- Pere Receveur’s Tomb (1822) - who was chaplain and scientist
of the French expedition led by La Comte de La Pérouse is buried
- La Perouse Monument - raised in honour of La Comte de La Pérouse.
- The Macquarie Watchtower (1820) - built in by Governor Lachlan
Macquarie, it is the oldest
existing building on the shores of Botany Bay. Soldiers were
stationed there to report on ships entering and leaving Botany Bay
in an effort to prevent smuggling.
- The Old Cable Station (1882) - in 1876 a telegraph cable was laid from
La Pérouse to Nelson in New Zealand, that was to be a link in a
worldwide chain. The Old Cable Station now houses the La Perouse
Museum. You should check for days and times.
- Henry Head Scenic Walk -
this walk takes you along cliff tops, with breathtaking views of the
bay and surrounding countryside, pass native coastal
vegetation and fortifications from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Close by, just off Anzac Parade is
Botany Bay National Park. If you keep driving along this access
road until you hit the end, past NSW Golf Club and the pistol club,
you can take a seven minute walk down a rough track and over a
narrow footbridge to Cape Banks. Here is a picturesque headland with
a shipwreck SS Minmi, which had ran aground in 1937.
was the traditional lands of the Gweagal and
Kameygal Aboriginal groups.
There is still a large Aboriginal community at La Perouse, for whom La Pérouse, but more so Kurnell where Cook landed, marked the
start of the ‘white invasion’.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information,
contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more
attractions, tours, local maps and other information.