Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Botany Bay, NSW, Australia


NSW Department of Commerce on behalf of National Parks & Wildlife Service


Landscape Consultants:

JMD Design


Construction Completion:  



Kamay Botany Bay National Park plays a significant role in Australia’s history, as it is the original landing spot of Captain Cook. The site which houses a number of monuments to Cook and some of his crew is used extensively by primary schools groups, as part of their education in the history of Australia’s settlement. Our works were divided over a number of zones including the new visitor and information centre surrounds which also incorporated a new carpark, the “Meeting Place’, Cook’s stream where the crew first collected fresh water, the ferry shelter building that was used by commuters, the new timber wharf that extends out into Botany Bay and finally an educational ‘sound walk’ leading from Cooks monument back to the “Meeting Place” and the visitor centre. Linking each of the zones is a meaning exposed concrete footpath which includes cast in graphics. Each of the zones also incorporated extensive signage and wayfinding works with the Meeting Place showcasing a circular sandstone block and curved timber seating area. The project was awarded the NSW / ACT Landscape Construction of the Year award in 2011