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St Helena Island National Park, Wellington Point

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Historic Walking Area · Scenic Walking Area
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Originally used as a colonial prison, St Helena Island National Park 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. Work out when and for how long to visit St Helena Island National Park and other Wellington Point attractions using our handy Wellington Point trip planner.
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  • Took a tour to St Helena island with Cat o 9 Tails. We thoroughly enjoyed the day trip. The tour guides were awesome withfull of stories of the island as well as its history. Recommend it to... 
    Took a tour to St Helena island with Cat o 9 Tails. We thoroughly enjoyed the day trip. The tour guides were awesome withfull of stories of the island as well as its history. Recommend it to...  more »
  • We loved our day trip to St Helena Island with Cat O'Nine Tails Cruises. Although we've lived in Brisbane for many years this was our first trip to this national park and historic prison site. The... 
    We loved our day trip to St Helena Island with Cat O'Nine Tails Cruises. Although we've lived in Brisbane for many years this was our first trip to this national park and historic prison site. The...  more »
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  • Fantastic history about Queensland and Brisbane colonial settlement. The guys at St Helena Island Tours do an amazing job bringing the history to life. A great tourist destination and definitely worth a visit if you are in Brisbane. Great views back to the city and suburbs as well
  • Highly recommend the Cat o Nine Tails Cruises guided tour to St Helena Island. The guides were very informative and passionate and they knew their history of the island and the prison. Every question was answered without hesitation. They were friendly and accommodating to everyone in the group. They also have a courtesy van to help anyone who found it hard to do the walk around the island. One of the best day trips our of Brisbane!

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