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. Sydney Memory Walk and Jog

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2018 , Leichhardt

    Memory Walk and Jog is an annual fun run and walk to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Dementia Memory Resource Centre, helping to support local people living with dementia and their carers. Open to everyone from keen runners …

    06 May
  2. Scandinavian Film Festival

    Thursday 12 July 2018 to Wednesday 01 August 2018 , Leichhardt

    The region of Scandinavia - culturally comprised of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark - has produced some of the most iconic films ever made. From the masterpieces of Ingmar Bergman, to the radical, back-to-basics guerrilla-style…

    12 Jul - 01 Aug