St Helena Island National Park, Moreton Bay Region

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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  • A great day out , catch the Cat-o-nine tail yacht at Wynum Marina and cruise across Moreton Bay to the Little historical Island of St Helena, A old Penal Colony which housed Queensland most...  more »
  • A lovely boat rode over to the island. Lots of information by the guides. Super cool. I suggest you take 6 litres of water for two people, inspect repellent and apply on boat, sun screen and apply...  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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