1 hr 30 mins

2.6 km Return

45 m

Hard track
This walk combines fine coastal views with two points of historical interest. From the start of this walk, the sidetrip to the coastal cemetery is short and gives a glimpse into lives of past generations. The World War II bunker is worth having a look around as you pass directly by it. Spend some time exploring the exposed headland that is Cape Banks. Look for old historical structures and the shipwreck of the SS Minmi on the western side of Cape Banks. If you’re lucky, you could even see migrating whales on this classic Sydney coastal walk.

Maps for the Cape Banks 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.
Botany Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91303S BOTANY BAY NSW-91303S
Bondi 1:25 000 Map Series 91302S BONDI NSW-91302S
Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series 91294N PORT HACKING NSW-91294N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Cape Banks Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cape Banks 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 2.6 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


Around 1.2km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 110m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 920m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 360m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


810m of this walk is clearly signposted and another 360m has minimal directional signs. The remaining (110m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 920m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 360m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.


Around 920m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 360m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 920m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 360m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

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

Other Nearby walks

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

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Cape Banks Walk walk starts and ends at the Int of Pistol Club Rd AND Coastal Cemetery Management Trail (gps: -33.990813, 151.24856)
Your transport options to Int of Pistol Club Rd AND Coastal Cemetery Management Trail are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/cbw

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 :)