Manly Quarantine Station

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Manly Quarantine Station
4.5
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Neighbourhood: Manly
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 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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Ann Z
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Good Experience
Jun. 2021
Lot of equipment provided for ghost hunting, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Plenty of time to investigate each area
Written 7 June 2021
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lachie255060
Sydney, Australia206 contributions
History tour
Jun. 2021
We did the history tour with Ross who was fabulous, enthusiastic guide. There were only four in our group and he realized we were interested so extended the tour giving us more details and personal reflections. The Q Station has such an interesting, although often sad, history. This was marvelous experience. Although the Q Station is free to wander around, it is better to take a guided tour so you know exactly what you are looking at.
Written 1 June 2021
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Neville R
Wollongong, Australia80 contributions
Great location excellent Boilermaker restaurant
May 2021
Great stay. Went on the 11am Q Station tour first very informative, then had lunch and booked into our accommodation. Block P23 Harbourside Queen being up the back near the conference block. Not really harbourside but did have a small view. Accommodation clean and comfortable. Nice walking around the property. Very hilly so need to be mobile but you can call the station vans to take you where you need to go as cars are not allowed on the site. Dinner was faultless at the Boilermaker Restaurant, absolutely loved it. $60 or $80 courses with some extras. Great unique atmosphere. Food was delicious thoroughly enjoyed it. Great affordable relaxing night with Accor free accommodation night and 50% off our meal for dinner. Will definitely be back. Stopped off at nearby zoo on way home.
Written 30 May 2021
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Amy B
Kiama, New South Wales, Australia9 contributions
More chance of seeing a ghost at Warringah Mall
May 2021 • Couples
This tour would be more successful with:
-Smaller more intimate groups
-Bigger gaps between groups (we had to wait for the large group before us to leave a building so we could enter - noisy and chaotic - not conducive to ghostly sightings.
-More actual history and less “psychic speculation”
-Hard to hear tour guide when loud noisy parties happening in adjacent buildings.
-Would be good to have at least a lantern in each building as we couldn’t see a thing let alone a ghost.
-Dissapointing
Written 30 May 2021
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Robbie431
Adelaide, Australia44 contributions
Fantastic experience - definitely recommend 😃👍🏽
May 2021 • Solo
It was a good all round experience. The people were professional and approachable. Some tours the people can be a bit austere but this crowd was great. I did miss the intro as to whether people were instructed to leave their mobiles on flight mode as to not do so gives the K2 meter a false reading. I just couldn't shake the feeling someone had not done so.
Written 19 May 2021
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Carolyn B
Sydney, Australia65 contributions
Great location full of interesting history and worth an overnight stay
May 2021
My daughter and I had a lovely overnight experience recently at the Q Station, Manly. Our room with Harbour Views was well appointed and there are lots of walks to do which give a great insight into the history of this old Quarantine Station. Our dinner experience at The Boilerhouse Restaurant was most enjoyable - great food and good friendly service. There is a choice of a two course or three course menu on offer - we chose the three courses and were not disappointed with any of our dishes. We also booked the Wharf Wander Tour on Sunday morning which was most interesting and informative. Our guide, Snowy, was excellent and gave us a good amount of history and detail of what life would have been like for the many individuals and families that had to stay in quarantine when they first arrived in Australia. The Museum at the Information Centre is also worth a visit.
Written 17 May 2021
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Nat G
2 contributions
Loved this experience
May 2021 • Friends
The atmosphere is constantly eerie and an overwhelming experience (in a good way)
Loved every bit of it
Written 15 May 2021
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Maddy Younger
4 contributions
Very interesting
Apr. 2021
We loved visiting the Quarantine station with the family, was great to look around and admire the view and listen to all the stories about the area.
Written 29 April 2021
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia16,461 contributions
Great museum
Apr. 2021
We caught an historic Freshwater class ferry at noon from Sydney's Circular Quay to Manly and after a picnic near the beach, the route 161A Sydney Buses to Q Station.

It was a pleasant roadside walk admiring native birds, eucalypts, numerous flowering Coast and other Banksias and smaller shrubs.

We descended more than 200 steps on what was once the funicular railway from the beach to the quarantiners' accommodation and later, pausing a while every now and then, ascended it.

I lived the historic buildings' external colour schemes that matched Victorian era practice. It was similar to how many weatherboard Sydney and NSW railway stations are painted.

The beach is idyllic.

The cafe looked rather rudimentary and on a Friday afternoon was poorly patronised.

Walking back, the driver of the free shuttle bus kindly stopped and insisted we board.

The Q Station free museum is very good at informing visitors about the varied site history.
Written 25 April 2021
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LakeMacquarieLisa
Lake Macquarie41 contributions
Even the GM has no interest - Don’t waste your money at G & Tea House - High Tea
Feb. 2021
An extremely unprofessional experience at G & Tea House - an occasion for Christmas / Birthday of a High Tea for my mother in law, daughter and sister in law, one that I was embarrassed to have taken them too and had driven 2 hours to attend, and then 2 hours to return home.
The booking was for an inside table to accomodate my 86 year old mother in law on a summers day, I had confirmed this twice, only because I had not received the sms confirmation as expected.
We were seated on the front balcony in the heat, we contended with ants, heat, my daughter looking for staff after 45 minutes to order a drink. A further 30 minutes for the drinks and then asking sometime later when the food would be served.
The $70 per head was simply disgraceful for what was a few sandwiches and cake slices.
We were not given plates, cutlery or serviettes until we asked when the cakes were served. They simply would not have arrived.
On leaving we noted others with table settings, scones, preserves and more variety in the petite cakes which we did not receive. Other patrons were complaining to their parties about the service and cost also.
I called the following morning to ask who the manager of Q & Tea House was to direct a complaint towards, and was told to direct the complaint to the General Manager,
Mr Carrodus.
I sent an email to Mr Carrodus on 21/2 and followed up 1 week later on 1/3 to ask if he had received the email, giving him the benefit of the doubt and leaving my contact details.
No reply.
I called again on 12/3 - nearly 3 weeks after my complaint was made and yet again left my contact details, of course I have had not had the courtesy of a reply.
There seems to be quite a number of other dissatisfied diners / guests who have written about their experiences.

My take away from this is if the person you are asked to contact - the General Manager of Q Station, Mr Carrodus is so disinterested in his guests experiences, they do not deserve our patronage and as hospitality work has been so detrimentally effected by COVID, I am simply gob smacked by the quality and customer non service provided by this Accor property.
Written 22 March 2021
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