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St. Helena Island, Brisbane
(4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • If you like history and penal settlements, then this is a must visit.Really interesting and lovely spot to visit. Make sure you take insect repellent as the mosquitoes are ferocious 
  • Our day began at Manly Harbour boarding the Cat'o'Nine Tails and a very pleasant 30 minute trip across Waterloo Bay to St Helena Island, a former prison island and now a National Park. The trip was ma...  more »
  • This island is highly recommended to visit, to my personally I liked much, above all by the type of ancient buildings which has. Is a place historical.
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