1 hr 30 mins

1.9 km Return

37 m

Hard track
This walk combines fine coastal views with two points of historical interest. From the start of this walk, the sidetrip to the coastal cemetery is short and gives a glimpse into lives of past generations. The World War II bunker is worth having a look around as you pass directly by it. Spend some time exploring the exposed headland that is Cape Banks. Look for old historical structures and the shipwreck of the SS Minmi on the western side of Cape Banks. If you’re lucky, you could even see migrating whales on this classic Sydney coastal walk.

Maps for the Cape Banks 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 Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cape Banks 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 1.9 km
Time 1 hr 30 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 No experience required (1/6)
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 380m has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 110m has short steep hills and the remaining 95m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 970m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 500m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 470m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 970m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 970m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 580m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 390m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Cape Banks Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

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

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Cape Banks Walk walk starts and ends at the Int of Pistol Club Rd AND Coastal Cemetery Management Trail (gps: -33.990813, 151.24856)
Your transport options to Int of Pistol Club Rd AND Coastal Cemetery Management Trail are by;
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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/cbw

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 🙂