La Perouse

A beautiful historic area, La Perouse is where Captain Arthur Phillip’s First Fleet initially landed in 1788 before deciding on Sydney Cove. The Aboriginal connection to the area, named after a French explorer, dates back thousands of years and indigenous-led Kadoo Tours offers fascinating insights.

Getting to La Perouse in Sydney’s southeast is easy by public transport, with direct buses from the city centre. As well as intriguing history and heritage and the magnificent northern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, there are three seaside golf courses with amazing coastal views.

Blak Markets 2015

On the northern headland is La Perouse Museum, where you’ll find exhibits from the voyage of Comte de la Perouse, who arrived just days after the First Fleet. In heritage-listed Cable Station, the museum houses the complete Atlas of the Voyage of La Perouse as well as local Aboriginal stories.

Nearby is the 1880s-built Bare Island Fort, featured in the Tom Cruise film Mission: Impossible 2. Once a quarter on Bare Island you can experience Blak Markets, a wonderful day of traditional Aboriginal dance performances, indigenous arts and craft stalls as well as tasty bush tucker.

Blak Markets 2015

The water around Bare Island is a popular spot for scuba diving and snorkelling. Up on the headland is the Henry Head walking track, a 4km return trail to Endeavour Lighthouse and World War II battlements. You can walk a little farther to Cape Banks for more breathtaking bay and ocean views.

On the mesmerising coastline north of Cape Banks are three splendid golf courses - St Michael’s Golf ClubThe Coast Golf Club and Randwick Golf. All three clubs have enticing restaurants. There are delicious places to eat in La Perouse too, such as The Boatshed, a seafood delight on the pretty bay.

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  1. Blak Markets at Bare Island Spring Festival

    Sunday 30 September 2018 , La Perouse

    Blak Markets will be back at Bare Island on the last Sunday in September from 9:30am till 4pm with all of the festivities. Entry Fee for anyone over the age of five. Children under five free. Program 09:30 Blak Markets Open 10:00 Welcom…

    30 Sep
  2. CBH Craft Beer and Cider Festival

    Sunday 07 October 2018 , Coogee

    Get excited beer and cider lovers - the Coogee Bay Hotel Craft Beer and Cider Festival is returning! The Coogee Bay Hotel will transform once again into a festival celebrating some of the best craft beers and ciders in the world. Whether y…

    07 Oct