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Bare Island Fort guided tour

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Overview

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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.

When

Tour times: 1.30pm to 2.15pm, 2.30pm to 3.15pm and 3.30pm to 4.15pm. Meet 15 minutes before your tour starts.

Tour dates:

Every Sunday from Sunday 28 June 2020 to Sunday 27 June 2021.

Tours also run on Friday 10 July, Friday 17 July, Friday 2 October and Friday 9 October 2020, Friday 8 January, Friday 15 January, Friday 22 January, Friday 29 January, Friday 9 April and Friday 16 April 2021.

No tours on Sunday 6 December 2020 or Sunday 7 February and Sunday 9 May 2021.

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

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
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 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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Bookings

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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