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Location: Kurnell Penisula, 15km south of Sydney
The name Botany Bay is known throughout Australia as the bay that Captain James Cook first sailed into. Accompanied by England's famous botanist, Sir Joseph Banks was so impressed by the strange and interesting flora and fauna found at the bay that he decided to name the bay after him.
The bay was also the first meeting place between Cook and his crew with the native Australian Aborigines people.
When the First Fleet set sail under the command of Captain Arthur Philip, it was to this bay that he was commanded to anchored. He immediately rejected the shallow bay because it could not provide adequate fresh water and supplies for his fleet so he sailed to the nearest bay which is now known today as Sydney Harbour.
Today, the Botany Bay National Park is preserved as a national historic site where a statue of Captain Cook can be seen gazing out into the water and is an ideal spot for a quiet picnic.
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TIPS: Getting to the park at this point is only accessible by car and there are parking fees. There are self guided tours as well as a visitor centre as well as a museum so you can get the most out of your visit here.
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