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Dark and deadly deeds: Trial Bay Gaol sunset tour

Arakoon National Park


Wander through the old Trial Bay Gaol at sunset. Hear about the prisoners' crimes and deeds here during World War I.

Wednesday 10 April, Wednesday 17 April and Wednesday 24 April 2019, 4pm to 6pm.
Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon National Park
Easy. Suitable for older teenagers and adults. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult $20 per person. Child $10 per person. Family $50 for 2 adults and 2 children.

Meeting point
Main gates of Trial Bay Gaol in Arakoon National Park.
Bookings required. Phone the Trial Bay Gaol office on 02 6566 6168.
Also available on request, subject to availability.

Join this captivating tour of Trial Bay Gaol in Arakoon National Park. You'll discover the crimes committed by the public works prisoners here in the late 1800s, and how they laboured in vain to build the breakwater. Learn about the German internees during World War I, how they passed their time living in overcrowded cells and the death from a shark attack. Find out why they eventually set the gaol on fire.

Remember to wear closed shoes, a warm jacket and bring a small hand torch.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Looking thought the stone arches, Trial Bay Gaol. Photo: Debby McGerty