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Fannie Bay Gaol

East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ranked #21 of 43 Attractions in Darwin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Watch out for the nesting plovers. They were dive bombing people who strayed from the path. It was HOT DRY and gave a great feel as to how it was to be incarsorated in this climate. Overweight people just AINT! getting into those cells as the doors were only 45 cm wide! NOt really a lot to see.A little faded... More 

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Sydney
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163 reviews 163 reviews
60 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Worth a visit. No cost to enter. A little bit of history. So worth going for 1 hour. Not much shade. So wear a hat + sunscreen. Easy place to travel to. On the main road.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visited the Gaol and were really surprised in the way these prisoners lived. You can only imagine the terrible conditions during the top end wet season. We had a really good look around and it was fantastic to learn of the history of this particular Gaol. Recommended

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Darwin, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I enjoyed reading the history of the gaol. The conditions would have been very hard especially in the build up.

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Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The old Gaol tour must be done if in Darwin. Steeped in History it is mainly untouched and you get a real feel for some of the things that must have gone on within these walls. Gold coin entry but tip generously as it would be a shame to see this site removed from public view.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Interesting place not that big and it's good to get entry for free ! But I would recommend you go in the arvo when it's not as hot !

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Chester, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Perhaps a bit morbid, but it was really interesting to have a wander round here and experience the cells and the different areas of the gaol. Particularly enjoyed the hanging area (so very morbid yes!) and the fact could get so hands-on with exhibits and even sit on the prisoners' beds! Donation entry so very good value and well worth... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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101 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This old gaol of fannie bay, a lot of the buildings are still the same as the once were minus a few areas that disappeared with cyclone tracy, a lot of history around the gaol as well, recommened,

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Sydney, Australia
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55 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The jail has an interesting history such as hosting 10 hangings between 1893 and 1952, enduring several severe cyclones and releasing all prisoners in 1942 so that the the site  could be used by the military. The history is well documented  on several plaques attached to the wall  near the entrance. Each building had an interesting story including  the vacant... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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78 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We drove straight past this place at first, there isn't much signage. Once inside we paid our donation and set off exploring. The kids were spooked by the small doorways to the cells. It was excellent wandering around seeing the different cell blocks. While it was very interesting it gave me a queasy feeling in my stomach.

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