In the 21st Century, when you arrive at Q Station by boat, you will not be relegated to quarantine or kept here for 40 days. Formerly a place where migrants or people carrying infectious diseases were quarantined, Q Station has become a place of fun, interest, education, exploration and relaxation. It's a place to drop in for a quick visit, spend a day exploring, do a ghost tour, or one of the many tours or education programs. Alternatively, you may wish to run a conference, hold a wedding reception, check into the hotel for a few nights, or just come for dinner.
How you get here is another question. The conventional way to arrive is by car, or by Public Bus. Why not be different and see it from the water? After all Sydney Harbour is rather beautiful, especially on a fine day. On approach, for just a moment, let your imagination take you back to 1828 or beyond. You've been rocking around at sea for many months, probably seasick, and cooped up like cattle in smelly bunks. You now have the opportunity to set foot on land.
Fast forward to today. On approach, you see a golden sandy beach, a modern jetty, restored buildings and manicured gardens.
Once you arrive, take time to wander around the grounds and the beach. Explore the visitor centre and luggage museum, and stop for a coffee or snack. There's a lot more to discover, so plan ahead, and visit the Q Station official website.