La Perouse and Cape Banks Botany Bay walk

I am starting to like these weekend walks. They are really pleasant and the views are spectacular. The walk we did on Saturday was the La Perouse Botany Bay walk. Cape Banks circuit.

I think the reason I was not too keen on these walks before was the fact that they call them “hard” on Wild Walks website. There was nothing hard about this walk. Well, at least not for us. I mean Yvonne did the Cinque Terre walk across the mountains in her Havianas flip flops. A few steps and a couple of little hills do not scare us; at least not her. 🙂

We parked our car close to La Perouse picnic area. It was not a hot day, so there was plenty of parking space available. The first part was in a familiar surroundings. We walked down to Congwong beach which we often visited on hot days as it’s a little secluded and away from the wind. It was raining on Saturday just before we arrived, so the beach was almost empty. Just a few tourists there.

From the beach the track goes into the bush, and another path goes into the next beach. Little Congwong beach. That is one of the oldest Sydney nudist beaches. Actually it’s not recognised as an official nudist beach, but you don’t have to pack your bikini if you want to swim there.

The rest of the track just followed the coast. Beautiful views, a few WWII bunkers and one of the most spectacular golf course I’ve seen. The NSW golf club. Members only apparently, but even if it was open to public, I don’t think I could afford to play there. It is kept in immaculate condition.

The map says that this is a hard track. Well, we know now that this rating is not accurate. The path is pretty easy, if you avoid the Brown Rock place. 300m all the way down to the water. Nice views from there, apparently a great fishing spot, but probably not worth the effort. Unless you want to get your heart pumping… 117bpm for me on the way back up.

A few pictures from the walk:

Cape banks and La Perouse walk

Cape banks and La Perouse walk

Congwong Beach

Cape banks and La Perouse walk

Cape banks and La Perouse walk

Bare Island Fort view from the beach

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Cape banks and La Perouse walk

WWII bunkers along the way

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Cape banks and La Perouse walk

Panorama from the track

Cape banks and La Perouse walk

Cape banks and La Perouse walk

NSW Golf Club is a links-style golf course with the most spectacular view

Cape banks and La Perouse walk

Cape banks and La Perouse walk

A chilling warning to rock fishermen

Already looking for another location. Hopefully I can find a walk around Norah Head, up north. We like that area.

This walk can be found on the Wild Walks Website:

Cape Banks Circuit

Yvonne’s personal blog can be found here:

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