The whale migration path through Cape Solander at Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell has passed making way for the arrival of spring with a spectacular display of wildflowers and wafts of exotic sweet fragrances in the air.
A sea of vibrant yellow and violet wildflowers are in full bloom sprawled on the grounds of the burnt coastal heathland, remnants from the deliberately lit bushfire in 2017. Set amongst the dramatic elevated sandstone cliffs and deep blue ocean is nothing but breathtaking, this is the splendour of the NSW coastal landscape.
Hopefully, the wildflower blooms will last for the full month of September. So escape the daily grind, be quick and pack your picnic basket, thermos, warm jackets this weekend and visit Cape Solander with the family.
Kamay Botany Bay has National Heritage Listing for Botanical Collection Sites covering the whole Kurnell Peninsula, La Perouse Headland and Towra Point Nature Reserve.
The first landing of the Endeavour in 1770 at Kurnell with Captain James Cook was Botanist Sir Joseph Banks and naturalist Dr. Daniel Solander. A variety of Australian plant species including seeds, shells and insects were collected and brought back to England for further research and studies.
This became one of the world's greatest botanical collections and of the 132 plant species collected, 114 can still be found in the Kamay Botany Bay area.
Learn more about the Aboriginal heritage of the Cadigal people of the Darug group and Captain Cook's landing in 1770 at the Kurnell Visitor Centre, which also features an art gallery, theatrette, historical exhibition, shop and café.