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Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area

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Staff at the Reasearch Centre were very helpful. The surprise Reception at Government House was a real highlight of the tour. Red Hatters love dressing for a glamorous event!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Staff at the Reasearch Centre were very helpful. The surprise Reception at Government House was a real highlight of the tour. Red Hatters love dressing for a glamorous event!

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Penrith NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you visit Norfolk Island you visit this area ... ...it's as simple as that. Norfolk Island has a rich history in its convict past and visiting this precinct will immerse you in that. There are plenty of tours, both day and night, that focus on this amazing part of Norfolk's and Australia's history. Do some tours, which will give... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This precinct is amazing - well kept and so much to offer. If you are a history buff you will want to keep returning to KAVA as there is so much to see and take in.

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The island offers such great tours, with great attention to detail, and very helpful to those who are not all that mobile.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fascinating area, needs a lot of time spent here to get the full picture. Lots of information in all the museums.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area is really steeped in history of the penal settlement of days gone by. Some buildings have been restored to reflect its glorious past. Interesting to wander through the convict ruins and read the plaques of the history of this place

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

When going through this area you just have to spend the $25 for the 4 tag-along tours and admission to all the museums. The history is certainly different to the movies' portrayals. It is on a par with Port Arthur but , when yoyo hear the history you understand why

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We purchased Museum passes for $25.00 was money well spent. This included a tag a long tour over 2 days. The historians were so informative. You could visit the museums as many times as you wished

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

UNESCO world heritage site. You can wander around at will or join a group tour, visiting the museums with informative guides. The beautiful coastline belies the awful conditions the prisoners faced but now the lovely friendly islanders welcome you. Lots of history, good food , walks in the national park and a pristine beach.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a world heritage site - something I didn't know until I visited. Buildings and entire area very well maintained. Quite a surprise to visit beautifully restored Georgian buildings. The whole area is immaculately maintained - mobile lawn mowers. (free range cows) We picked up a detailed brochure and went on the self-guided tour - well sign posted with... More 

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