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Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area

Norfolk Island, Australia
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for history buffs

I struggled with the horror of the past but if you are a history buff this will tick your box! Take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LizNZ2014
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
historical

as with all of Kingston do this at your own leisure or with a guide tour or a tag a long tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TonyBBrisbane
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Brisbane, Australia
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“museum pass” (16 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I struggled with the horror of the past but if you are a history buff this will tick your box! Take a tour - it means so much more than just standing looking at something with no story

Thank LizNZ2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as with all of Kingston do this at your own leisure or with a guide tour or a tag a long tour . easily accesible by car and not hilling so its a comfortable walk for any fitness

Thank TonyBBrisbane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely green area with historical well kept ruins, museums and bookshop and loads of information about each ruin

Thank Francine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our annual trips to Norfolk Island, we usually stroll around the historic precinct. We haven't done a formal tour but have bought the Museum Pass which is excellent value. There are informative interpretive boards placed at points around the precinct.

Thank Tripmode33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large area, full of restored buildings of historical significance. The history is palpable. Need some extra information to enjoy the area. Used to be Sydney, then Kings Town. Highly recommended.

Thank Sydntooli
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This place is amazing. We did the tour with pine tree tours as the tour guides have so much knowledge. This was extremely interesting and well worth a visit.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This is a must so you can appreciate the horror that happened to a lot of everyday people who had been transported from their homeland. I could almost hear the cries of anguish and terror that emanated from within the prison walls and surroundings.

Thank pfg20082017
Reviewed 7 November 2017

You can wander around this area reading the landmark information boards and find out plenty of the old history. You can drive to each point of interest easily with plenty of space for parking. Some buildings are well preserved others are ruins but their purpose...More

Thank Hazel H
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Interesting and full of history - but also very chilling. Unfortunately, inhumane incarceration is still with us; this sheds a small light on our atrocious history. And it's good it hasn't been obliterated, history has not been sanitised.

Thank sooz160
Reviewed 18 October 2017

John Christian gave us a very realistic brief as we toured the historic area. Hard to believe how hard life was, for both convicts and warders,back in those early days. As we moved around we were followed by a local dark pigeon with a sore...More

Thank HACKER69
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