St Helena Island National Park, Brisbane

4.6
#1 of 6 in Transportation in Brisbane
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to St Helena Island National Park and many more Brisbane attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Brisbane trip planner .
Create an itinerary including St Helena Island National Park
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
St Helena Island National Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
373 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • From beginning to end this tour was very informative and lots of fun. Our guides, one Gaol officer and one prisoner (with the help of two other prisoners) certainly knew the history of the island, our...  more »
  • We did the dinner cruise to St Helena Island with Cat O'Nine Tails cruises. This was a unique experience and very entertaining. Dinner was not extra special but there was plenty of it. Once we got to ...  more »
Google
  • 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
Places to stay near St Helena Island National Park

Plan your trip to Brisbane

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Brisbane

View all >
4.8
Duration: 5​h
4.5
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Parks in Brisbane

4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Brisbane

4.5
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Brisbane

4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 8​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h

Nearby attractions in Brisbane

5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min