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“stunning location”
Review of Old Kingston Town

Old Kingston Town
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
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Sydney, Australia
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216 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“stunning location”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

amazing collection of convict ruins and fully restored buildings & all set in a stunning natural location. A photographers paradise

Visited August 2013
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Brisbane
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153 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“History made interesting”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We visited Kingston many times while we were on Norfolk Island. We did the tag-along museum tours and Life as a Convict Tours. The information from these tours really gave you a feeling for how life was in those early days. We were lucky enough to hear two differing perspectives about one aspect of when the Pitcairners were required to pay rent to the Australian Government. It was interesting to hear the different view of a museum representative and a Pitcairn descendant. I found the cemetery very moving, so many children died very young and so many of the soldiers in their 20's. Loved the geese walking around the ruins although you had to watch where you walked. Even for those not interested in "history" this is a really interesting place.

Visited July 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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74 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Interesting Place”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Great location and well looked after. Nice for walks too and of course all the history with some small museums.

Visited July 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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110 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Well worth a walk around”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We spent time wandering around the town and into museums. Very interesting checking out the history of the island .

Visited July 2013
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Albury, Australia
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Truly jaw dropping stuff - buildings beautifully maintained”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

There were great difficulties for the early settlers. It was amazing to meet and talk to descendants of the Bounty mutineers.

Visited June 2013
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