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Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area

Norfolk Island, Australia
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We were pigeon holed

John Christian gave us a very realistic brief as we toured the historic area. Hard to believe how... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
HACKER69
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AUCKLAND
Fascinating

Very well maintained and no charge to wander through ruins. Great experience to wander through the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen G
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Norfolk Island, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well maintained and no charge to wander through ruins. Great experience to wander through the past.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the not to be missed part of Norfolk. It is just worth wandering arond and taking in the history. You can spend as little or as much time here as you like. (We spent time there on five of our six days on...More

Thank brigadier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful island. Rich volcanic soil, magnificent (but useless for logging so they are still there) pine trees, very friendly locals, a surprising variety of activities available fir such a small place. I went there to compete in the annual Pacific triples lawn bowls...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most amazing thing about the convict ruins on Norfolk Island is their accessibility. You can drive right up to them, past them, through them, walk around and see everything you want for nothing. There are several Museums of worthwhile atefcats/displays/information which are fee-charging, and...More

Thank 842brucec
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The earliest Australian history 1788 is here, right here on N.I. First Fleet crew and convicts sent here to set up for future migration and settlement. At times it is nothing short of horror and awe at the incredible wonder of these English people coming...More

Thank Penelope M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

So much to learn about the history of this magic place. And whether you join the Tag-a-long tours or meander through the different areas at your own place, this is a "must see" on your visit to Norfolk Island

Thank TanyaYellowRock
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The ruins are second to none but need a tour guide for the first time to get the best out of the ruins and understand the design

Thank 835cdj
Reviewed 23 May 2017

What a great week with hire car. Half day visit to KIngston and the Historic Area is a must.To see all the old history still standing with restorations where possible was amazing. A walk through the cemetery takes you back through three ages from Fletcher...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Such a beautiful spot with such a sad history attached to it. If you can I would recommend the ghost tour around here as well.

Thank shazzybaby2014
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