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Cape Solander Lookout

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Published April 11th 2018
From breathtaking views to a gateway to spectacular walks
Nestled in one of the most spectacular National Parks in New South Wales, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Cape Solander, offers uninterrupted views and makes an unbeatable lookout during whale watching migration season.

You will discover unique rock cliff formations at the Lookout

Named after the Swedish botanist Daniel Solander who travelled aboard the Endeavour with fellow botanist Joseph Banks and James Cook to Australia in 1768, Cape Solander features a breathtaking lookout with a viewing platform offering the perfect vantage point along with information on whales that are seen in Sydney waters.

Fancy a picnic with uninterrupted views?

Cape Solander Lookout is also a gateway to many coastal walks through the National Park, as well as being a great spot to birdwatch or simply be lost in the tranquillity as you gaze at the clear horizon.

It feels like you are standing on top of the world at Cape Solander Lookout!

Some of the walking tracks that can be enjoyed from Cape Solander Lookout is the Cape Baily Track, which is one of the most popular walking tracks in the National Park. It is a 7km coastal trail winding its way through sand dunes along the coast to the Cape Baily Lighthouse.

Cape Solander offers breathtaking views...

Muru and Yena Tracks connect to the visitor centre and the Yena picnic area is north of Cape Solander. The two tracks run parallel and can be easily combined as a 3km circuit walk with start and finish at the Kurnell Visitor Centre.

The Viewing Platform offers useful information boards, including information on the majestic creatures of our ocean- whales.

The Viewing Platform makes the perfect vantage point for whale watching...

Whale watching can be enjoyed here in June and July. This is the best time to see humpback whales on the spectacular migration journey to warmer waters and if you are lucky, you do not need to look too far, as whales have been known to swim as close as 200 metres from the coast!

Cape Solander makes a great day out, with awe-inspiring views to wonderful walks...

With its sandstone cliff walls and panoramic ocean views, Cape Solander is a must visit in Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

There is plenty of parking near and around the Lookout. Do note the lookout can get a bit crowded on weekends and during whale watching season.

Cape Solander makes the perfect vantage viewing point during whale migration season...

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Why? Breathtaking views
When: All year round
Where: Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell
Cost: Free- National Park entry fees apply ($8 per vehicle/ per day)
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Looks a wonderful location. Thanks
by Seafarrwide (score: 3|1916) 1049 days ago
Thank you, Seafarrwide :)
by Gypsy Rose (score: 2|715) 1048 days ago
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