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St. Helena Island

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Address: Manly, Brisbane, Queensland 4179, Australia
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Considered Queensland's first historic national park, this island features...

Considered Queensland's first historic national park, this island features the ruins of a colonial prison, once known as the "hell hole of the South Pacific."

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History awaits

This is a place where you get a sneak peek at the history of Brisbane. Sure glad places like this are still available for locals and visitors. This is our past and what makes us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Alan S
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a place where you get a sneak peek at the history of Brisbane. Sure glad places like this are still available for locals and visitors. This is our past and what makes us what we are everyone should make time to visit

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Thank Alan S
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just off the mouth of the Brisbane River you fly over it when you land - a pleasant ferry ride on Mortan Bay to a preserved island with not muchon it but the original building

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Thank Michael S
shenzhen china
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having sailed on the Bay for many years I was invited by friends to visit the Island and to my surprise the history and the remains of a once escape proof Gaol gave me a feeling of sorrow not having considered it just a pile of ruins. Now I have respect for its history and the work done to bring... More 

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Thank Graham M
Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Look there's nothing else on the island, but it is a part of our Brisbane history and I find it fascinating to step back in time here. We can't move forward without learning about our past. Here's your opportunity. It's a great day, boat out, picnic lunch over there, tour the ruins. Just remember to take the Aerogard!

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Thank Karen L
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I did this tour last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, very informative and rich in brisbane's history... dont wont to spoil it for first timers however its a Brisbane must do...

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Heaps of walking on this tour but if you need a lift there is a little bus that will take you to each spot. Lots of fun with the staff putting on shows, funny, interesting and we certainy learned heaps about the local history Not many toilets so be prepared to wait in a queue. Take heaps of water as... More 

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Redbank, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I have been wanting to go for many years. What a fantastic day out. Words cannot describe how good this tour is. We will be most certainly doing it again very soon. The staff are wonderful too and go way beyond.

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Thank FourPlay26
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Excellent day trip- the crew are extremely attentive, very knowledgeable and humourous! So history is presented in an entertaining way. Not only the history of St Helena island but also quite a bit about Brisbane and Moreton Bay in general. Top tip- not much shade- so take water, a hat or better still a shade umbrella. Comfortable shoes are a... More 

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Thank Karen W
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Our tour of St Helena Island was fascinating - the guides were really entertaining and informative. Learnt so much about Queensland's early penal history. Lunch was great and enjoyed the day very much.

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Thank V1389CHadamm
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times, and I never get tired of seeing it all. It can get quite hot during the day so on this visit we decided to do the night time ghost tour. Wow it was great. It was cool enough to thoroughly enjoy the talk, the actors were totally on point.

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