Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with a day to remember at Q. Forget the flowers and chocolate this year and instead gift her the most perfect day out in Sydney that she will cherish and appreciate forever at Q Station, located at scenic North Head, Manly, on the edge of Sydney Harbour.
To help you show the special mothers in your life how much you care, we have created a guide to the most perfect Mother’s Day out that you can take credit for!
Arrive in Style
See Q Station a different way and arrive by boat at Quarantine Station Wharf. Glimpse at the heritage-listed yellow buildings nestled amongst the bush as you round the bend at North Head and think back to what it might have been like to have this as your first view of Australia. Disembark from your stylish 12-metre cruiser and wander around the Wharf precinct. Enjoy a coffee and pastry from the café, learn about the fascinating history, and follow the stories of those passengers that arrived on these very shores hundreds of years ago. Book with Sydney Harbour Boat Tours!
Explore some History Together
While a visit to Q Station is an incredible experience, not just for its impressive Sydney Harbour National Park location varied flora and fauna, as well as endangered species like the eastern long-nosed bandicoots and little penguins, but the former Quarantine Station also comes with an incredible 60,000-year history of the local Aboriginal people and compelling historic stories of survival during the early migration and settlement. It was transformed from the often-harsh reality of a quarantine station to what we see today in the beautiful and peaceful location and experiences that the modern-day Q Station has to offer. Book a Quarantine Wander tour to discover more, they run daily at 11 am!
Mother’s Day Lunch at Boilerhouse Kitchen and Bar
This Mother’s Day every mum enjoys a complimentary glass of sparkling and dessert on us. Spoil mum with a three-course meal at Boilerhouse Kitchen and Bar! Select from our delicious dessert options including!
Take a scenic costal walk
A scenic, easy, and enjoyable coastal walk offers the perfect opportunity to walk off an incredible lunch. The Fairfax walk on North Head takes between 30 – 60 minutes to complete, the walk has exceptional views, and the track starts at the end of the North Head Scenic Drive and then loops around the top of North Head. The circuit has three lookout points offering postcard views over Sydney Harbour to the CBD which would create a picturesque backdrop for a Mother’s Day family photo to remember!
Relax on quarantine beach
Be sure to experience the natural beauty that Quarantine Beach has to offer while you’re visiting North Head. Only 200m long and facing northwest into Little Manly, the serene and peaceful Quarantine Beach offers a private and sheltered location hemmed in by rocks and a national park with silvery sand and clear, calm water. If you’re luck you might spot a Little Penguin off the shore.
Make it a Mother's Day weekend
Looking to top the perfect Mother’s Day out experience? If you are wanting to make the most of your visit to Q Station and transform the perfect Mother’s Day out into the perfect Mother’s Day weekend, an overnight stay in our boutique and historic rooms will give your special ladies a weekend away that they will always remember.
After such a perfect day out, wind down and relax enjoying a coffee at the Wharf Cafe as you await your ferry ride home and begin thinking about how you are possibly going to top this experience next year!