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St. Helena Island

Manly, Brisbane, Queensland 4179, Australia
+61 1300 438 787
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so very well done

The Cat O Nine Tails catamaran takes you on the short journey to the island from Manly and the fun... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Perth, Australia
Informative & Great Day Out

This is a must do day out in Brisbane! A hidden gem with so much history. The staff who take you on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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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."
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (30 reviews)
“moreton bay” (25 reviews)
Manly, Brisbane, Queensland 4179, Australia
+61 1300 438 787
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Cat O Nine Tails catamaran takes you on the short journey to the island from Manly and the fun starts on the boat. On the day we went, there was also a school excursion. The guides, dressed as warders and prisoners, took control immediately...More

Thank Austyannie
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must do day out in Brisbane! A hidden gem with so much history. The staff who take you on the tour are excellent. There is a lot of walking and you are in the sun for most of the day, so make...More

Thank Jules442014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ruins are great, but what makes it all so wonderful, is the very professional and well-rehearsed commentary

Thank NiftyNorm
Reviewed 14 September 2017

As mentioned in previous reviews, there is a bit of walking which could be unpleasant with really hot weather. However there was a Nissan el grand for the oldies 😊 the guys (3) who did the tour were totally awesome. They brought the convict history...More

Thank cutelizzy
Reviewed 12 September 2017

quiet a nice day..smooth trip...interesting story of the convict days told by 3 very professional convicts (actors) a lot of walking..no facilities on the island other than toilets...small museum..lunch provided but no food on the island so all brought with the boat ..difficult to provide...More

Thank wilkdig
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We had a school excursion to this unbelievable place. Travel by boat. There was a fun area with slides. A good history lesson. Beach area scuba diving and dolphin feeding. Kids had a great time.

Thank DJANGO000
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We enjoyed a great day cruise to St. Helena Island, sight seeing over the convict settlement, lunch was supplied and informative guide of island was uplifting. Great experience overall.

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Take a short boat ride from Manly Boat Harbour to vist this historical convict settlement. See the remains of the oild prison.

1  Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Wow... Friends told us about this place and we thought it would be a little boring, but worth the try. From the get go, the guys are quite entertaining and in character. They made the cruise there a lot more enjoyable, and the information was...More

Thank LuizPrebianca
Reviewed 6 September 2017

From the moment you board the boat you know it is going to be a great day out. The two tour guides, who are dressed for the part and have a wonderful sense of humour, make an historical outing an interesting and intriguing day out....More

1  Thank jetaway08
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estol a
26 September 2017|
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Response from Trev G | Reviewed this property |
It's a ferry from manly marina
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