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  • Address: Botany Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Hours: 7 am to 7:30 pm daily

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Botany Bay Tours

Botany Bay is a central port of Sydney, significant both in historic and modern times. In 1770, it was the landing spot of Captain James Cook when he first stepped onto Australia after having explored New Zealand extensively.  The bay was named for the botanical species found by a naturalist on board his ship. French explorers turned up in 1788, days after the First Fleet had arrived in Australia. The heritage-listed spot is now home to a monument marking the meeting of European and Aboriginal cultures here.

Today Botany Bay serves as the site of both Sydney’s major cargo port, Port Botany, as well as two runways of the Sydney airport. To the north and south, Botany Bay National Park sits on La Perouse and Kurnell headlands. This area offers hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, walking tracks, picnic areas, and scenic lookouts out over the bay.

Practical Info

Botany Bay is located 8 miles south of the Sydney central business district. The Kamay Botany Bay National Park’s hours are from 7 am to 7:30 pm daily, and includes a visitors center and various facilities. 

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Sydney Harbour Whale Watching Sightseeing Tour via Helicopter and Sailing Yacht, Sydney, null
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Sydney Harbour Whale Watching Sightseeing Tour via Helicopter and Sailing Yacht

Enjoy a stunning day out in Sydney cruising the harbor on a luxury yacht and charter helicopter as you discover the eastern seaboard of Australia and witness ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $2,923.03

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