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Old Kingston Town

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Address: Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia
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Historic Ruins

Historic ruins in well kept grounds, reminded us how lucky we are that we were not born in this era. outlook of the area was breathtaking. Buildings preserved well

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Ipswich, Australia
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Cockatoo, Australia
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Museum pass is a good buy as it allows entry to all 4 places. including a tag a long guided tour twice to different places. Most not open on Sunday.

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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Historic ruins in well kept grounds, reminded us how lucky we are that we were not born in this era. outlook of the area was breathtaking. Buildings preserved well

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a good few hours wandering amongst the ruins, I don't know how the convicts survived there time, horrific times, very cruel jailors. Facinating to see and hear stories.

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Kyogle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole area around Kingston is a must see. See the history and the restored buildings if you appreciate Australian history. After the first fleet, as well as the 2nd settlement ( much more horrifying) and the third part about the bounty mutineers. Fantastic stories.

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Thank Denis E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The various museums are really well laid out and very informative. You can spend days here poring over all of the photos and stories, such a lot of rich history in a competitively short time. The locals are a major asset sharing their passion and knowledge

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Canberra, Australia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Kingston Town is the picture postcard Norfolk Island. Ruins, beached boats, historical buildings, fascinating museums, wonderful views, and cows. An essential stop, or two, on any Norfolk visit.

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Thank LucyKate
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Norfolk Island was settled less than two months after the landing of the First Fleet at Botany Bay. It has four distinct history periods, the last still ongoing. Kingston holds relics and museums of each of the four periods and if you are a history buff, or even just a little interested in Australian history, the KAVHA area will keep... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is much to see in old Kingston Town it would be best done with a tour guild , as there is so much history involved .

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite possible to go around it your self, but I would definitely recommend a tour. You learn so much

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Thank HKinsey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this as a tour on our second day on the island and found the guide very knowledgeable and extremely interesting. We also drove down to this area several times during our stay and wondered around this intriguing area of the island.

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