8.5 out of 10

La Perouse

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2yrs+

"La Perouse - an interesting place to visit"

Historic La Perouse is situated 14 kilometres south east of the Sydney CBD in the local government area of the City of Randwick and is part of the Eastern Suburbs. It is bordered by Little Bay to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the east and Botany Bay to the south and west.

La Perouse has a very small population of only about 400 people. There are only a handful of houses and one block of units.

The suburb is named after the French explorer Jean-Francois de Galoup, Comte de la Perouse who arrived in Botany Bay just a few days after Captain Arthur Phillip set up the British penal settlement in Port Jackson. Had he been just a bit quicker we might all be speaking French!

The area offers many tourist attractions. The local aboriginal people have boomerang throwing shows on the weekends and during the week tours are shown around the area and told about its significance to aboriginal culture. Many school children are taken on excursions to this area – I can certainly remember doing so. There is also a reptile show on Sunday afternoons. To cater for the tourists there are a number of cafes and restaurants.

La Perouse is a very interesting place to visit.
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2yrs+

"La Perouse- Northern side of Botany Bay"

La Perouse is a suburb of Sydney situated east of the CBD. Visit the La Perouse Museum and see many artefacts pertaining to the area’s history and explore the fort on bare Island which was built to protect the area from invasion. There is also a walking trail to Endeavour Lighthouse. Each weekend the area comes alive with Boomerang throwing demonstrations, talks by local Aboriginal people explaining the history of the area and there are many Aboriginal boomerangs and art work on sale. There is also and snake and retile display every Sunday. The waters here off safe swimming and many families enjoy this area. There are several shops for drinks and take away food as well as the Boatshed where you can enjoy a meal. Accommodation is by way of hotels and motels in nearby Maroubra.
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