Historic La Perouse
La Perouse is a fascinating and beautiful historic area named after French navigator La Perouse, who arrived on Bare Island in 1788 as part of his explorations of the Pacific. The Kameygal people are the original custodians of the land. Members of the La Perouse community retain strong connections with the area's indigenous heritage today.
About La Perouse
Located in Sydney’s south-east, the La Perouse peninsula forms the northern headland of Botany Bay. Botany Bay National Park constitutes a large portion of the area. You could easily spend the day exploring the cliffs of the peninsula and historic Bare Island.
Explore the Bare Island Fort, built in 1885 to protect Sydney from a perceived Russian threat. Guided tours of the island are available.
The La Perouse Museum and Visitors Centre now stands on the site of the spot of the First Fleet’s first landing in 1788, featuring exhibitions of Australian history. From here, follow the Henry Head Walking Track, a dramatic coastal walk to the Endeavor Lighthouse.
Learn more about the prolific history and culture of the Aboriginal Kameygal people, traditional owners of the land, in a half day guided tour of the area. The monthly Blak Markets provide another vibrant excursion into local indigenous culture, where you can also participate in art and craft workshops.
La Perouse is also home to three golf courses at St Michael’s Golf Club, The Coast Golf Club and Randwick Golf. All three courses enjoy stunning panoramic ocean views. All three golf clubs have great restaurants.
Enjoy a meal at Danny’s Seafood, a French restaurant with great seafood that’s been running for more than thirty years, or The Boatshed, which also specialises in seafood.