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Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We took a staycation to Q Station - we loved the beautiful surroundings and considering it's proximity to the city, it felt like a real escape from Sydney's hustle and bustle. Check in was friendly and welcoming (thanks, David!) and it was a quick shuttle ride to our Queen suite. The rooms have verandahs but they're simply partitions on the deck and our neighbours were already in residence, along with one of our chairs. The suites are clean and spacious, with bright modern bathrooms. The bedroom and sitting area both have french doors which is a really lovely feature. There was only one TV in the living area, it would have been nice to have one in the bedroom too. The queen bed was actually two singles pushed together which wasn't very comfortable and the pillows were flat rather than fluffy. Also either the walls were very thin or our neighbours were very noisy because we could hear almost everything they said, which wasn't exactly what we signed up for on our romantic night away, especially when we were woken at 2am in the morning. Breakfast at Views had all the usual favourites, and although it was buffet style, the hot food was fresh and replenished regularly. We did enjoy our stay but we'd have enjoyed it more if we'd have gotten a good nights sleep.

We visited here for a weekend. This was an amazing relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of Sydney. Considering this is so close to central Sydney this is an amazingly quiet and restful place. The history is all around. Visitors and guests, stay in converted original quarantine huts which have been converted and airconditioned/ updated. Accor have done an amazing job. Each accommodation option has ensuite facilities and verandas. The Centre axial Road divides the main accommodations and one becomes orientated quickly. Guests are free to roam around the national park site which is extensive and features wild endangered Bandicoots, (which are cute). There is a free museum which lays out beautifully the history of the quarantine station, (beside a free very private beach). There's also a description of the common major problems that troubled ships visiting Sydney Harbour which required quarantine. There are artifacts including actual passenger luggage. There is a wonderful massive auto -clave machine. It's also possible to walk up to the very historic Hospital with it's commanding view back towards Sydney. The Boiler house restaurant is particularly worth visiting. Come and enjoy the sounds of the birds, the salty air in the relaxing atmosphere.

Really is 7 miles from Sydney and 1000 miles from care. A country holiday in the city. The location is magnificent and the staff could not help enough. Would recommend it to anyone thinking of spending a weekend with friends.

After searching for somewhere in Sydney Metropolitan area for a night stay with something a little different, found the Q Station. This turned out to be a fantastic choice for a relaxing and more than just another stay in a hotel / motel with a spectacular scenic setting; accommodation with a difference and so much to do. If sit back and relax is your thing while taking in splendid views of bush land or Sydney harbour and native wildlife you will be at home here; if exploring and seeking out the history of the area and the old Quarantine Station there is plenty to take in dating back to the 1800’s. Or a swim on the secluded beach is also an option. The room experience we had was pleasant; the room itself was quite basic, functional and clean. The bed comfortable and bathroom / toilet reasonably spacious and bright (we had an en suite all rooms I believe are not the same). There was a TV in both the bed room and sitting area. There were chairs and a table outside the room under cover of the veranda to relax also. There was also tea and coffee making facilities in other areas along with sitting areas and areas to meet others. The dining (at the Boiler house) The restaurant sadly was nothing exceptional; the menu all round was rather limited we thought with the prices on the higher side of average as was the choice of wines. What we had was tasty but would not consider it great value for money. If staying again which is a strong possibility we would probably take a trip into Manly or surrounds to eat. A trip from the Q Station into Manly by taxi is approximately $12.00 /$14.00 including booking fees the return being slightly less. The only issue for some may be you are unable to take your vehicle to the room; there is a parking area near reception area from where they run a shuttle bus service to the rooms and other areas. In saying this it is a very efficient service where in you can call from one of the many phones around the site or your room and they will pick you up within 10 minutes, the service is free and runs 24/7 Our experience was the transport was efficient and the drivers courteous, friendly and helpful.

We recently spent a 3 day weekend escape at Q Station and we loved the feeling of being in a remote quiet location, yet 5 minutes from Manly. Our room was surprisingly comfortable and spacious with everything that we needed to relax during our stay and we loved the stunning harbour views from the verandah. There are plenty of great walks throughout the property and the onsite restaurants and cafes were really good and all of the staff that we met were genuinely friendly. We will definitely return and look forward to taking the kids next time.

Lovely old heritage buildings and our room was quite large, clean and still had the feel how it might have been back eighty years ago. Although, we have an en suite for our modern day stay Bed and pillows were very comfortable Good view of the harbour from our verandah. Went on the Ghost tour after dinner, our guide Snowy was wonderful, full of historical knowledge of the place as well as the fun of trying to see ghosts! A great experience all round, something different, so close to Sydney.

We had a quiet weekend without the kids and found the site and hotel a lovely peaceful getaway. The site is quiet and easy to walk around, the restaurant food and staff were delicious and welcoming. We enjoyed the break and would definitely recommend it and return again.

Excellent place to stay. Very different experience from your normal style hotel which made it so wonderfully interesting. Plenty to see and beautiful walks around the grounds with marvellous views every step of the way.

Fantastic tour guide. Tour guide was sensitive to kids that might scare more easily than others. Fun entertainment for families looking for a little more adventurous activities. Highly recommend. Book ahead to ensure you can take the tour you want on the night.

The room was great for a family: two separate rooms, one with a bed the other with a sofa bed. Kids did complain that there was no free wifi though. The site is amazing, unlike most other places you could ever stay in. Nice touches like the umbrella in the room. The private beach was great, as was the shuttle bus. Would definitely visit again.

1 North Head Scenic Drive Manly NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Business center

Within a short walk of Sydney Harbour National Park, Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park is within 2 miles (3 km) of Manly Wharf. This 4-star hotel has 84 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, a private beach, and free self parking. On the waterfront, the hotel is also close to Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and Manly Beach.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Boilerhouse Restaurant, which specializes in local cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All 84 rooms feature furnished balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and ironing boards.

Property features

Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park features WiFi in public areas, 13 meeting rooms, and conference space. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Queen Harbourside Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1061 reviews