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Bare Island Fort

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Overview

Located in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, the historic Bare Island Fort is one of Sydney’s most picturesque outdoor wedding venues. Indeed, with its stunning backdrop, it’s ideal for any kind of event hire. 

Venue is suitable for
Wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, arts and cultural events, concerts and festivals, corporate and MICE events, private party or function
Capacity
Maximum people: 120
Facilities
Drinking water, toilets
Availability
Monday to Saturday, except 25 and 31 December and public holidays.
Bookings

To make a venue booking or for more information, please email the Events and Venues Unit or phone (02) 9585 6570.

To book a guided tour visit the Bare Island Fort tour page or phone 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757).

Other Information
This venue is also suitable for commercial and public events such as live performances, festivals and product launches.

Captain Cook first spotted the area now known as Bare Island in 1770, and referred to it in his journal as 'a small bare island'. The fort was built in the early 1880s to protect Sydney’s back door. It was in operation until 1908, after which time it became Australia's first war veterans' home.

Bare Island Fort’s structure provides a picturesque backdrop for any event, with spectacular scenic views over La Perouse. You may also recognise the island as the location for some thrilling action sequences in the Hollywood film, Mission: Impossible 2.

The water surrounding Bare Island Fort is also one of the most popular scuba diving sites in NSW, as well as a very popular location for snorkelling in Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

Take a virtual tour of Bare Island Fort captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info

Views along the coastline, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: John Spencer