Bare Island

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.



Drinking water


Scuba Diving


Guided tours (Sundays only)


Contact Information:

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

About David Rutter

Dave grew up on a small acreage on the outskirts of Sydney, within a stone's throw of the bush. Having spent a large part of his childhood exploring the bush behind the family home, much of his adult life has been spent exploring the world - he has lived in Sweden, traveled much of Europe, travelled in the Pacific and South America, and more recently in Asia. The Australian bush is however, the place where he feels he truly belongs.
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