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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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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 NEW

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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
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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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18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

As far as Darwin city attractions go this is great. Lots of early Australia history here and some well preserved. Plaques, posters and photos make for interesting reading. I must of spent over 2hours walking around and its not a huge complex. Could do with a bit of help and TLC here and there though, a few areas were a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Although no longer in use the gail is an unpleasant reminder for those having been interned. The cells of course are now bare and empty but the historical value is very good and well worth a visit at any time.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place is spooky so don't go it alone. I stupidly did. Entry is by gold coin donation, and there is parking out the front, that isn't paid for. It's also not far from a couple of bus stops, but it's a decent and very hot walk from the bus stops to get to this place. Historically, the place is... More 

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