Kurnell may be the most significant historic site to modern Australia-the place where Captain Cook first stepped foot on Australian soil. You can retrace his steps and check out the monument marking the site of his historic landing. It’s also a beautiful spot for whale watching and bird watching. Kurnell’s stunning Silver Beach is ideal for swimming, and snorkelling and the diverse waters of Botany Bay National Park offer everything from scuba diving and snorkelling to swimming, surfing or rock fishing. Short trails for cycling, open playing fields and secluded picnic areas complete this nature lovers wonderland.

We love the very kid friendly Silver Beach Cafe across the road and there are also picnic areas and bbqs in nearby parks.