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Boab Prison Tree

Derby - Broome Highway | 7 km from Derby, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
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“sad history” (6 reviews)
“the main road” (4 reviews)
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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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"piece of history"
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"the main road"
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"information boards"
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"well worth a visit"
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"significant history"
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"worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"termite mounds"
in 2 reviews
"history lesson"
in 2 reviews
"information provided"
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"australian history"
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"plenty of parking"
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"boab"
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"fence"
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"trough"
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"cattle"
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"sadness"
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Reviewed today

This is definetely a must stop, the tree is amazing it is so large and spectacular, plenty of parking is available.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another icon of Australian sad history. Hard to take in how it all happened. All the history is there to read.

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

It is a Sad history but history none the less. Just a short distance off the Derby Highway this is well worth the time to stop and have a look.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful but sad piece of Australian history and we are fortunate to still have it. It is one of the things that makes Derby worth a visit.More

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

Thank you for your review, yes it is a sad history. This is also one of the most easily accessed attractions of Derby being only a short distance off the Derby Highway, well worth a visit and spend time to read the interpretive boards that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this place at the info centre and lots of parking and a very short walk. We felt the signage on the other hand was not quite as good.More

Thank SandyFord16
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Boab Prison Tree is one of the easiest and most popular attractions in Derby, thank you for your review but would like to know what you did not like about the signage, was it the content, the conditions of the signs themselves, the signage...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to stop for a tea break or lunch. Interesting to see how big this tree has grown. Picnic tables around tree for lunch breaks.

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

Very nice place to stop for that morning tea break. Amazing amount of history to be read on the walk into the tree

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth driving in & having a look: had already checked out the one in Wyndham which was smaller longer & taller: this one held more was shorter & squatter

Thank Restless59
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

All boab trees are very unique and this one is no exception with a large amount of history surrounding this tree iti is well worth the stop when heading into or out of Derby.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visually interesting and equally as interesting information supplied. Worth a visit and not off the beaten track.

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

This is one of the easily accessed attractions around Derby being only a short distance off the main highway. Good stop off for that morning or afternoon tea break.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

History behind the tree makes it worth the effort to venture out. Beware of the mosquitoes and animals around the path to the tree. To think it was used as a prison is incredible... the prisoners must have been very small and/oe skinny to fit...More

Thank Jan D
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

This is a must for anyone visiting Derby, just a short distance off the main highway with lots of interpretative boards on the history of the area.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Visited here in 1979 and you could actually look inside the tree. The only way to truly experience the horror of this Jail. The stupid fence makes this attraction useless. I see the shire has put an ugly yellow fence around the Dinner tree Boab...More

Thank TheFranksta
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Boab Trees unfortunate do not last for ever and the shire are trying to protect the root systems to these very popular attractions before it's too late.

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

You pass this on the road to Derby so it's easy to find. The information displays are interesting but the background reflects a terrible period of history. Rather a sad atmosphere surrounds it in an area with lots of boab trees.

Thank cheshiretraveller57
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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Boab Prison Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

thank you for your review, the area is steeped in history and well worth the visit whilst in Derby.

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