Bare Island is a popular place for diving in the south of Sydney – the most popular in New South Wales. Is it also an interesting historic island to visit. Access to the island is only by guided tour. The area on the mainland near the footbridge is a pleasant vantage point and picnic area. The island is reported to be a site where Sir Joseph Banks collected shells. Although the island is fortified it was never used for that purpose – the materials used in the construction rendered the fort unsound for the purpose.
How to get there:
Bare Island is accessible via footbridge that connects the island to the suburb of La Perouse. The path to the footbridge starts from Anzac Parade.
Buses run close to the island. The closest bus stop is the Anzac Parade Terminus.
Guided tours (Sundays only)
Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Tour tickets can be purchased from the La Perouse Museum, situated in the middle of Anzac Parade loop road.
Phone: (02) 9253 0888