Cape Banks Island walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

45 mins

1.5 km Return

47 m

Hard track
On this walk, you will explore Cape Banks island surrounded by the aquaitic reserve and a beautiful coast line of Kamay Botany Bay NP. Starting from the end of Cape Banks Rd, you pass a historic gun emplacement, then explore the grassy coastline down to the water and edge of NSW Golf Course. There is a foot bridge to give access to the island and a novel T for the golf course. The island has a series of faint rough tracks that allow you to explore the bald island and views.

Maps for the Cape Banks Island walk 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.
Botany Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91303S BOTANY BAY NSW-91303S
Bondi 1:25 000 Map Series 91302S BONDI NSW-91302S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Cape Banks Island walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cape Banks Island walk

Accessibility summary information for the Cape Banks Island walk

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 1.5 km
Time 45 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


390m of this walk is very steep and another 330m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (40m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 760m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 670m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 90m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 480m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 280m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 760m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 670m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 90m 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 Cape Banks Island walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Cape Banks Island walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Cape Banks Island walk walk starts and ends at the Southern End of Cape Banks Rd (gps: -33.993462, 151.24974)
Your main transport option to Southern End of Cape Banks Rd is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(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 🙂