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Happy Valley camp

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

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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.


  • Gentle waves lap Congwong Beach, with Bare Island in background.  Photo: Kevin McGrath/OEH.

    Congwong Beach

    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.

  • Views of Little Congwong Beach from Henry Head walking track. Photo: Natasha Webb © OEH

    Henry Head walking track

    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.

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  • 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