Banks-Solander Track

Download & Print Map and Notes

20 mins

960 m Circuit

16 m

Easy track
Enjoy a pleasant meander through a varied forest from the Botany Bay Visitors Centre. This walk takes you through a lovely and diverse forest, there are plenty of small signs to help you learn about the different types of plants on the walk including a large scribbly gum and a spectacular Cabbage palm grove. It is no wonder why Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander in 1770 got so excited when walking in the area collecting, what was for them, new plant species.

Maps for the Banks-Solander Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series 91294N PORT HACKING NSW-91294N
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Banks-Solander Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Banks-Solander Track

Accessibility summary information for the Banks-Solander Track

Parking: There are 1 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 3 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 230m apart, with a maximum gap of 320m.
Hazards: There are 0 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.

Accessibility Details

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 960 m
Time 20 mins

Grade 2/6

Easy track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 650m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 310m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 960m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 960m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 960m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 960m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 960m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Banks-Solander Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Banks-Solander Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Banks-Solander Track walk starts and ends at the Kamay Botany Bay Visitor Centre (gps: -34.00506, 151.22162)
Your transport options to Kamay Botany Bay Visitor Centre are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂