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Boab Prison Tree

Derby - Broome Highway | 7 km from Derby, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
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Derby - Broome Highway | 7 km from Derby, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
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"sad history"
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"information boards"
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"piece of history"
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"australian history"
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"significant history"
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"interesting information"
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"worth the effort"
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"termite mounds"
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"worth seeing"
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"information provided"
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"the main road"
in 4 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 3 reviews
"short stop"
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"early days"
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"amazing sight"
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"boab"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our trip out to the tree. Easy to get to and interesting swimming pool built during WW2. History very well shown on the info boards.

Thank Barry T
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

A must see on your visit to Derby, only a short distance off the Highway. With many interpretive boards to read on the walk in. Thank you for your kind review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to see Easy access from the road with large parking, very short flat walk to see the place Very surprising treeMore

Thank Natjev
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The Boab Prison Tree is one of the easily accessed attractions when visiting Derby, just a short dirt road of the main highway sees you at this amazing tree. Be sure to have a look at the long cattle trough that runs along side the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tree has a sorry history but a visit is worthwhile to help understand the history of the tree and it’s significance to the local community

Thank Onthegokidintow O
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

One of the easiest access attractions on the Highway into Derby. Just a short distance off the road finds you at the Prison Tree. With lots of interpretive boards to read on the history of the area. A must see.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was certainly well worth seeing. The tree itself is huge but the information boards telling of the heart breaking history and use by"blackbirders" who stole young indigenous people and held them here before forcing them to dive for pearls was heart wrenching There is...More

Thank Pomboart
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

One of the easiest access attractions on the Highway into Derby. Just a short distance off the road finds you at the Prison Tree. With lots of interpretive boards to read on the history of the area. A must see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible sight for passing travellers - revealing some of the harsh facts about a bygone era. Interesting venue for all passers by. Natural phenomenon.

Thank Alison S
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, the Boab Prison Tree is a must see destination on your visit to Derby.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Prison Tree is just off the highest and worth a stop. At over 1000 years of age, the tree was used as a prison in the early days. There are information boards there which give additional information on the area.

Thank Paul V
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

A must see on your visit to Derby, only a short distance off the Highway. With many interpretive boards to read on the walk in. Thank you for your kind review.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was very interesting coming to see this huge boab tree with all the information also available to read. Would recommend visitingMore

1  Thank Linda B
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The Boab Prison Tree is one of the easily accessed attractions when visiting Derby, just a short dirt road of the main highway sees you at this amazing tree. Be sure to have a look at the long cattle trough that runs along side the...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Great little attraction with some history attached. Be careful on the road in, when I visited most of the track was washed away with large cracks and crevices.

Thank alisonparker6
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Due to a very wet, wet season the road is still a bit damaged but only a short distance off the main road. Definitely worth the effort.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful & very Old Prison Boab tree with so many years of history! There others in the area just as beautiful but not as big. The police use to house the Aboriginal & other criminals in this one! Most part of the tree is edible....More

1  Thank Jenny B
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

One of the easiest access attractions on the Highway into Derby. Just a short distance off the road finds you at the Prison Tree. With lots of interpretive boards to read on the history of the area. A must see.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

The fact that a prison in a tree is unusual is a good enough reason to stop but it makes such a striking photo with the deep blue sky beyond. Also as always in the outback other travellers will share a story with you

Thank venusbathstravel
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you for your review, a must stop on your journey through Derby.

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