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Quarantine Station

#4 of 24 Tours in Manly
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Address: 1 North Head Scenic Dr, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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+61 2 9466 1551
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Walk one of Australia's most beautiful and haunted sites - the former...

Walk one of Australia's most beautiful and haunted sites - the former Quarantine Station in Manly. Listen to stories told by your guide of paranormal activity & ghosts encountered here. We run history, ghost & paranormal tours ranging from 45 minutes to overnight!

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Ghost tour

Fascinating look around the quarantine station as part of a ghost tour at night. Very informative, something different.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Debbie S
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating look around the quarantine station as part of a ghost tour at night. Very informative, something different.

Thank Debbie S
Queensland, Australia
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384 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Great history lessons. This is defiantly a must stop. Free to walk around. Wish we would have called a head and booked a tour. Only the 24 hour hop on hop off ferry stops here, though you can take a bus or hire a bike from Manley. I think you may be able to by a one way ticket with... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We went on the Ghost Encounters tour. Upon arrival you can either park and get the Q station hopper bus or walk down to the wharf where the tour begins. The museum was not open so the only toilets were located inside the restaurant. The tour was quite long since it lasted from 8pm - 10.30pm. Be warned, the website... More 

Thank HHenry789
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Got here late in the day but still had time to visit. You have to park in the car park and get the shuttle bus down to the main area. The Wharf and surrounding buildings are worth a visit and you certainly get a feel of what it would have been like to have been there. The museum was very... More 

Thank quarryhouse99
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We were excited to venture out on our Ghostly Encounters Tour! Bob, our guide, was great. He provided some history of the buildings & had some very interesting personal stories which he shared with the group as we visited each location. He also encouraged the group to share their own experiences. Starting in the wharf precinct, we were encouraged to... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Wife and I visited for the Extreme Ghost tour. We had previously done the standard Adult tour a few years ago so were keen for a step up with respect to stories etc. Tour group was great but a little let down by the tour content. Definitely not any more extreme than the standard tour. We learnt more about the... More 

1 Thank Troy S
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

My wife and I booked on a tour ofd this former quarantine station in Manley for a cost of around £12 each. The tour lasted about 90 mins and gave a history of how immigrants with potential diseases were quarantined before being released into Australia. Lots to see and do and good value for money.

Thank ChrisGibbs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Thank you so much to OzPara Tech, Roman and Anne for an amazing first time at sydneys Q Station. With loads of information and tones of experiments/activities thought out the night, one will never get bored. I had some experiences of my own witch I cant explain. One being where I was woken up with the feeling of being cut... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

The kids and I had a great time on the ghost tour. Our guide Mel had some fantastic stories to tell that were kid friendly but exciting to experience. I've lived in the area most of my life but never had visited before nor understood the history. Thanks so much Mel for the spooky night!

1 Thank Gabrielle W
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Loved the Ghost Tour at the Quarantine Station! The Quarantine Station is an amazing piece of history located a stone's throw away from Manly. We enjoyed some drinks and dinner at the bar prior to the tour at 9pm. Definitely recommend it as a nice place to chill out as the sun is going down. The actual tour lasted around... More 

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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 Harbor 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 as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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