Bare Island Fort

Captain Cook first spotted the area now known as Bare Island in 1770, and referred to it in his journal as 'a small bare island'. The fort was built in the early 1880s to protect Sydney’s back door. It was in operation until 1908, after which time it became Australia's first war veterans' home.

Bare Island Fort’s structure provides a picturesque backdrop for any event, with spectacular scenic views over La Perouse. You may also recognise the island as the location for some thrilling action sequences in the Hollywood film, Mission: Impossible 2.

The water surrounding Bare Island Fort is also one of the most popular scuba diving sites in NSW, as well as a very popular location for snorkelling in Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

Nearby events

  1. Learn to juggle in Centennial Park

    Thursday 28 March 2019 to Monday 01 June 2020 , Moore Park

    Learn to juggle in a fun and self-paced 1.5 hour workshop, in the beautiful surrounds of Centennial Park (or a location of your choice). Please note: This class only runs on request, please enquire ahead of time via the link. Stepan, a…

    28 Mar - 01 Jun
  2. Christine Webb: Moments Away

    Thursday 28 March 2019 to Monday 01 April 2019 , Double Bay

    Art2Muse Gallery presents the latest body of work Moments Away by Sydney and Italy based artist Christine Webb Moments Away captures the fleeting memories she has of place both here in Australia and in Italy where she has lived off and on…

    28 Mar - 01 Apr
  3. Learn Pottery and Make Your Own Bowls

    Thursday 28 March 2019 to Friday 22 April 2022 , Double Bay

    Give pottery a go in this fun workshop. You'll learn to make your own bowls (which you'll of course get to keep), both through the simple 'pinching' technique, as well as through wheel throwing - each technique creates bowls of different…

    28 Mar - 22 Apr