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Manly Quarantine Station

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Address: North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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+61 2 9247 5033

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History meets sancturay

The Quarantine or "Q" Station is a historical landmark on North Head in Manly that is worth a visit not just for the views but for the interactive education on health, immigrant... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
Natalie B
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Quarantine or "Q" Station is a historical landmark on North Head in Manly that is worth a visit not just for the views but for the interactive education on health, immigrant history and land preservation. The views are stunning especially for those arriving by water taxi or sea kayak which you can take from Manly Wharf. The museum is... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Billed as a historical place, I find this place a bit over-rated. All the cottages and buildings may have some historical significance but there is nothing remarkable about them. There is lot of greenery though and some spots in the premises offer a great view of harbor, and the ocean. Getting there on a public transport is not easy. To... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Set in natural bush land it feels like your a million miles away when in reality your only a few km from bustling cosmopolitan Manly. Rooms are ok, don't expect them to be more than what they are - refurbished heritage listed. Down side is the q station isn't well serviced by public tot but ambience surely names up for... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

We have visited the Q station twice now and both times loved the experience. It is worth booking yourself a tour as the guides are extremely knowledgeable on the history of the Station. After spending a day at the Station, take a walk to the North Head to see the 3rd and final Quarantine Station cemetery. The walk to and... More 

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Port Stephens, Australia
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

Went with friends including a year old. Stayed overnight and did the ghost tour walk. A wonderful time and I did see a ghost.

Thank Lisa T
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We took our kids to the 8pm tour, great fun they all enjoyed it. The tour was an amazing step back in the past with some great Insights how life was with the added drama of the ghost tour. Highly recommend

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Frriends and I travelled by public transport from western sydney, so it is a bit of a hike. There is an internal bus service to take you down to the musem section by the beach where there is a bench and table. Unfortunately the beach is fenced off but still lovely to sit there with sandwiches coffee etc. There is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Visited the museum and was very impressed, arrived early for the ghost tour so spent plenty of time reading all about the history of the station. Our tour guide was excellent he took us through lots of the buildings and grounds explaining all of the stories of the past and you began to feel for these poor people that had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to spend the day. So much to see lots of walking to be done, only one billion stairs to walk down, you will see what I mean when you get there! Not wheelchair friendly. It is a very peaceful place with beautiful old buildings and stunning harbour views. The cafe is quaint, staff are friendly and the pricing... More 

Thank Jenny R
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed on a coupon enjoyed very much , shuttle picks you up , great to have a drink as the sun sets on the shared balcony and watch the wild life appear , next time will stay longer , you can bring a push bike but is hilly

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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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