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Old Kingston Town

Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia
+61 413 389 784
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Very painful history and sorry for all those souls. Sad but very enlightening. The test of... read more

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roshan w
Sydney, Australia
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I was drawn back to revisit this historical location, there is the ability to really travel back... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Penelope M
Agnes Water, Australia
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Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia
+61 413 389 784
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Reviewed yesterday

Very painful history and sorry for all those souls. Sad but very enlightening. The test of endurance by all those convicts. The foundation of Salvation they left behind for next settlers. Beautiful.

Thank roshan w
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was drawn back to revisit this historical location, there is the ability to really travel back into a time where life must have been so hard, so cold and cruel. Yet it forms so much of the earliest part of colonisation in Australia, it...More

Thank Penelope M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to wander around. the atmosphere is peaceful now but it was a prison and the history is very interesting.

Thank penny2924
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

must go on the tours to get the best but fantastic to walk around and get photo's. have now been back to Norfolk three times

Thank 835cdj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully maintained grounds and the fact that you can get up close and hands on is a bonus. You get a real feeling of what it would have been like all those years ago. A must do on Norfolk.

Thank conjolaround
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this with Pinetree tours, it was informative and interesting. The guide Max, had so much local knowledge, if you are interested in our convict history you will enjoy this so much. The graveyard was full of old grave stones, and so many sad...More

Thank alohaanne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must see part of our history... Well presented and very accessible. Great museums (4) with very friendly informative staff.

Thank Gordon_Smillie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in history this is a great place to visit, there are quiet a few buildings to see as well as museums. We would definitely visit here again .

Thank takmzg
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Old Kingston Town is an incredible place to visit, the history is both shocking and amazing to hear the changes over the last 200 years.

Thank jeff502016
Reviewed 15 July 2017

As conditions at Sydney town was becoming over crowded it was decided to send convicts to Norfolk Island named Old Kingston Town. Very strong buildings were built by convict labour. Many of the buildings are still standing and many have been renovated to show what...More

Thank Shirley R
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Robyn W
24 May 2017|
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Response from LucyKate | Reviewed this property |
To clarify and confirm the above - the works is at Cascade Pier on the opposite side of the island. Cascade is used for landing passengers and goods if Kingston is too rough. However, we were informed that it would still be... More
3 February 2016|
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Response from Crowey_12 | Reviewed this property |
I you're on Norfolk Island the3y have an office on Taylors Road which is the main street of Burnt Pine (the "capitol" of Norfolk). If you wanted to pre-book - try pinetree tours (google) Hope you enjoy.
3 February 2016|
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Response from LoeyLogan60 | Reviewed this property |
If you are travelling from outside Australia, you will have to enter Norfolk Island from New Zealand or Australia. You can either book your tours from a Travel Agent there, or from Pine Tree Tours once you're on Norfolk... More