Better Cape Baily track boasts beautiful views

The 4-kilometre Cape Baily track in Sydney’s Kamay Botany Bay National Park has been upgraded, taking visitors along cliff top elevated boardwalks providing exceptional coastal views.

Cape Baily track upgrade, Kamay Botany National Park. Metal, slightly raised track with shallow stairs following the coastline.

Robert Newton, Acting Director with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) said the track upgrades are complete just in time for visitors wanting to catch a glimpse of the tail end of the annual whale migration.

'Starting at the spectacular Cape Solander whale watching platform, the Cape Baily Track hugs the coastline and gives walkers expansive, uninterrupted views over the Pacific Ocean,' Mr Newton said.

'More than 520 metres of elevated boardwalk has been installed and forms part of the popular track that now provides a safer and more suitable walking experience for people of all ages.

'The track is not only much smoother and more even, it also takes people up off wet and boggy areas making for a much more pleasant experience.

'Greeting walkers near the southern end of the track is the Cape Baily Light, that opened in 1950 and is still in use today.

'So if you’re in the park to see whales, awesome coastal scenery or wanting to walk up to a piece of Sydney’s maritime history, the upgraded Cape Baily Track is your go-to,' Mr Newton said.

The Cape Baily Track will eventually form part of the northern gateway for the Great Southern Walk, a 67-kilometre, multi-day walk from Sydney to the Illawarra.

The Great Southern Walk is expected to be fully completed in late 2024.

The upgraded Cape Baily Track is open now. For more information, visit NPWS Cape Baily Lighthouse.

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