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Q Station Community Day- Shared Stories

Occupying a prominent position upon Car-rang-gel; Q Station remains a significant site for both indigenous and colonial history. A place of food, gathering and ceremony, the arrival of quarantining immigrant ships changed the narrative of our history. Come and discover these Shared Stories

Visit Q Station, the former Quarantine Station site at North Head on our Shared Stories community day. Free tours and activities will provide opportunities for visitors to discover the heritage significance of the site both for aboriginal culture and as a site where many newly arriving Australians took their first footsteps.

As an operational quarantine station for 156 years, our many heritage buildings remain nestled on the water’s edge, part of Sydney Harbour National Park. The day’s program will include a smoking ceremony, bush tucker tours; free walks with Eco tours or NPWS Discovery guide, tree planting with Heathlands; Quarantine Life tour, the stories of those who experienced quarantine; Quarantine to Q Station tour, the transformation of quarantine station to hotel; If Walls could talk tour, stories behind the poignant sandstone inscriptions; kids’ activities, open buildings, music and food outlets available.

Pre-booking for all tours recommended through Q Station website. www.qstation.com.au

Event date

Event Details

1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, New South Wales

Tour meeting points will be on site at two separate locations. Please check the program and map carefully and aim to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before departure. Numbers on tours are limited, pre-booking recommended.



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you need to know:
limited parking and pre- booking of tours through Q Station website recommended, no booking required to attend the open day itself.