30 mins

866 m Return

22 m

Easy track
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.

Maps for the Bare Island Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Botany Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91303S BOTANY BAY NSW-91303S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Bare Island Walk bushwalking track

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

Accessibility summary information for the Bare Island Walk

Parking: There are 1 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 4 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 80m apart, with a maximum gap of 70m.
Hazards: There are 1 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Wheelchair Steep The concrete trail at here is moderately steep for about 20m. Found about 250m into the walk.

Accessibility Details

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 866 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 2/6

Easy track
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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


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.


This whole walk, 430m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

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


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


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

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Bare Island Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bare Island Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bare Island Walk walk starts and ends at the Southern end of Cann Park (gps: -33.988591, 151.23364)
Your transport options to Southern end of Cann Park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/bhw

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂