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. Blak Markets Christmas Festival

    Sunday 16 December 2018 , La Perouse

    The Blak Markets will celebrate its fifth birthday back where it all started on Bare island at La Perouse with a Christmas market on Sunday 16 December. The Markets are a great opportunity to showcase authentic and unique gifts, with all…

    16 Dec