Q Station’s excellent Cultural Tourism impact recognised at NSW Tourism Awards
Q Station has taken the win in the NSW Tourism Awards in the category of Cultural Tourism at the awards ceremony, over six other state-wide finalists.
Now in its 26th year, the Awards were presented last Thursday, 26 November 2015 in a celebration and acknowledgement of tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success throughout the year.
Suzanne Stanton, Director Mawland Group, which operates Q Station, said, “We are proud that Q Station’s cultural impact has been recognised at this level of excellence. Q Station aims to create powerful experiences that connect the past to the present and share the heritage experience brought about by the adaptation of a historic site to an accommodation as well as cultural site.”
General Manager Q Station Zac Hope said, “The innovations that have been implemented in 2015 which enhance the Q Station’s cultural experience cover a range of aspects including history, education, F&B, accommodation, nature conservation as well as staff integration.”
“These show our commitment to continue the conservation and growth of Q Station as a place of Australian cultural significance.”
This is the second consecutive year that Q Station has been recognised at the NSW Tourism Awards, with a Silver Award won in the category of Unique Accommodation in 2014.
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.