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. Bowl-A-Rama

    Event dates to be confirmed: February 2019 , Bondi

    Bowl-A-Rama is Australia's biggest and best skateboarding competition. A globally recognised celebration of skateboarding culture, Bowl-A-Rama attracts legendary and current Pro skaters from all around the world to defend their titles. …

  2. Free Weekly Meditation Classes in Bondi Junction

    Monday 18 February 2019 to Monday 09 December 2019 , Bondi

    For beginners and regulars - join at any time. Finding balance in life - how to meditate at home, how to keep in balance, techniques to help reduce stress. All sessions will include guided collective meditations, video/audio lectures by…

    18 Feb - 09 Dec