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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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  • From the genuine, friendly greeting as we boarded the vessel, we had a good feeling about this day. The tour guide immediately began a hilarious, witty chat as we set out for this Morton Bay island. T...  more »
  • Qld may not appear to have the history of our southern states, but you don't have to look too hard to find a hidden gem - it is right at Brisbane's backdoor. Even if you are not a history buff this to...  more »
  • Evening tour of St Helena Island on the Cat O Nine Tails which departs from Manly Harbour was thoroughly enjoyable. To have history so close by that many locals (including myself) have never visited b...  more »