Happy Valley camp
La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Visit the site of Happy Valley camp, an historic Depression-era community located behind Congwong Beach, in La Perouse. It’s one of many fascinating historic sites in Kamay Botany Bay National Park.
While no buildings remain at Happy Valley camp, signage at the corner of Henry Head Lane and ANZAC Parade will give you an insight into this historic site.
It’s easily combined with a swim or picnic at Congwong Beach, or headland walk along Henry Head walking track.
You can also learn more about the Aboriginal and colonial history of this area at La Perouse Museum.
Visit beautiful Congwong Beach, in La Perouse, perfect for swimming, picnics, snorkelling and fishing. Only 15km from central Sydney, this family friendly beach is also close to cafes and walks.
Enjoy spectacular coastal views from Henry Head walking track at La Perouse in Sydney. This easy walk offers several historic sites, beaches, whale watching, and great bird watching along the way.
These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 02 9585 6831
- Nielsen Park office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
- 02 9337 5511
- Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, 6 Steele Point Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030
- 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
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