If you are keen to get the family outdoors this national park can provide history, intrigue and a bit of star power.
Less than 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney is Bare Island at the northern end of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in La Perouse. This place is great for walks, boasts a beach, top notch diving site and the Bare Island Fort.
Bare Island Fort has had an interesting history, built to protect Botany Bay in the late 1800’s and then becoming Australia’s first war veterans’ home in 1908. Today, the fort remains one of the best examples of coastal defense. Hidden inside the island, its one fantastic place to explore on a guided tour. Tom Cruise even took the fort into the movies in a high speed motorbike chase in Mission Impossible II!
After your tour, a bite to eat at The Boatshed La Perouse is just the ticket. Not only do they offer breakfast and lunch 7 days a week, it’s served up with a view over Frenchman’s beach.
The Blak Markets who sell their products at various locations including La Perouse, have recently gone online. You can pick up anything from jewellery to silk scarves and bush foods knowing that the money goes directly back to the Aboriginal families and communities who made them. So support local and check out their website.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Bare Island Fort
1300 072 757
The Boatshed La Perouse
(02) 9661 1817
The Blak Markets, Bare Island
0427 824 059