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St. Helena Island, Brisbane

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Originally used as a colonial prison, St. Helena Island is now a national park and heritage-listed island. See ruins of several prison buildings and old convict settlements. Explore the remains of butcher’s shop, bakery, and the spring in the center to learn about the island’s reputation as a self-sustained model prison. As part of Moreton Bay, the island is home to many migratory birds and an important bird area. Explore by yourself, or go on a historic tour, including a ghost tour. Bring sunscreen and water. To visit St. Helena Island and get the most from your holiday in Brisbane, create itinerary details personal to you using our Brisbane travel itinerary maker.
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  • Fascinating look in to the past and how we treated people. Although they were considered criminals, the treatment was barbaric!! The ride over by boat was great - beautiful views of the surrounding ar...  more »
  • The island is protected territory and of itself very lovely, but why do Australians want to preserve old gaols? There's nothing historic about this site unless you believe old gaols are. It's NOT Bris...  more »
  • Lovely unspoilt St Helena Island was the location of Brisbane's earliest prison - not a convict jail but the prison for Queensland's wrongdoers in Brisbane's early years operating from 1867 to 1932. W...  more »