Check out the New Wildwalks site -- This site is no longer maintained and is just for archive

Home arrow Hiking near Sydney arrow Bare Island Walk     

Bushwalking track notes, photographs, maps and more for Bare Island Walk are found in each of the tabs below
Bare Island Walk
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km S of La Perouse
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Botany Bay National Park
Climb: 22 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 22 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

A wonderful and easy way to explore the beautiful and historic tip of La Perouse. Bare Island is a small island, which you can walk to across a large timber bridge. The island was originally fortified to prevent foreign invasion, however, it has also been a retirement home and is now a museum and tourist attraction managed by NSW Parks and Wildlife Service. The main part of the island is locked but you can book a tour on Sundays. There is also a set of steps at the end of the bridge to get access to the rock platform of the island. Make a day of it by enjoying the local cafe, beaches and other museums in the area. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bare Island Walk

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Bare Island Walk bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Bare Island Walk
Problem loading PDF Try here
Map Controls - Show Contours | Hide Path | Hide Distances | Hide Names
Map Scale 500 meters
Southern end of Cann Park
Southern End of Cann Park
The Barrack Tower
Top of Bare Island trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Southern end of Cann Park

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Botany Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303S 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
 
+
 
Southern end of Cann Park, looking at Barracks Tower
 
Southern end of Cann Park, looking at Barracks Tower +
 
 
+

 
 
+
 
 
+
 
 
+

 
 
+
 
 
+
 
Trail down to Bare Island
 
Trail down to Bare Island +

 
 
+
 
JC_20100920_221223
 
JC_20100920_221223 +
 
 
+

 
 
+
 
 
+
 
 
+

 
Rock platforms next to Bare Island, near La Perouse
 
Rock platforms next to Bare Island, near La Perouse +
 
JC_20100920_220439
 
JC_20100920_220439 +
 
JC_20100920_220503
 
JC_20100920_220503 +

 
JC_20100920_220406
 
JC_20100920_220406 +
 
 
+

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Bare Island Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bare Island Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bare Island Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bare Island Walk bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 870m
Time 30 mins
.


Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 240m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 190m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 240m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 190m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 430m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 430m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 430m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 430m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Southern end of Cann Park
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Southern end of Cann Park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Southern end of Cann Park to Top of Bare Island trail
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 240 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -2 m
From the southern end of Cann Park[fac=8266] (Anzac Parade, La Perouse), this walk follows the wide concrete footpath downhill keeping Anzac Parade to the right. After 50m the path leads past a toilet block[1][fac=8259] and drinking fountain[2][fac=8260] then continues past the open grassy area and water views[3] for another 20m to find a few metal bench seats[4][fac=8261]. The walk continues gently downhill along the footpath beside the grassy area with water views for 170m passing several seats (evenly spaced)[fac=8262][fac=8263][fac=8264] to come to an intersection at the top of a concrete driveway marked with a large 'Botany Bay National Park' sign[5]. There are parking areas including a mobility parking bay[fac=8267] (on the right).

(0.24 km) Southern End of Cann Park to Top of Bare Island Trail
Alternate Route: Walk: Easy - undefined ( Show detail)
Length = 234 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the southern end of Cann Park[fac=8266] (Anzac Parade, La Perouse)[6] and 'Congwong Beach Walk' sign[7], this walk initially follows a footpath toward the water and a stone tower[8]) for about 20m (past the road intersection) then turns right to cross Anzac Pd to find a 'Botany Bay National Park' sign[9]. This walk then passes between timber posts, walking across grass for about 50m, until coming to the locked stone tower (The Barrack Tower[10]).
Continue straight: From the stone tower (The Barrack Tower[11]), this walk heads gently downhill, towards the water, over grass for about 80m. The walk then heads down the steps and across Anzac Rd[12] so find a few seats at the top of Bare Island Trail[13] beside the large 'Botany Bay National Park' sign[14].
Continue straight to rejoin the main walk, following the notes from 0.24km 'Top of Bare Island trail'.

(0.24 km) Top of Bare Island trail to Bare Island Fortification
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 193 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -13 m
Turn left: From the intersection[15], this walk heads away from Anzac Parade[fac=8267] and seats[fac=8264] following the (initally moderalty steep[fac=8265]) driveway downhill[16] toward Bare Island, past the large 'Botany Bay National Park' sign[17]. This walk continues to follow the concrete then asphalt driveway for about 80m to find the start of the 100m long (3.8m wide) timber bridge[18]. This walk crosses the bridge[19], until coming to a large metal gate[20] and a 'Bare Island Fortification' sign[21] behind the gate. There are great views from the bridge. Bare Island is generally locked but guided tours are available.

Bare Island Fortification Alt = 9 m
In 1885 the Bare Island Fortification on the northern side of Botany Bay was built in order to prevent foreign invasion and protect the water supply of the new colony. While the building is now accessible for tours, originally the only way of getting onto the island was by flying fox. The fortifications were decommissioned in the early 1900s. In 1912, Bare Island became a retirement home for war veterans from the Crimea, Sudan and China campaigns. It continued to operate as a retirement home until 1963, after this the Randwick District Historical Society became caretakers of the island. In 1967 it was passed onto the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service for use as a museum and tourist attraction. The Bare Island fort has now been declared a historical site[22]. The Bare Island Fortification is available for tours on Sundays in the afternoons, for more information on how to book tours call 1300 072 757[23]. There are many steps on the tour and is not considered wheelchair accessible. Bare Island is also one of the most popular scuba diving sites in New South Wales[24].
From the gate on the far side of the timber bridge is a steep set of timber steps that lead down to the rock platform [25], only access at low tide and seas.

La Perouse Museum Alt = 10 m
The La Perouse museum[26], in Botany Bay National Park, is housed in the historic cable station at La Perouse. The museum contains much information regarding Bare Island, the fate of La Perouse himself and Botany Bay National Park. There are many relics from ship wrecks, with maps and scientific instruments dating back to the 16th century. The museum contains over 2000 items, with one of the most significant collection items being a complete Atlas of the Voyage of La Perouse, consisting of 72 coloured drawings and maps, featuring places the expedition visited between 1785 and 1788. The museum is open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm, closed Christmas Day.[ref_url=https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visitor-centres/la-perouse-museum]. Access to the building is via a steep staircase. More info

Catch the bus from Southern end of Cann Park
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Southern end of Cann Park
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Kingsford Camping & Disposals 309 Anzac Pde, Kingsford (02) 9663 3535 7.4 km
Outdoor Equipment 60 Spring St , Bondi Junction (02) 9389 8122 10.8 km
Caravan Accessories Pty Ltd 33 Rocky Point Rd , Kogarah (02) 9588 3400 9.2 km
Carlton Canvas Co 337 Princes Hwy, Carlton (02) 9587 0208 10.2 km
Brandt Bros Est 1878 141 Devonshire St , Surry Hills (02) 9318 2666 11.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bare Island Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bare Island Walk
Click to re-center search
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 12 km (to the W)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
31 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 38 km (to the NW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 43 km (to the NNW)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 46 km (to the SW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Botany Bay National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

Walker Feedback

Comments
Add NewSearch
Only registered users can write comments!
 
Loading the images not too much longer now :)


-server web1.wildwalks.com- Page was generated in 0.042093 seconds Copyright | Privacy | About us | Disclaimer | Contact Us | Sponsorship | Newsletter