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Q Station

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Q Station.

Getting there and parking

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    Q Station is located at North Head Scenic Drive, Manly NSW. The site is five minutes' drive from Manly and 30 minutes' drive from the city.

    For detailed instructions, please visit the Q Station website.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    To ensure low impact on this wonderful heritage site, Q Station has a shuttle bus service to transport guests from the reception to accommodation rooms and the wharf precinct. The shuttle service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    By public transport

    There is a free shuttle service that runs daily from Q Station to Manly, and from Manly to Q Station between 9am and 9pm. To view the timetable, visit the Q Station website.


    • There is a Visitor Centre and museum on site
    • Tour desk and guest services
    • Laundry facilities available
    • Conference and function space for hire
    • Bike, kayak and stand-up paddle board and games hire available

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Paddling safety

    To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.


    Disability access level - medium

    Assistance may be required to access this area. Wheelchair access may not be available on some Q Station tours.


    Access to the beach is prohibited in the evenings. You may enter to enjoy the beach during daylight hours only.


    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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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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