Cape Baily Coast Walk

2 hrs

5.5 km Return

191 m

Moderate track
Following the cliff line of Kurnell, looking out onto the South Pacific Ocean, this is one of the most secluded walks in Botany Bay National Park. The coast line is a popular whale watching spot during the spring and this area provides great views along the coast and out to sea. Baily Lighthouse is a great spot to sit and enjoy the views.

Maps for the Cape Baily Coast Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series 91294N PORT HACKING NSW-91294N
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Cape Baily Coast Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cape Baily Coast Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 5.5 km
Time 2 hrs

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


1.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 950m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (610m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 750m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 1.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 950m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 2.7km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Cape Baily Coast Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Cape Baily Coast Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Cape Baily Coast Walk walk starts and ends at the End of Cape Solander Drive (gps: -34.017944, 151.22963)
Your transport options to End of Cape Solander Drive are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)