Torrens Island Quarantine Station Tour
Torrens Island Quarantine Station was built in 1879 to stop passengers bringing diseases such as smallpox into Adelaide. Today, the site is remarkably intact and evokes the experiences of passengers placed in quarantine from the 1880s to the 1960s. The fully guided 90-minute tour visits the bathing blocks that separated first and second class passengers, the boiler house used to power fumigation, the morgue and the isolation hospital.
tour dates and times:
Friday 27 August 11am
Saturday 28 August 2pm
Sunday 29 August 11am
Friday 17 September 11am
Saturday 18 September 11am
Sunday 19 September 11am
Price: all tickets are $30.00 - includes admission to the museum on the day
Closed-toe shoes are required due to uneven terrain. Travel to Torrens Island is by own vehicles. Meet at the AGL boom gate 15 minutes prior to your session time.