I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the Fishing Monthly Group and Australian Fishing Network.
I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
Take a ferry ride to Manly & learn more about the Q Station
I have been to the North Head Quarantine Station a few times now, and every time that I have gone I have found that I always learn and see something new. On Sunday the 20th of September the Q Station will be opening its doors to the public from 10am to 4pm.
The Q Station is one of Australia's most compelling and unique heritage retreats. The area has been preserved within 30 hectares of Sydney Harbour National Park at North Head and it is Australia's first and oldest Quarantine Station. It operated from 1833 to 1984.
You will find some spectuclar views from the Q Station.
While there, you will have around 65 buildings and several archaeological sites for you to explore. But you will find that in the short time it is open, you will not have enough time to see everything that the Q Station has.
Take a guided tour to learm more about the buildings at the Q Station.
If you are local you can just walk up the hill to the Q Station.
Catch a ferry from Manly to the Q Station.
Catch a ferry from the city.
Drive. There is plenty of free parking near the entrance.
So, if you have never been to the Q Station and you have always wondered what all the buildings are on North Head, then Sunday the 20th of September is your chance to go along to the Q Station Community Open Day and have a look around.
There is so much to see, you will surely have to come back again.
Take it from someone who has been there a few times, you will learn more each time you visit. It is truly a fascinating place where you will learn so much about what early settlers and migrants had to go through when they first came to Australia.