Manly Boat Harbour, The Esplanade, MANLY, QLD 4179
Cat-o-Nine-Tails Cruises offers daily tours from Manly to St Helena Island National Park for a historical day trip with lunch, or a ghost tour of the prison at night, with dinner included. A modern 17-metre catamaran, Cat-o-Nine-Tails takes only 30 minutes to reach the island from Brisbane's bayside suburb of Manly.
In 1997, Cat-o-Nine-Tails Cruises established the St Helena Theatre Troupe, a multi-skilled band of actors, singers and minstrels who have been comprehensively trained in the island's history. Their "first person'' interpretation of St Helena's history by using drama is unique for a historic site in Australia and has been highly acclaimed.
St Helena is Queensland's most historic island, and its beautiful national park is within just four kilometres of the mouth of the Brisbane River. For more than 60 years it was home to hundreds of society's outcasts, for here stood colonial Queensland's foremost maximum-security prison for men.
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Manly Boat Harbour, The Esplanade, MANLY,
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