Bare Island

Bare Island Fort, Tourism New South Wales

From the earliest days of European settlement, La Perouse was considered to be crucial to the defence of the colony. Governor Macquarie built the sandstone tower that stands at the highest point of the promontory, and the fortifications at Bare Island were added in 1885. Guided tours are the only way to view these buildings (which movie fans will recognise from Mission: Impossible 2).

Accessed via a footbridge from Anzac Pde; (02) 9247 5033; guided tours Sun 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

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