Quarantine Station has been named the winner in the Skål 2015 Sustainable Tourism Awards in the category of Major Tourist Attraction.
Now in its 13th year, the Awards were presented at the 76th Skål World Congress in Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain last Friday, 30 October 2015.
Winners were awarded on their contribution to the conservation of nature and cultural heritage, community involvement, educational features, business viability and innovation.
Max Player, Director of The Mawland Group, which owns Quarantine Station, says, “We are proud to receive this prestigious international award and increase the international profile of this iconic Sydney site.”
“We are committed to continue the conservation and interpretation of the site as a place of national and international significance in the history of health and migration as well as that of Australia itself.”
This is the second time the site has been recognised by Skål, with Q Station awarded the win in the category of Urban Accommodation in 2013.
Skål International is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism. It wasestablished in 1934 and is a leader in the travel and tourism industry to initiate change and encourage the conversation of the environment in order to promote tourism and travel.
Quarantine Station is home to the story of migration to Australia and custodian of 15,000 historical items, the most significant of which are on display. Within its 30 hectare estate lie 65 buildings and almost 200 years of memories from post European arrivals.
History tours and ghost tours are regularly conducted at Quarantine Station, giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about the history of the site and preserving this significant time in Australia’s history.
For more information, visit www.quarantinestation.com.au.
Q Station is one of Australia’s most compelling and unique heritage retreats, preserved within 30 hectares of Sydney Harbour National Park at North Head. Set on Sydney’s glorious harbour, it is just 35 minutes from central Sydney and 5 minutes from Manly Beach. As Australia’s first and oldest Quarantine Station, it operated from 1833 to 1984. With 65 buildings and several archaeological sites today, it remains an important part of Australia’s migrant history. For further information, head to www.qstation.com.au.