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 60-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. The character of the buildings, the history of the site and the ambience of the natural environment make the Quarantine Station a very evocative place.
Our 2021 Torrens Island Quarantine Station Tours are being run as part of the History Festival.
Sunday 2 May
Sunday 23 May
11 am & 2 pm
$30 pp (ticket includes entry to the Museum on the day)
Meet at the AGL boom gate 15 minutes prior to your session time.
Closed-toe shoes are required due to uneven terrain and travel to Torrens Island is by own vehicles. The total tour length is approximately one hour plus travel time.
- There are no child or concession prices available for the tour. Payment is required to confirm your booking.
- Travel to the Quarantine Station is by your own vehicle.
- Ticket purchases are non-refundable.
- In the event of inclement weather, tours may be postponed and rescheduled.
- Maximum of 25 people per tour.