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E G Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens

New South Wales 2232, Australia
+61 2 9710 0333
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Great day outdoors

Nestled close to the front entrance of Camilla Gardens. Cute place to catch up over brunch with an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jen W
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Sydney, Australia
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20yrs since I last visited!

This is a lovely oasis in the shire for a picnic or a calming visit. Smaller than I recall as a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dalton1skiing
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London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled close to the front entrance of Camilla Gardens. Cute place to catch up over brunch with an extensive menu and high tea. Opted for high tea on this occasion with plenty of tea options to choose from. Julie blends her own teas (first page...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely oasis in the shire for a picnic or a calming visit. Smaller than I recall as a child, part is set on the slope with a creek, beautiful lush gardens, grassy areas and children's play areas. The toilets and water fountains...More

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VisittheShire, Manager at E G Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review :)

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Great place to go, lovely surroundings however always very slow service and too crowded as in too many tables crammed in.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a lovely, relaxed day out with the kids—Camélia Gardens is for you! Take a picnic rug, a few snacks and play on the playground or walk through the amazing gardens exploring the many paths and feeding ducks breadcrumbs. There are a...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I have known about Camellia Gardens for years and never visited until today. We had a picnic in the grounds. It is truly an oasis in the middle of suburbia - lots of ducks and birds and they aren't frightened of humans. Lovely greenery and...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Loved walking around these beautifuul gardens admiring the last of the camellias and the spring azaleas.

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VisittheShire, Manager at E G Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

One of Sutherland Council's better efforts in the scheme of things. The Gardens are a peaceful & tranquil escape from the over development slowly strangling the Shire & Sydney ! You can enjoy a nice walk thru the grounds, the kids can feed the bird...More

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VisittheShire, Manager at E G Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your review :)

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Gardens are located between Miranda and Caringbah on President Ave, with a small carpark near the front entrance, but a larger one around the corner at the bottom end of the site. It doesn't seem to matter when you visit here, because it is...More

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VisittheShire, Manager at E G Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your review :)

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I cannot believe I haven't heard of this place before going recently, it's absolutely stunning! So much beautiful flowers to admire and a gorgeous duck pond also! A must do!

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VisittheShire, Manager at E G Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thanks for your review. It is a hidden oasis, definitely a must-do!

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Today we visited Camelia Gardens for High Tea to celebrate my vousin's surprise 60th birthday with a group of 14 ladies. The Gardens are lovely to visit and we all looked rooms were clean, tidy and we'll set out. While there, there was a young...More

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VisittheShire, Manager at E G Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you very much for your review.

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Jennifer H
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Response from VisittheShire | Property representative |
Hello Jennifer, You are actually better to get the train to Caringbah Train Station, its approx. 20 - 25 minute walk from the there. From the train station you need to head south down the Kingsway then turn right on to... More
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