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Q Station

Sydney Harbour National Park

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A visit to Q Station, once North Head Quarantine Station, is a great experience. Take one of Sydney's best ghost tours, try the restaurant, or stay overnight in heritage accommodation.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cottage
Bedrooms 106
Maximum guests 160

Available on the Q Station website.

Bookings Bookings are essential for accommodation, dining and tours. Phone 02 9466 1500 or visit the Q Station website
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A visit to Q Station in Sydney Harbour National Park is a great experience for all ages.

Q station is a hotel that can be booked for conferencing and events, but anyone can enter and visit the café, restaurant, museum, or visitor centre. You can also visit the beach between sunrise and sunset, and hire a bike or a kayak. Manly is just a few minutes away for entertainment, nightlife and iconic Manly Beach. All this combines to make Q Station a wonderful place to stay, relax and enjoy the best of what Sydney has to offer.

Q Station was established in 1832 to quarantine early immigrants afflicted by disease. You can book a ghost tour, history tour, or a school excursion at Q Station. These tours tell the stories of the quarantined; tales of love and loss alongside themes of cultural and social change, medical history and progress.

Q Station dedicated a section of land as a Peace Park in May 2019. Peace Parks symbolise a commitment to tolerance, non-violence, protecting the environment and accepting diversity.

Take a virtual tour of Q Station captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Fort Denison heritage collection project

Fort Denison is home to a wealth of historic heritage. The Fort Denison heritage collection project invited volunteers to locate, identify, document, conserve, interpret and make accessible the heritage collections in Sydney Harbour National Park. This allowed NPWS to engage with the community and ensure our collections are protected.

 Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Park info

  • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Bradleys Head: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head: $5 per vehicle per day. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Coin payment available at Fairfax carpark machines only. Chowder Bay: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully. Park’nPay: You can also pay for your visit to any area via the Park’nPay app.

    Other fees:

    Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.

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