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My husband and I walked Kurnell to Cape Baily track yesterday passing through Cape Solander. A... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Michelle K
Sydney, Australia
Whale watching

Went to Cape Solander to see if I could spot some whales. Unfortunately didn’t see any today, but... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
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Cape Solander Dr | Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell, New South Wales 2231, Australia
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

My husband and I walked Kurnell to Cape Baily track yesterday passing through Cape Solander. A beautiful spot with picturesque views of the coastline. Very windy yesterday so was very cold but I could imagine it would be lovely in summer and a great spot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Went to Cape Solander to see if I could spot some whales. Unfortunately didn’t see any today, but ill definitely be back. Even without seeing any whales can still appreciate the spectacular views from up here and there is a walk I may go back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank emaleas2018
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The Whale watching season runs from May to November and this is a great spot to view & enjoy. But it is only a small part with good walking tracks to Cape Baily Lighthouse and on to Boat Harbour & Bate Bay. Parking is cheap...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Once you arrive at Kurnell, drive in to the national park. Ticket machines on entry for your $8 all-day access. Follow cape Solander Dr all the way to the end and you come across a viewing area. Binoculars recommended, and in June/July the whales are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Alternative to taking whale watching cruise and it is free for all. The viewing platform had volunteers keeping tally of whales and dolphins passing the area. We found the viewing platform on the small size and can get very crowded with tourists. However, just few...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Susie813
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The coast of the peninsula is quite dramatic and Cape Solander is possibly the best part, with extensive rock ledges as well as stairs to get down to the rocks where people fish. There were official whale counters there when I visited and it was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank mrdom
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We went to Cape Solander to have a look at the coast and go for a walk. Unfortunately the Cape Bailey Track was shut due to the recent fires. It is so sad to see the destruction of this beautiful national park. The views from...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 993anitat
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Went in July school holidays but it wasn't overcrowded. Picked a good calm day and saw lots of whales. Other people were walking,picnicking and even saw some scuba divers taking advantage of the good winter conditions. There is a $8 charge to take your car...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank 528martind
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Went in search of Cape Fear to check out the surf, found an amazing place. Heaps of parking, picnic areas. Amazing rock shelf to explore. Waves are amazing to watch. National Park is beautiful, visitors centre is worth a look, helpful staff.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This place is unbelievable. The landscape is wild and simply impressive. Wild cliffs and the ocean! At Cape Solandar a costal walk starts which offers scenic views. Besides this you'll see for sure whales close to the coastline during the whale season,

Date of experience: July 2017
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Response from suem56 | Reviewed this property |
No coffee shop but one in the tourist centre inside the park. No view there though but we have coffee at the little old grocers shop come newsagent in Kurnell which has been there for years Great coffee great views.