Captain Cook’s Landing Place

Captain Cooks Landing PlaceThis is the place where Lieutenant (later Captain) Cook landed in 1770, at the point now known as Inscription Point in Botany Bay. He and his crew spent eight days here, and his time here would eventually lead to the First Fleet and the establishment of the colony. It is part of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, which is a large park on the foreshores of Botany Bay. There are large open areas, places for swimming and snorkelling, walking tracks and also vantage points for whale watching.

How to get there:

Car: Drive south of Sydney towards Cronulla and Miranda. Just after the bridge at Taren Point turn left to Kurnell. You will then be treated to a drive through the heavily industrialised area that is Kurnell. Parking is available in the National Park, or you can park outside the National Park on the corner of Captain Cook Drive and Polo St and walk in.

Bus: From Cronulla Railway Station, take the 987 bus to Kurnell.

About David Rutter

Dave grew up on a small acreage on the outskirts of Sydney, within a stone's throw of the bush. Having spent a large part of his childhood exploring the bush behind the family home, much of his adult life has been spent exploring the world - he has lived in Sweden, traveled much of Europe, travelled in the Pacific and South America, and more recently in Asia. The Australian bush is however, the place where he feels he truly belongs.
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