Bare Island (La Perouse)

As an option, we can visit Bare Island on our Grand Pacific Drive Tour.

Bare Island is an islet within Botany Bay in Sydney. Containing fortification facilities, Bare Island is listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register and is significant as an almost completely intact example of late nineteenth century coastal defence technology.

The waters around Bare Island are very popular with snorkelers and SCUBA divers, as the reefs that stretch around the island are home to Australia’s most colourful marine animals. Big belly sea horse, sea dragons, pygmy pipe horse, red indian fish as well as sharks.

Bare Island was featured in Mission Impossible II and East West 101.

Fort Denison

Fort Denison is part of Sydney Harbour National Park and is a former penal site and defence facility. Located directly out from the Sydney Opera House and at the entrance to the Harbour bridge this little island (also once known is Rocky Island and Pinchgut) commands one of the best viewing spots in Sydney Harbour.

You can travel to Fort Denison via ferry that departs from Wharf 6 at Circular Quay every 45 minutes, 7 days a week.

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Fort Denison

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island is located in Sydney Harbour with spectacular views all around and full of history. The island is a fantastic trip for families and those that are interested in the early settlement of Australia.

The island is a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its historical importance serving as a penal establishment, Australia’s largest shipyard, and a girl’s reformatory facility.

The best way to get to and from Cockatoo Island is by public ferry. You can get a guide from the visitors centre and wander around educating yourself or hire an audio set.

The island is a great destination for kids.