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Manly Quarantine Station

North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9247 5033
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Interesting insight into Australias immigrant history.

Accessible from Sydney via the Manly ferry and a short bus ride, the Quarantine Station is a... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Andrew N
Colchester, United Kingdom
really intersting

This place is really interesting and on top of that is a nature reserve with some outstanding walks... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Ron L
Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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“ghost tour” (53 reviews)
“boiler house” (15 reviews)
North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9247 5033

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Accessible from Sydney via the Manly ferry and a short bus ride, the Quarantine Station is a fascinating place to stay or spend a couple of hours visiting, admittance is free. You can walk round the extensive site visiting the accommodation used by the first,...More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This place is really interesting and on top of that is a nature reserve with some outstanding walks and stunning views over the harbour to Sydney. Its a steep hill down to the town centre,ferry and shops.

Thank Ron L
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We were staying at the Q Station and spent quite a while walking around this historical site. The first thing that you sense is the quiet. You are right on one of the busiest harbours in the world and it is so quiet and peaceful...More

1  Thank Anita T
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Went on the ghost tour sleep over which runs every third Friday of the month. There were 16 in our group which was nice and small, and we were given Dominoes Pizza as supper. Settled into our rooms which were a various amount of bunks...More

Thank alycat5883
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We went to North Head/ Q Station because we had some extra time in Manly and we weren't disappointed. The walk - around 2 kms- gives great views of the harbour and the mountains with chirping colorful parrots and brown furry rabbits for company. There...More

Thank PSGothoskar
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The harbour views and scenic hikes could not be lovelier, but the ghost tours are not for the faint of heart. Close to Manly, although buses run infrequently so transportation a little inconvenient unless you utilize a car or taxi. Rooms are well appointed. A...More

Thank Shaun B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you have a fear of ghosts then don't do this tour. The guides are excellent and try to put a little bit of humour into the tour. There are definitely spirits at this station and my partner who is a little bit skeptical at...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the Quarantine Station for the first time, it's an amazing place. We just walked around on our own, walked down the 300 odd steps to the little beach and checked out the memorabilia in the building on the jetty. The Station can be...More

Thank Janice C
Reviewed 25 March 2017

A unique experience staying at the Quarantine station. You are transported to your room in a mini bus. Nice community feel with very comfortable modern accommodation. Delicious food and great service at the Boilerhouse restaurant, but our table did not have a view. Alfresco Breakfast...More

Thank Jaybeen
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A great place for the whole family. Bringing history to life, this is a must visit for everyone who loves Australia. The site is hilly and requires a certain level of fitness to get around. There is a free mini-bus from the reception to the...More

1  Thank KerryEastAnglia
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
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19 May 2017|
Response from kendobler | Reviewed this property |
Ferries leave from Circular Quay in Sydney to the Manly Pier, you can walk to the Quarantine station from the Manly Wharf but it is a fairly steep 40 minute walk.