Botany Bay Coastal Walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

4 hrs 15 mins

12.7 km One way

192 m

Hard track
This great coastal walk follows the coastline from the cliff tops near Kurnell, south to the Boat Harbour Aquatic Reserve, and around the coast to Cronulla station. Other great features of this walk are the many rock formations around the coast, the small sand dunes along the track, the hanging swamps and the Cape Bailey lighthouse. For a more relaxing finish you could stop off at the ocean pools in Cronulla before heading to the train station.

Maps for the Botany Bay Coastal 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.
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 Botany Bay Coastal Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Botany Bay Coastal 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 12.7 km
Time 4 hrs 15 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
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


9km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.8km has short steep hills. The remaining (1.3km) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2.3km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 1.3km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 700m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


Around 11km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

11km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 700m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (670m) requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 13km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Botany Bay Coastal Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Botany Bay Coastal Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Botany Bay Coastal Walk walk starts at the End of Polo Street (gps: -34.010521, 151.22277)
Your transport options to End of Polo Street are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Botany Bay Coastal Walk ends at the Cronulla Station (gps: -34.055884, 151.15141)
Your transport options to Cronulla Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
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 🙂