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Things to do in Kurnell

Scuba Diving
Kurnell boasts some of Sydney’s top SCUBA diving spots.  In the waters fringing Kamay Botany Bay National Park shore-based, boat and wreck diving allows divers to see an abundance of marine life and even come nose to nose with a weedy sea dragon.  Inscription Point, where a plaque to commemorate Cook’s landing is affixed to the rock face, is a favourite for Scuba diving and rock fishing.  

 

Surfing
For seasoned surfers only check out Voodoo Point east of Bate Bay.  It's one of the best left hand barrels in the world. 

 

Beachside

Kurnell’s beautiful Silver beach is ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing or a leisurely walk, all with the backdrop of the Sydney city skyline. You might be lucky enough to make a rare sighting of a juvenile Antarctic Fur Seal napping on the beach.

 

Whale Watching, Scuba Diving and Picnics

There is a fantastic purpose built whale watching platform where you can watch these awesome creatures as they pass on their annual migration. The diverse waters of the park offer a wide range of aquatic activities - from scuba diving and snorkelling to swimming, surfing or rock fishing. Short trails for cycling, open playing fields and secluded picnic areas complete this nature lovers wonderland.

 

Kurnell boasts some of Sydney’s top SCUBA diving spots. In the waters fringing Kamay Botany Bay National Park shore-based, boat and wreck diving allows divers to see an abundance of marine life and even come nose to nose with a weedy sea dragon.  Inscription Point, where a plaque to commemorate Cook’s landing is affixed to the rock face, is a favourite for Scuba diving and rock fishing.  

 

Cafes

The Silver Beach Café is a must for visitors to Kurnell, serving great coffee and a range of tasty meals with great views over Botany Bay.

 

Outside the Park

Wander down to Bonna Point and gaze across to still waters and soft grasses of Quibray & Weeney Bays, part of the unique and internationally important Towra Point Nature Reserve wetlands.  The largest remaining wetland in Sydney, it is home to the endangered Green and Golden bell frog and is a nesting ground for wading and shore birds flying from Japan, China and Russia.  The reserve also contains remnants of freshwater lagoons that provided valuable drinking water for aboriginals and the crew of the Endeavour.  Aboriginals who inhabited this area were known as 'the water people. (A permit is required for public access to the wetlands of Towra Point Nature Reserve.)

Take an easy walk to the village where a freshwater wetlands boardwalk skirts the playing field at Marton Park. (Marton Park is named after Cook’s birthplace of Marton in England. Kurnell's street names remind us of earlier European Pacific explorers who didn't find the 'unknown' east coast of Australia.  - Dampier, Torres, Balboa and Tasman.

Fishing is popular so just ask one of the locals for a good spot on the beach.

 

But wait there’s more!

On Captain Cook Drive Sharks International Leagues Club, home of the local Sharks rugby league team, offers a world of more modern entertainment with bars, nightclubs, coffee shops and gaming areas.

Large coastal sand dunes are also a feature of the peninsula and a favourite location for movie makers.  Feature films Mad Max:Beyond ThunderdomePhar Lap, and Forty Thousand Horsemen:The Fighting Anzacs were filmed there.   The popular local TV series White Collar Blue, was filmed largely in the Shire, also used the dunes as a location.

If that isn’t enough, the peninsula also offers a haven for four wheel drive enthusiasts, who can test their skills and their vehicles on the sands around Boat Harbour. Some of the Boat Harbour ‘shacks’ that were built by the unemployed during the economic depression of the 1930s still survive.

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