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Address: East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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We visited the Gaol as a family of 4 adults. Overall it was a very interesting visit. I found the limited information available quite good. Looking forwarded to returning in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paula H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Gaol as a family of 4 adults. Overall it was a very interesting visit. I found the limited information available quite good. Looking forwarded to returning in the future to see the added resourses to improve the place. Really gives an insight to life back in ghe 1800s. Worth a look. And is free.☺

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Thank Paula H
Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

this was a very interesting gaol took awhile to look at. really enjoyed it and the history of the place.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Its the Darwin's last history for the executions! Its good the preserve this sort of history for public and mainly entry is free of charge.

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1 Thank kingsril
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Only opened in the wet season Saturday and Wednesday. The local plover was everywhere today. Good way to show the young where we have come from, which is not that long ago either when you think about it.

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1 Thank mgrocks
Brisbane
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We visited earlier in the week. Had to keep an eye out for the plovers. Would recommend it for a visit. Pretty surprising to see how recently the gallows were still in use. No entry fee so that was a bonus, glad to make a donation to keep it open for visitors.

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Kiama, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

My info is briefer than normal on account the PLACE WAS CLOSED when I showed up on a nice November Tuesday morning around 10.30 am. Turns out there is limited opening times in low season, something my expensive guide-book and even the joint’s own website don’t mention – for the record we are looking at WED and SAT only between... More 

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Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Love them even more when there's no entry fee! The only problem with this place is the nesting plovers down the back - nasty little swoopers...

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1 Thank Karen L
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A couple of kilometres from the city, entry to this old gaol is free. There were three of us there. My wife, me and someone presumably on security duty in the office, but you’re on your own rambling around the site. There are some signs and displays but no handout maps or brochures. It’s got toilets, a water fountain and... More 

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Thank Bob D
Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This gaol has a "cyclone room". You can feel what it was like to go through Cyclone Trace in 1974' it is very realistic and a great commentary. Although small the goal is quite interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

What a walk back in time! A very hot and humid day in Darwin but it didn't stop us enjoying what this attraction has to offer.

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