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. Real Bodies The Exhibition

    Friday 21 September 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Moore Park

    Seen by millions worldwide, Real Bodies The Exhibition presents a stunning display of more than 20 real, perfectly preserved human bodies and over 200 anatomical specimens, inviting visitors of all ages to examine the human experience from …

    21 Sep - 14 Oct
  2. ParkArts – Sunset Class

    Friday 21 September 2018 to Friday 23 November 2018 , Moore Park

    Centennial Park presents its new art program in collaboration with Waverley Woollahra Art School, celebrating 50 years in 2018. Throughout spring they will offer a range of exciting art programs. The amazing artist educators from WWAS will…

    21 Sep - 23 Nov