Unique conference and accommodation facilities
From 1832 to 1984 the North Head Quarantine Station helped keep contagious diseases spreading throughout Sydney. If you were on a ship thought to be carrying diseases you put into quarantine.
Today it's open to a hotel, conference centre and restaurant complex known as Q Station. Part of the Sydney Harbour National Park it's also home to penguins, fantastic views and ghost sightings.
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Did you know we actually have penguins in Sydney? You?ll find them on the shores of North Head. There are truly amazing views too from Q Station, an historic immigration site which was used to incarcerate newcomers to Australia for over a century, from 1788 when Captain Hunter and Lieutenant Bradley landed on Quarantine Beach. The listed National Park property now runs ghost tours through its spooky surrounds. Just step into the old shower block where the poor quarantined people were washed with carbolic soap and hosed down with chemicals and you are transported back to a hideous time in world travel! The resident lady ghost at Grave Digger?s Cottage insists on the wardrobe doors being open. It?s enough to give you the chills even on the hottest summer?s day. Now though at least you can get over the experience and enjoy a beautiful lunch and a chilled glass of white in the lovely restaurant or stay over in luxury converted cottages if you are game...