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Address: East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Great history

Easy to find with plenty of parking. Very informative and can move at your own pace. Informative staff who are willing to help. Amazing to think the gaol was still open till the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The gaol was donation. As mentioned the history was written out in the sun. We didn't finish reading as too hot. I couldn't see it written anywhere how many people occupied the cells which would have been good Nice to see and as only donation entry fee was ok.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Tour is ok. No guide, just wonder around and read all about it. However, it was worth doing to see the conditions the prisoners lived in.

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is definitely Darwin's undersold tourist asset! Really don't know why the Hop on Hop off bus doesn't stop there, and it's nearest stop is a good walk (especially in Darwin's hot / wet weather). The displays, cells and information are excellent - clearly marked and it is easy to follow from one Block to the next. The story of... More 

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Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The gaol is ok. But I think to attract more visitors they should make it a little more interactive. Little things like in one of the cells dressing manikins up in the prison clothes and adding bunks etc to show how crowded it was etc. they had a little information on the gaol but it was along the front fence... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This Gaol is now closed and is open as an attraction there a lot of tin sheds from the old days so bring water as it gets hot in them during the wet season. Lots of information to learn including the last hanging that took place there definitely worth the visit and pop over the road to the Sailing or... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a great piece of History worth the visit, it was very hot the day I visited but amazing how cool the old cells are.

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Strathpine, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Take the camera people you will regret it if you dont. What a huge amount of history and some of the crimes that people were imprisoned for are almost comical yet still serious.Very eerie when you get to the gallows. A must see.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Easy to find with plenty of parking. Very informative and can move at your own pace. Informative staff who are willing to help. Amazing to think the gaol was still open till the late 1970's. Just stick to the paths where possible. I walked over the grass and got so many midgee bites

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

You must do this tour. It is free, parking is easy. The history and what happened in this place makes you shudder and realise what terrible conditions that the prisoners had to live under compared to today. A very valuable tour to take and did I mention it is FREE ENTRY. Come and learn about the history of Darwin -... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

it was an eye opener full of history admission is donation small compound really enjoyed our visit they lived in pretty primitive conditions

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