Cost: Free entry
Opening Times: Depends on the activity
Kiosk or Cafe: Yes
Parking: Small carpark near reception
Located at North Head, a short drive from Manly, Q Station was used from 1835 to 1984 as an isolation area in times of epidemic or for new immigrants suspected of carrying disease. It is rich in history and a fascinating place to visit. You can take a stroll and explore the museum or join a Quarantine Wander or Story tour.
But Q Station is much more than that and offers families many things to do including:
Ghost and paranormal tours
The Q Station is known to be one of Australia’s most haunted sites. Tours are available for families with children as young as 5 years. You will get to learn about ghosts, how to feel, see and detect paranormal activity and take photos in known hot spots.
Bushwalks with spectacular views
Learn about endangered plants and animals as you enjoy a bush walk around Q Station and North Head. Maps of the area are available from reception
After dark nature tours
An unforgettable and unique opportunity to experience nocturnal wildlife in its own environment using night vision goggles.
Swimming and snorkelling at Quarantine Beach
Discover some of Sydney’s natural treasures with expert guides and see what hides below the surface.
Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding
Explore Sydney Harbour and historical waterway on a kayak or stand up paddleboard. Tours are provided by Manly Kayak Tours
Wellness and fitness retreats
Structured programs are run by Lattitude 33, who offer various packages including yoga, bootcamp sessions, Qi Gong, Self development workshops and much more.
Enjoy lunch at Luggage Store Café, which is open from 10am to 4pm or dine at the Boilerhouse Harbourside Restaurant which is open for lunch on the weekends and dinner 7 days a week.