Botany Bay National Park
Botany Bay National Park extends over the two tongues of land enclosing the bay, protecting the coast from Little Bay to La Pérouse and the Kurnell peninsula. The old cable station was converted in 1987 into a museum commemorating the French discoverer La Pérouse, who was in Botany Bay at the same time as Captain Arthur Phillip and was shipwrecked on his homeward voyage.Within the national park are the beaches in Congwong Bay, Captain Cook's landing place at Kurnell (with picnic areas and a museum devoted to Cook's voyages) and the coastal fortifications of around 1880 (Henry Head, Bare Island). Botany Bay was given its name by Joseph Banks, the botanist who accompanied Cook on his voyage and found numerous new species of plants here.
Address: Laperouse Visitor Centre, Cable Station Building, Anzac Parade, La Perouse, NSW 2036, Australia
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Royal National Park
Sydney's Royal National Park is located to the South of Port Hacking. A scenic park with the Hacking River flowing through it, the Royal National Park offers walking trails, campsites, quaint picnic spots and viewpoints.
Sydney Harbour National Park
388ha.The Sydney Harbour National Park has been developed in stages since 1975. It takes in the promontories and islands round the entrance to the harbor, parts of North Head, South Head, Dobroyd Head, Grotto Point, Georges Head, Bradleys Head, Nielson Park and Rodd Island, opening up all these areas to the public. The 19th C fortifications and quarantine station can also be visited.
Address: Box N501, Grosvenor Place, NSW 1220, Australia
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