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Q-Station, formally known as North Head Quarantine Station, is located at North Head Scenic Drive, Manly. Only a 5 minute drive from Manly's CBD, or 30 minute drive from Sydney’s CBD. A visit to the Q-Station and the museum is an enjoyable and free activity for the whole family. 

Due to its unique nature, Q-Station has a very important place in Australian history. The Quarantine Station is now listed as a heritage site and is situated inside Sydney Harbour National Park. There is so much to do at Q-Station. You can swim, snorkel, kayak, bush walk and simply relax. It is a perfect place to bring the family and experience the refreshing, restorative beauty of the Australian bush and the salt sea air.

Q-Station is renowned for its expansive, historic surrounds. The building was established in 1832 to quarantine early immigrants afflicted by disease until 1984. To this day Q-Station is still said to be one of Australia’s most haunted places, offering Ghosts tours to those who dare sleep the night.

Visit the Q-Station for spectacular vantage points over Sydney Harbour.


Experience ghost & paranormal tours, history lectures, education, accommodation, dining, massages, kayaking, yoga, wedding or conference facilities, a stunning public beach, a Visitor Centre with a cafe & free historical exhibit plus much more.

Cultural heritage:
"Sydney's immigrants, who started arriving in the colony from 1788 onwards, often brought communicable diseases such as smallpox with them. In 1828 Spring Cove, on the western side of North Head, was used to quarantine new arrivals. A permanent quarantine facility was set up in the 1830s, and it continued to operate until 1972. Vietnamese refugees were housed there in 1975 and Cyclone Tracy victims in 1976. It was finally closed in 1984. Today, it gives us a fascinating insight into the distances and hazards faced by immigrants - and the different social and racial attitudes they faced when they arrived here."

Source: Environment NSW – National Parks.

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