St Helena Island National Park, Wellington Point

#3 of 105 in Things to do in Moreton Bay Region
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Scenic Walking Area
Originally used as a colonial prison, St Helena Island National Park is now a national park and heritage-listed island. See ruins of several prison buildings and old convict settlements. Explore the remains of butcher’s shop, bakery, and the spring in the center to learn about the island’s reputation as a self-sustained model prison. As part of Moreton Bay, the island is home to many migratory birds and an important bird area. Explore by yourself, or go on a historic tour, including a ghost tour. Bring sunscreen and water. Work out when and for how long to visit St Helena Island National Park and other Wellington Point attractions using our handy Wellington Point trip planner.
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  • Highly recommend a visit. Very few facilities on the Island and those are basic. If you need it take it, especially lots of water, sunscreen, and insect repellant, but otherwise try to minimise...  more »
  • The tour guide got our surname wrong and set us aside when we wanted to board asking for a confirmation email to show him...our names were on there...he just got the name wrong....the walk is up hill....  more »
  • Fascinating island just a few kilometers off Wynuum foreshore. Listed for heritage reasons, the park includes early prison ruins, remnants of past agricultural activities and a small museum. Regular tours run from Manly Boat Harbour allowing access to the National Park.
  • Great day out. So much history. No so much fun for young kids, but teens and above s high old love it
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