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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 generally runs every Sunday. Exceptions below.

No tours on: Sunday 2 April 2023, Sunday 6 August 2023, Sunday 3 December 2023, Sunday 4 February 2024, Sunday 31 March 2024 and Sunday 7 April 2024. 

Additional school holiday tour dates: 

2023: Friday 21 April, Saturday 22 April, Friday 7 July, Saturday 8 July, Friday 14 July, Saturday 15 July, Friday 29 September, Saturday 30 September, Friday 6 October, Saturday 7 October, Friday 22 December, Saturday 23 December, Friday 29 December and Saturday 30 December.

2024: Friday 5 January, Saturday 6 January, Friday 12 January, Saturday 13 January, Friday 19 January, Saturday 20 January, Friday 19 April and Saturday 20 April. 

Tour times: 1.30 to 2.15pm, 2.30 to 3.15pm and 3.30 to 4.15pm.

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 or book online.
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In 1885 concerned British members of society 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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  • NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Park info

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

    7am–7.30pm April to October.

    La Perouse park entry gate closed to vehicles between 7pm and 5am all year.

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

  • There are no park entry fees in La Perouse area but you'll need to pay to tour Bare Island. Park entry fees apply in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, only.

    Buy annual pass
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