Cape Banks. NSW. Australia.
S 33° 59.965 E 151° 14.940
56H E 338288 N 6236526
Quick Description: A rocky headland at the entrance to Botany Bay provides an excellent view of the wild waves rolling in from the Tasman Sea.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 6/15/2011 7:48:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMBR6B
The Cape Banks Aquatic Reserve extends along the wild rocky coastline around the northern headland of Botany Bay. Established as a marine research site in the 1940s, Cape Banks has been Australia's most prominent and world-recognised site for marine research since the 1960s. The coastline is surrounded by the Botany Bay National Park and the NSW golf course, both of which provide a buffer against the developed city areas, keeping this coastline wild and deserted. The ocean is deep blue and the waves are big, and after a storm they are even more impressive.
This part of the coastline can be accessed via Henry Head Ln and Cape Banks Road from La Perouse, park in the Rifle Range carpark then follow the track along the shoreline.
Cross the small bridge onto the rocky headland/island, you can clearly see the shipwreck of the SS Minmi, lost on 8 May, 1937, now resting on the rocks inside the headland/island.
Do I have to pay?: no
If so, how much do I have to pay?: 0
Is Parking Availible?: yes
How long of a walk to waymark from Parking?: Under 1/2 mile
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