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Bare Island Fort guided tour

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park


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Join this guided tour to hear about the unpredictable history of Bare Island Fort at La Perouse. We'll cross a 130-year-old wooden bridge and enter a world of fine engineering and great deception.


Tour runs 1.30pm–2.15pm, 2.30pm–3.15pm and 3.30pm–4.15pm. Meet 15 minutes before your tour starts.

Tour dates:

Every Sunday, Sunday 3 February 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019. No tours on Sunday 24 February 2019 or Sunday 12 May 2019.

Tour also available Friday 26 April 2019.

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
No wheelchair access
Easy. Suitable for all ages.

Adult $15 per person. Concession $13 per person. Child $10 per person. Family $45 for 2 adults and 2 children.

Meeting point
Cross the wooden bridge and meet at the Bare Island gate.
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online. Group bookings for 25 or more people available on request, phone (02) 9995 6518.
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In 1885 concerned British colonists thought an invasion by Russia was imminent. To ease their fears, they built Bare Island Fort to protect Botany Bay (then known as 'Sydney's back door'). 

Since then, Bare Island Fort in Kamay Botany Bay National Park has developed a fascinating history. It's been an object of military pride. It's also been a place of shocking scandals and hidden secrets. In recent years it's even been the location for some great action sequences in a blockbuster movie. Join this guided tour of the fort and find out much more ... including the name of that movie.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Cliff coastline. Photo:Andy Richards