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Paddington Reservoir Gardens

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Hidden gem in the inner city

Well how lovely it was to see this restored beauty. So close to the city, peaceful, lovely to walk... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Cathy H
Gilston, Australia
Oasis in Paddington

Beautiful oasis in Paddington, a great place to sit in the sun in winter with friends, family and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Leo C
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251-255 Oxford St, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
+61 2 9265 9333
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Well how lovely it was to see this restored beauty. So close to the city, peaceful, lovely to walk around and see the new modern but carefully detailed historical land mark. Unfortunately the bottom section was closed to the general public, has been a victim...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful oasis in Paddington, a great place to sit in the sun in winter with friends, family and the dog.

Thank Leo C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

It wasn’t easy to secure the water of Sydney in the 19th century. They succeeded. In the 1930s. The city decided to make the water reservoir into a park. Mixed with former structures, nature took over and now we now have a beautiful garden. I...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We went to see this place after reading about it on the internet. What a lovely place to go and chill out. It used to be the water storage area for Paddington and surrounds. The gardens are so nice and there are even deck chairs...More

Thank jubeesydney
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely area made out of an old water reservoir.. beautifully landscaped, with seating and areas that are perfect for photos..in fact there was a bride and groom having photos in there..peaceful and surprising..take the time to walk down the steps for a good look..there’s a...More

1  Thank karen m
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I wouldn’t specifically go out of your way to go and see it but it is a nice green area to sit and read for half an hour or so. It’s gorgeous with character with, potentially, an art installation on display depending on when you...More

Thank Liv B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were disappointed with the gardens. Whilst it maybe a nice place to sit and be tranquil to actually go specifically to visit it is a waste of time. Parking was difficult and we spent about 10 minutes walking around. Unfortunately the most interesting part...More

1  Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A nice walk through when visiting Paddington. A well designed mix of history with modern Garden. Considering it is off the main road of Oxford Street. A little retreat away from the hustle and bustle.

Thank ansettf27
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Brilliant reuse of a hole in the ground left by the historic water reservoir. Now a sun-drenched community space adding value to the neighbouring apartments and offering respite to visitors of Oxford Street, Paddington. Worth a visit.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Tip: anyone can sneak in here take a seat in the sun relax; play with phone or in my case complete Spanish homework 📚 Bonus when stunning exhibition on. Has enhanced my experience of neighbourhood to have access to this lovely space

1  Thank spiceylulu
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Named after its London namesake, the suburb of
Paddington showcases streets lined with restored
Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive
features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies.
It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art
galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the
Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist
attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds
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6 July 2017|
Response from Kristen B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ali, No it's free entry into the reservoir