Kurnell is situated on one of the most historically significant sites in Australia. It was here that both Captain Cook and Governor Phillip first set foot on Australian soil. Its name is believed to be the English pronunciation of an Aboriginal word “Collonel”, although it has been suggested that it came from the name of an early settler, John Connell.
Today the Kurnell Peninsula combines parkland, an industrial zone and an intimate residential area. Occupying the eastern part of the peninsula is Botany Bay National Park, which boasts magnificent sandstone coastal cliffs.
Increasingly, large homes built to capture ocean views dot Kurnell’s beachfront. Most homes in Kurnell are typical suburban dwellings from the 1950’s.
Kurnell offers residents a relaxed lifestyle where locals can enjoy views of Kurnell’s beachfront while sipping on coffees at the Silver Beach Café. Ten minutes away, neighbouring Cronulla offers a huge range of dining and shopping experiences.
Residents of Kurnell can access a number of childcare centres and are served by the local government primary school, Kurnell Public.