My husband and I took our 10 year old grandson on the 'wharf wander' 45 minute tour at very short notice. We were the only attendees and our guide Sarah asked what we were most interested in. Grandson said diseases, so she focused on that aspect of the station.
We had last toured the station in 2006 before the hotel was built so we noticed some differences e.g. the dormitory blocks are not available as they are now part of the hotel.
We all greatly enjoyed the tour, Sarah is very knowledgeable and paced it just right for a very inquisitive 10 year old [and the oldies]
The tour incorporates the shower buildings where the unfortunate quarantined suspects had to be disinfected, the autoclaves where their luggage was disinfected-or more likely, ruined, old hospital buildings, the morgue, and a close up look at ‘graffiti' marks left by some who stayed there. It was a gorgeous sunny winter day, and after the tour we went whale watching at North head [ yes we saw some]
Grandson loved it and next time he is in Sydney we will do a longer tour.
There is a very good history of the Q station museum on the wharf-that is free to visit any time.
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