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Paddington Reservoir Gardens

251-255 Oxford St, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
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Adaptive reuse creating community space

Brilliant reuse of a hole in the ground left by the historic water reservoir. Now a sun-drenched... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Lisa M
Auckland Central, New Zealand
via mobile
Head On exhibition

Tip: anyone can sneak in here take a seat in the sun relax; play with phone or in my case complete... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Sydney, Australia
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251-255 Oxford St, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
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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
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A term probaly used far to much within TA reviews. However, from the corner Oxford st and Oatley rd, looking across the street all you can see, is some posh apartments and a small green space,. However on closer inspection stairs lead down, to a...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

A quiet, beautiful space in the city. A small grassy patch is ideal for picnics or come and relax in one of the comfortable deck chairs.

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous urban space with a great blend of old and new. Good to see councils retaining local heritage. Make the most of the chairs dotted through out the space to put your feet up and relax for a while.

Thank Tania C
Reviewed 14 January 2017

i have been here more than four times.it is really beautiful and there were exhibitions here too by various artists.i love this place as you can see what they had done in the olden days -the water system and how it worked

Thank Saintjoan2001
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It's been nicely done but it's certainly not worth a trip. It's just a some gardens, deck chairs and stairs all set in an old, old reservoir from maybe the 1800's. I saw a segment on tv about it.

Thank AppleEva
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The claustrophobic lift down to the lower gardens smelt badly of urine. I visited on Friday Jan 6. Maybe maintenance/cleaning staff had not returned to work. So I chose to walk down the stairs. Some less able folk would have had to put up with...More

Thank mrtony2017
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful hidden sunken garden. Spent an hour or two here with friends lounging in the shade on the randomly scattered deck chairs, debriefing on the rest of our weekend. Just by chance there was a guy practicing his guitar playing near by. Felt...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely gardens set in the old reservoir. Space to sit and relax whilst in Paddington. Used as a photo opportunity by many. A great asset to the city from an industrial beginning

Thank Flint77
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