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. Leanne Thomas: Songs of Light and Shade

    Tuesday 20 November 2018 to Monday 26 November 2018 , Double Bay

    Art2Muse Gallery presents the solo exhibition 'Songs of Light and Shade' by Sydney based artist Leanne Thomas. The series revisits old photos the artist took of weeks-old hydrangeas taken at the end of the day, dimly lit and in the last…

    20 Nov - 26 Nov
  2. Make a message in a bauble

    Tuesday 20 November 2018 to Thursday 27 May 2021 , Moore Park

    Make a unique and heartfelt gift or piece of home decor (yours to keep), with a popular Etsy designer. All materials included, so all you need to bring is yourself!…

    20 Nov - 27 May