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The Luggage Store Cafe & Museum

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Address: Q Station, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9466 1500
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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great history.

great point of interest and good spot for photos and coffee. would recommend for anyone that hasnt seen sydney

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
Rachel S
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stumbled on this small museum when we were walking around historic quarantine station. It has a small but nostalgic collection which is interesting and the coffee shop was a welcome surprise, a lovely spot to sit in the sun and a special view, the old rock carvings are amazing. Well worth a visit by foot or by ferry

Thank Helen Y
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This very interesting museum is free to walk through or you can book a tour. The museum has stored a number of gravestones dating back to the 19th Century. Make sure you also look at the names of ships carved into the rock face outside the museum. The museum and café is situated near the wharf. Catch a ferry across... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

great point of interest and good spot for photos and coffee. would recommend for anyone that hasnt seen sydney

Thank Rachel S
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

When you book your tour, you will see the luggage store and museum. The museum part of the complex is fascinating and full of history. As you approach the cafe and museum be sure to look at the rock wall face where you will see many inscriptions of patients who had to stay at the quarantine station due to infectious... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The coffee's OK, but if you intend to sit down with it, surely they can do better than paper cups? The surroundings are fascinating, though - memories of ships quarantined here carved into the rock are poignant.

2 Thank BPinOz
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We arrived at 1230 for lunch and there was only one sandwich left!! They had sold out and had no intention of making any others it seems. The café advertises that it is open from 10.00 am. Similarly the day before after checking in at 2.30 pm, there was nothing to eat. No where else at Q station was open... More 

Thank Jeff_2000
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Great story of the quarantine station and its history and that you included the history of infectious diseases as so many people have no idea.

1 Thank Janet M
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

WOW!!! So many treasured relics from days gone by. It was very interesting reading about what life was like in a quarantine station.

1 Thank Tex2Syd
Newtown, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Store Cafe need work. Whilst I understand the history of the Q Stattion the museum is great and very informative the coffee store left a lot to be desired. I was staying at the Hotel on the grounds and rather than drive into Manly thought a coffee at The Luggage store would add the the experience. Wrong the food... More 

1 Thank 792Carol_H
Kiama, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Cafe has a limited range of takeaway food & drinks but adequate for a light lunch or snack. The museum was excellent with well set out displays & lots of interesting historical information & it's free!

Thank 56Crusty711

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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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