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La Perouse area

Kamay Botany Bay National Park


Looking for a great day out in Sydney? Visit La Perouse, the northern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. With great walks and all its historic sites, diving opportunities and picnic spots, you'll find plenty to do.

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The area was named after the French explorer who arrived in Botany Bay a week after the First Fleet, and whose disappearance was a long held mystery. Find out about the area’s history and Aboriginal culture at La Perouse Museum (open Sundays), or take a guided tour of Bare Island Fort.

The best scuba diving and snorkelling spots are around the La Perouse headland and Bare Island. If you’re feeling energetic, strap on your boots and hike the coastal Henry Head walking track from Anzac Parade to Cape Banks via the Endeavour Lighthouse.

For a chilled out family special, pack a picnic dinner to enjoy at La Perouse Point as the sun sets, with scenic views of Botany Bay, Kurnell and the Pacific Ocean – where
Captain Cook and Comte de Lapérouse sailed in from all those years ago.


  • in Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • 7am–8.30pm November to March

    7am–7.30pm April to October

    Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • You'll need to pay to visit La Perouse Museum or to tour Bare Island.
    Buy an annual pass.
    • La Perouse Museum
      (02) 9311 3379
      Contact hours: Sundays only 10am-4pm. (closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
    • Kamay Botany Bay National Park (North), Cable Station, Anzac Parade, La Perouse NSW
    • Greycliffe House
      9337 5511
    • Neilsen Park, Vaucluse
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Cape Baily lighthouse, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: John Spencer