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Paddington Reservoir Gardens

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Tucked away but worth finding.

The Paddington Reservoir Gardens are historically interesting but also very pleasant and relaxing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Guy S
Western Australia, Australia
Lovely garden, although pretty small

It's a great use of the former reservoir, providing a downstairs area with some grass, a pond, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Paddington Reservoir Gardens are historically interesting but also very pleasant and relaxing. About 2.5km from the CBD and well worth the trip. A walk around the side streets and the old terrace houses is also worthwhile.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Guy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a great use of the former reservoir, providing a downstairs area with some grass, a pond, and a couple of places to sit. It's not far removed from Oxford St but still pretty tranquil and a good place to hang around. Unfortunately, there's a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mrdom
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Beautiful sunken garden located on busy Oxford St. A really nice way to spend 1/2 and hour looking around or a morning or afternoon relaxing in the sun reading a book or having a picnic lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tamsin H
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Great little place nestled on the busy Oxford st. Has lots of information boards detailing the story behind it. Good to visit and walk around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnK269
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 856leoc
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank karenm642
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Liv B
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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 kristenb678 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ali, No it's free entry into the reservoir