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St. Helena Island

Manly, Brisbane, Queensland 4179, Australia
+61 1300 438 787
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Nice day out

Jail history, lunch basket, nice day out suit all ages. Close to Brisbane lots of parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane Region, Australia
via mobile
Off the bucket list at last! and not disappointed!

Had a wonderful day out. Little apprehensive initially as the boat was filled with hordes of school... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deborah S
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Manly, Brisbane, Queensland 4179, Australia
+61 1300 438 787
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jail history, lunch basket, nice day out suit all ages. Close to Brisbane lots of parking. Everything smooth. We had a nice day!

Thank Oyadelta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful day out. Little apprehensive initially as the boat was filled with hordes of school children. The crew explained that we were the VIP guests and therefore had the front seats on board - which was very nice! The children went one way...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day out was very pleasant although we had most of the boat filled with school children. It was not what we expected as the boat crew were the actors in recreating the experience. A very good mix of facts and humour catering for the...More

Thank Mick T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a weekday along with a couple of primary school classes. At first we thought this would spoil the day, but in fact it made it even more enjoyable as the staff on the tour really got the kids involved and it was...More

Thank Daniele_Toni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aboriginals had to sleep in old tin hot shacks. Hot in summer, cold in winter, Very little ventilation. Small cabins housed other criminals. Many had not done bad crimes at all! The brick buildings still stand hovering over much cruelty conducted there. A fastinating place....More

Thank shelehutch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible Customer Service! The manager was rude and uncooperative. The small amount of information given was vague or inaccurate. He has no empathy or foresight and worse communication with staff than clients. Would not recommend for families with younger children unless you are willing to...More

Thank Keegan M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our day on St Helena Island aboard the Cat o Nine Tails from Manly. The day we went there were about a dozen adults together with about 60-80 school children and their teachers. We had a beautiful sunny day so the boat...More

Thank Petrolbomb
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Very entertaining tour guides with a very interesting insights into the island's history as a prisions. Picnic under the majextic trees was amazing and enjoyed walking through the meadow

1  Thank MMHOM
Reviewed 4 June 2017

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. The tour guides are truly expert at their subject,...More

Thank MrsMack130
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

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 tour is worth the...More

Thank zollcaro
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31 January 2017|
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Response from emSherwood | Reviewed this property |
The ferry 'Cat'o'NineTails' leaves the William Gunn Jetty, Wyvernleigh Close, ( near the swimming pool)at Manly on Brisbane's bayside on Wednesdays and Sundays. Get there early to park and find the place. The boat leaves... More
7 October 2016|
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Response from Knightley2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there - Yes our guide told us people do come over in their own boats but there's strict guidelines re rubbish disposal etc. so contact St Helena National Park Service to view the requirements. Don't forget without... More
Darren D
31 August 2016|
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Response from Anto62Frey | Reviewed this property |
Sorry late to answer, plenty of parking even on markets day