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Trial Bay Gaol

On a recent trip to Port Macquarie I stopped in at the Trial Bay Gaol! Great place to go see some history!


Trial Bay Gaol opened in 1886 as a works prison and utilised in World War One as a German internment camp, closed in 1918. It is located in the Arakoon National Park just 5 kilometres east of the coastal town of South West Rocks.

Open 9.00 – 4.30 daily

Gaol and museum entry; Adults $7.50 Concession $5.00
Family 2 Adults and 2 Children $20.00

Self-guided tours of the gaol are also available between 9.00am -4.00pm daily

Trial Bay Gaol is one of the most popular attractions on the mid north coast of NSW, Australia, with spectacular scenery ranging from the extensive gaol ruins, to the natural beauty of Trial Bay, the coast and beaches.
Visitors can camp or use the barbeque’s and picnic areas, tour the gaol and museum, go swimming or bushwalking .

  • Wayne Ferris - There great photos David better than I remember the goal being.September 9, 2012 – 9:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Dave Gosling - Ta mate! You better go back then! 😉September 10, 2012 – 5:02 amReplyCancel

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