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Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area

Address: Norfolk Island, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I have seen the ruins many times - but every trip I discover a bit more - this time it was the somewhat morbidly fascinating steps to the gallows. The closeness of exhibits in the museum and hand on reality of the ruins is unlike any other. A poignant, reflective place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

You need help with exploring all of the amazing aspects of this very important part of both australias norfolk and pitcairn influences on this historical site. Tips The museum for a small fee offers great value for money A local man called arthur Evans offers an exceptional walking tour of the site. Good value for money .. 2.5hrs ... book... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We did the convict history tour around the area and found it to be very very interesting and well worth it. The area is beautiful and there is so many places to see and stories to learn. What is a shame though is that so many of the buildings you either can't enter or are being used as something completely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband especially enjoyed this area (history buff) - you can do a self guided walk around tour or go with one of the tour companies, which we did and obviously gives you much greater depth of what went on in this area.

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Meandering roads with low speed limits (max 50kph) through green countryside with well-fed cattle grazing on the roadside and feral chickens roaming around.

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QLD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A truely beautiful area rich in history. Very safe with much to do, visit a museum, check out the cementry, play gold, visit the prison and old buildings, take a walk on the beach, to the look out or old farm. Then you can have a swim at Emily bay beach area. So so beautiful, nearly litter free. Careful of... More 

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Lismore, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The half day tour was very well run and the history was presented in an interesting and entertaining way. The site is very scenic and has beautiful buildings, but there is a very dark past and the suffering endured by many who were early inhabitants is shocking. There is no fee for the site but there is for the Tour,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Every time we travel to Norfolk Island and wander around Kingston area we learn something new. Admittedly our last visit was before February 2014 which is the earliest date I could choose however we first visited Norfolk in 1978 for our honeymoon and have been returning ever since.

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Keilor, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Pride beams from this area...it is so clean and well maintained. Loads of history at your fingertips.

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brisbane
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This whole place is simply awesome.. from tip to toe.. sunset and sunrise throw the most amazing colours... check when the sunsets and sunrise times are along with the tide times for snorkelling. The history is terribly brutal and quite mind boggling when you think of what happened, the cruelty and the logistics... It is a beautiful place to wander... More 

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