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Banks-Solander Track
Dharawal country

20min to 40min
25min to 40min

970m
circuit

↑ 14 m
↓ -14 m

Easy track
Enjoy a pleasant meander through a varied forest from the Botany Bay Visitors Centre. This walk takes you through a lovely and diverse forest, there are plenty of small signs to help you learn about the different types of plants on the walk including a large scribbly gum and a spectacular Cabbage palm grove. It is no wonder why Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander in 1770 got so excited when walking in the area collecting, what was for them, new plant species. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharawal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey.
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.

Getting There
Trackhead (-34.0050235,151.2216341)
Mode Bus Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsF

Track Notes

Getting started
From the front of the 'Visitor Centre', this walk follows the footpath that then leads through the middle of the car park, to find the pebblecrete footpath and 'Banks-Solander Track' sign on the far side. This walk follows this sign along the narrow (1.4m) path , timber boardwalk then dirt track as it winds through the dense forest for nearly 100m to find a seat just before the road. The walk then leads up the rise to then crossing (taking care) Cape Solander Drive to the intersection marked with a large 'Yena Trail' map sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.
After 8m head into the park.
After 15m pass the "Visitor Centre" toilet (on your left).
Then pass the " "Visitor Centre" toilet" sign (on your left).
Then find the Seat (7m on your left).
Seat
A series of four timber slat bench seat, 44cm high, 32cm deep and 1.8m wide with no arm or backrest. The seats are outside the visitors center.
Seat
A series of four timber slat bench seat, 44cm high, 32cm deep and 1.8m wide with no arm or backrest. The seats are outside the visitors center.
Then pass the car park (on your right).
After another 40m find the "Parking Accessible" mobility parking area (on your left).
Parking Accessible
There are about 60 car parking bays infrount of the visitors center. Two are marked mobiilty parking bays. The mobility parking area is ashphalt, 3.8m wide and 4.6m deep.
Parking Accessible
There are about 60 car parking bays infrount of the visitors center. Two are marked mobiilty parking bays. The mobility parking area is ashphalt, 3.8m wide and 4.6m deep.
Then find the "Visitor Centre" store (9m on your right).
Visitor Centre
This visitors' centre can be found on Cape Solander Drive, inside Kamay Botany Bay National Park. It provides great information about the area's history and environment, plus there is a souvenir shop, where some simple food and drink is also available. A Trailrider is also available for free hire for people with limited mobility. There is a male & female toilet block on the eastern side of the Visitor Centre. And a large parking area in front.
Visitor Centre
This visitors' centre can be found on Cape Solander Drive, inside Kamay Botany Bay National Park. It provides great information about the area's history and environment, plus there is a souvenir shop, where some simple food and drink is also available. A Trailrider is also available for free hire for people with limited mobility. There is a male & female toilet block on the eastern side of the Visitor Centre. And a large parking area in front.
Continue straight
Continue straight.
After another 120m find the Seat (on your left).
Seat
A timber bench seat, 54cm high, 20cm deep and 1.4m wide with no arm or backrest.
Seat
A timber bench seat, 54cm high, 20cm deep and 1.4m wide with no arm or backrest.
Continue straight
Continue straight.
After another 50m head through the bollard.
After another 10m veer right.
Continue straight
After another 215m continue straight.
After another 120m find the Pinch Point (on your right).
Pinch Point
A gap between the vegetation and a large tree is 80cm wide.
Pinch Point
A gap between the vegetation and a large tree is 80cm wide.
Then find the Seat (on your right).
Seat
A timber bench seat, 41cm high, 20cm deep and 1.3m wide with no arm or backrest.
Seat
A timber bench seat, 41cm high, 20cm deep and 1.3m wide with no arm or backrest.
After another 350m pass the park (185m on your right).
Turn right
Turn right.
After another 130m pass the car park (75m on your right).
Continue straight
Continue straight.
After another 150m pass the "Visitor Centre" toilet (80m on your left).
Then pass the " "Visitor Centre" toilet" sign (80m on your left).
Continue straight
Continue straight.
Terrain


AS 2156.1-2001 - Walking tracks Classification
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 970m
Time 20min to 40min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet There is one 20m from the start.

Seat There are 3 on route, on average they are 240m apart with the largest gap of 410m.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
20m "Visitor Centre" toilet
Slope summary
This walk is mostly flat with gentle slopes, on 10m section before crossing the road that is 1.5:10.

Surface summary
The surface varies on this walk. The walk follows most 1.4m wide dirt walking track with sections of pebble create path, timber boardwalk path as well as wider management trail. Narrowest point is 80cm.
Visitor Centre
This visitors' centre can be found on Cape Solander Drive, inside Kamay Botany Bay National Park. It provides great information about the area's history and environment, plus there is a souvenir shop, where some simple food and drink is also available. A Trailrider is also available for free hire for people with limited mobility. There is a male & female toilet block on the eastern side of the Visitor Centre. And a large parking area in front.

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