Visitor Centre Museum & Café on Quarantine Wharf

wharf banners The Visitor Centre Museum & Café is open 7 days a week & features a free exhibition about the former North Head Quarantine Station and experiences, including reconstructions of First and Third Class ship cabins from the RMS Niagara.

There is an information desk where tour bookings can be made, a retail outlet featuring a collection of merchandise, souvenirs & café which has sandwiches, salads, cake, coffee, ice cream & more on offer.

Significant features associated with the building's former use as a luggage storage facility have been preserved and interpreted through displays and signage including the rails used by the luggage railway and the luggage racks used to store cases.

Enquire about or book tours, grab a delicious salad, coffee or cake and enjoy the beautiful relaxing views over Quarantine Beach, & Spring Cove.

Snorkel Hire

Explore North Harbour Aquatic Reserve just steps off Quarantine Beach @ Q Station Sydhey Harbour National Park - Manly.

Snorkel Hire now available from inside the Visitor Centre.

$10 for 1 hour or $25 for 4 hours. Adult & child sizes available

The Visitor Centre Museum & Café is situated on Quarantine Wharf adjacent to Quarantine Beach. It is open from 10 am to 4 pm every day & until 8 pm on Friday & Saturday. Snorkel hire is available during the following operating times from the Tours Desk inside. Conditions apply.

Operating Hours


Public Holidays

Christmas Day
10 am to 4 pm
10 am to 4 pm
10 am to 4 pm
10 am to 4 pm
10 am to 4 pm
10 am to 8 pm
10 am to 8 pm

11 am to 3 pm


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