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Captain Cook's Landing Place

Cape Solander Drive | Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9668 2000
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Modern Australia's First Meeting Point

The Dutch got to the West first but Lt. Cook and crew just beat the French under La Perouse to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Skeney57
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Sydney, Australia
A monument and a nice picnic place

The monument is just past the end of the suburb. The lawns there have views of Botany Bay, BBQs, a... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
mrdom
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Cape Solander Drive | Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dutch got to the West first but Lt. Cook and crew just beat the French under La Perouse to claim the land for King & Country. Nearly 250 years on the landing place is a little understated and hasn't seen many changes but does...More

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

The monument is just past the end of the suburb. The lawns there have views of Botany Bay, BBQs, a visitor centre and parking. Seems like a good place for a picnic. It's also the entry to the national park on the headland, which unfortunately...More

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the morning exploring the national park. The visitor centre and facilities have seen better days but are clean and easy to get around. The displays and outdoor interpretations area is very sensitively done. If you’re interested in standing on the spot where Smith and...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Captain Cook landed on April 28. 1770. On the beach were two natives. They talked to the aboriginals, but the aboriginals refused to let Cook's crew land on their beach. They shot a musket and another one that hit the leg of an aboriginal. The...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This is an extraordinary historical sight. The great explorer Captain Cook, landed here. A really significant historic fact and one that had significant impact. the memorial is simple, no great views but those interested in history or inquisitive travellers you just have to visit.

1  Thank John L
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Go anywhere in the South Pacific and you will find scores of 'Capt Cook Landing Places' and frankly, this one is no different. You have the park, small beach, commemorative stone and visitor's centre. The main thing here is that he missed the beautiful natural...More

Thank petertaylor57
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Even on weekends, this spot is quiet and relaxing. With views of La Perouse, it's a good place to reminisce the early explorers and imagine what it must have been like when they arrived almost 250 years ago. Lots of parking available and well maintained...More

Thank MonoFelizPanama
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Located in a large park. This is the place were Captain Cook landed. There is a Vistor center. There are views of planes landing at the airport across the bay.

Thank Charles W
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Historic location to visit to see where white Australia can trace it's origins. Location has some signs detailing the history, but it's a bit underwhelming.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Need to go on a tour (not many go here) or have your own transport. My son (13) visited here and thoroughly enjoyed the historical significance. Bonus was the whale watching nearby

Thank Shrike2747
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