bay National Park. The Google car, with a mounted street view camera, mapped the sections of the park accessible by road.

Google’s street view trekker backpack mapped paths only accessible on foot. The 18-kilogram backpack has 15 cameras, which takes photographs every 1.5 seconds.

Google then stitches together the images to create high-resolution 360-degree photographs for every step of the park. View images of Cape Solander and Burrawang Walk.

The imagery goes live today on Google Maps and will be available on the Google Street View Trekker in NSW national parks web page

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