La Perouse Historical Walk

30 mins

792 m Circuit

9 m

Easy track
This walk, primarily across open lawns, offers views across Botany Bay while visiting historically significant landmarks. The side trip to the Bare Island Fortifications is well worth it, with tours available on Sunday afternoons. However, a walk across to the locked gate on Bare Island is still well worth the time – also, there are steps at the far side of the bridge down onto attractive unfenced rock platforms. Both the historic tombstone and monument by the museum are worth a visit, to contemplate our early explorers. Food, beach and a children’s playground are available close to the end of this walk. A magnificent location with so much history.

Maps for the La Perouse Historical 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 La Perouse Historical Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the La Perouse Historical Walk

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 792 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


This whole walk, 790m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 790m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 790m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 790m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 790m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 790m 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 La Perouse Historical Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the La Perouse Historical Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The La Perouse Historical Walk walk starts and ends at the Southern End of Cann Park (gps: -33.988562, 151.23369)
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



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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 :)