Kamay Botany National Park Visitor Centre
For the past ten years, the Society has maintained a Perpetual Exhibition of members’ art at the Visitor Centre in Kamay Botany National Park, near Kurnell. Originally an exhibition featuring paintings inspired by the week-long visit of Captain Cook and the crew of HMS Endeavour in 1770 on that very site and early Aboriginal and Colonial history, it has continued. Our artists have widened their scope to take in a much wider view of the Kurnell area – the scenery, local boating and fishing vessels, the flora and fauna as well as the more recent development of large commercial shipping visiting the oil refinery and the container terminal on the northern side of Botany Bay.
Spare half a day for a visit to the Park and consider packing a picnic lunch and your swimmers to take advantage of the stunning wide grassy parkland with azure blue bay vista. Walk the sculpture path and visit the Visitors Centre which offers a delightful gift shop, perpetual ASMA exhibition and plenty of local information.
Kurnell Visitor Centre features an art gallery, theatrette, historical exhibition, shop and café. Be sure to pay a visit to the centre on your visit to Kamay Botany Bay National Park. You can enjoy a coffee before discovering more about the significance of the area. Be sure to view the film Kamay Botany Bay before you leave. (Covid restrictions currently affecting some attractions.)
Learn about the European arrival through the centre’s interactive displays. See how the area’s Aboriginal inhabitants lived at the time of Captain Cook’s landing in 1770 and find out more about Aboriginal people in the area.
Formerly known as The Discovery Centre, the visitor centre also houses the Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre which offers excellent educational programs for students and teachers alike. Have a look at the welcome wall before heading to the picnic area or taking Burrawang walk or Banks-Solander track.
Mon – Fri 10:00 – 3:30pm, Sat – Sun & pub hols 9:30 – 4:00pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Kurnell Visitor Centre
21 Cape Solander Drive, KURNELL NSW 2231
02 9668 2010
For further information about exhibiting in the ASMA Perpetual Exhibition, contact Chris Hill