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Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area

Norfolk Island, Australia
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Beautiful location and wonderful history

The location is perfect (on the beach) and the wonderful green fields and hills are a perfect... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ray G
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Australia
Wonderful history

Anyone who is interested in history will love the four museums. We took a couple of guided tours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue C
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"spent many hours"
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"poor souls"
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"old jail"
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"prison walls"
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"extra information"
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"port arthur"
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"lawn bowls"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed yesterday

The location is perfect (on the beach) and the wonderful green fields and hills are a perfect backdrop for the old buildings from colonial/convict days. some wonderful restorations and some perfect ruins all add up to a wonderful experience

Thank Ray G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone who is interested in history will love the four museums. We took a couple of guided tours which were very informative and interseting.

Thank Sue C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Norfolk Island really only has 2 salable commodities - history and scenery and Kingston combines these two in spades. The museum pass is a necessity so you can visit all 4 museums. They are small but offer different exhibits and the buildings themselves are attractions...More

Thank Denise E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just sooooo interesting wandering around here. So much history to absorb. No crowds, you can just take your time and soak it all up. I really loved just walking through this historic area but I really felt for those who lived here years ago and...More

Thank TvlBug67
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area of Norfolk Island is a must do. The history of the area was so well told by our tour driver, John Christian, a descendant of the island's original settlers. An added extra during our visit was the unloading of a supply boat. This...More

Thank muma-travel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a guided tour of the Kingston Area was were blown away with the History and the harsh conditions that were experienced here. Would definitely recommend a guided tour to get the ful history.

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Once again history draws you to this historic area, it is a harsh history but a lovely location. Enjoyed walking about and taking in the sights.

Thank 397debra
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Very interesting on the historical side. Highly recommend that you take a guided tour of this place as you need the story behind all the buildings and their remains. Definitely a must do !!

Thank Cheryl L
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

No trip to Norfolk is complete without at least a day spent in Kingston, the most feared penal colony of the British Empire and the second oldest town in Australia. Even if you don’t visit the museums it’s worth going to imbibe the history and...More

Thank wucie
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

My wife and I needed a few days just to be able to see and digest all the history and goings on in this precinct. Immaculately restored and looked after. Friendly and knowledgeable staff to assist with any questions.

Thank N2412CLchrisw
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