Cape Solander, within Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell, is a spectacular site and receives over 300,000 local, domestic and international visitors each year. It provides a great spot to look for whales from May to July each year, and is also the starting point for the popular Cape Baily Track.
Cape Solander is an exposed location subject to substantial wind and salt spray, with resulting deterioration of key infrastructure, including the existing whale watch platform and metal traffic safety barriers.
What are we doing?
The project will improve visitor access and safety by constructing a new whale watching platform with larger viewing areas, better pedestrian access and new interpretation. We will also improve the parking areas and safety barriers and provide a new footpath from the parking area to the whale watching platform.
The proposal will complement and promote the scenic values of the national park and is consistent with the National Heritage listing of the site.