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  • xanthe101
    Sydney, Australia73 contributions
    We live in the local area and had never visited this pool before. On a hot day we decided around 4:00pm to try. We were very happy with our visit. Its a nice local pool, with lap lanes for serious swimmers and splash lanes for the not so serious (me!). They also had a childs wading pool. We left around 5:30pm and it was still open, though half the pool was divided for some activity.
    I'd recommend visiting! It would also be a great way to cool down after doing the Bay Run as its on the route!
    Written January 8, 2020
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia38,887 contributions
    Constellation Playground is a reasonably good area for children to have lots of fun, but also for parents and others to have a good time too. There is plenty for children to play with and there certainly is a lot of ground on which to run. Adults have also some really good spots to sit and relax and have a picnic or a BBQ, or even to walk around and may be run. The views are not so bad, if you can get them, as there are some obstructions in the way, but with a bit of effort you can have some lovely views. The Iron Cove bridge, over Parramatta River, is just metres away and there are other parks around as well.
    Written December 19, 2019
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    This is one of many enclosed beach pools that were built along the Sydney coastline in the late 1800s, through to 1950s. The Watson Bay Baths are one of the earliest. They were built 1905 (although the iconic Bronte Baths and Bondi Baths were built even earlier in 1897). This was a time when pools were segregated and men and women were allocated different swimming times.
    These Baths were renovated about 10 years ago and are a particularly good swimming area. They now include two netted swimming areas (one Olympic-sized) and floating sunbathing pontoons. There is jetty-like decking around the pools. Kids were having great fun, leaping from these.
    It is worth noting that there is disabled access via a ramp leading into the water, as well as 2 fully immersible wheelchairs (MLAK needed).  
    Entry is free.
    We were there mid-week and there were only about 20 or so people which meant it was not overcrowded in the water, although the pontoons were pretty much taken.
    Tourists may prefer more of a beach experience. If so, you are better off walking in the opposite direction, around to Camp Cove (7-10 min walk).
    GETTING THERE: The baths are a short 3 minute walk around from the Watsons Bay ferry (from the ferry, turn right)
    Written January 21, 2022
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia38,887 contributions
    Harbourview Park is an old and neglected area. It's about a hundred years old, most probably much older, but that is irrelevant really. We were passing by the area recently and stopped by for a bit. It is overrun by uncontrolled growth. You really would not want to go in there. There are areas where visitors are meant to sit and relax and for children to play. But it just did not look like a very welcoming place. As for the "harbour views".... well, there aren't any, not that we could find, anyway! I don't know why it has the name!
    Written February 25, 2020
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  • GlobalRoamer345
    Australia893 contributions
    Based on a first visit:

    The plusses: they provide plenty of discount coupons when you join their rewards program, and the facility has plenty of space. They had a bubble craps machine, which I found to be a good way to learn the game. Staff rotated reasonably regularly with free tea and coffee. Free bottles of water weren't too hard to get, if you got there early. The machines had reasonable bet levels (i.e. were not overly expensive).

    The minuses: all of the men's toilets had an absolutely disgustingly overpowering smell of urine. The flushing systems at the urinals did not seem to be functioning and the ventilation systems were inadequate, the free tea was so strong that it was literally undrinkable, the facility was so crowded on a Friday and Saturday night that it was uncomfortable, and some bar staff seemed absolutely clueless about how to do their job.

    Would I visit again if I was in Sydney?
    Yes, I'd visit again, as a part of a trip where I was also visiting other places.
    Written April 9, 2022
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  • rina T
    Perth, Australia88 contributions
    Easy to catch train there , then it’s a downhill walk to the pool , good price for family swim , the view of the habour bridge while your swimming is breath taking ! Shared the family change rooms , caught the ferry back to circular quay stop ! Great family day out !
    Written January 27, 2020
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    A strikingly beautiful harbourside space, this park has a large, open, green expanse right on the waterfront. The small bay is filled with moored boats. It couldn’t be more picturesque, looking across the water at the bobbing masts and luxury cruisers.
    Majestic Moreton Bay Figs provide lots of shade and are very beautiful, with massive wave-like buttress roots and dense, spreading canopies.
    A small bridge crosses over the stream that divides the park in two. Surprisingly this is a heritage-listed stormwater channel. It’s not particularly attractive and doesn’t even look noteworthy at all but apparently its one of the first nine purpose-built stormwater drains to be constructed in Sydney in the 1890s.
    This is a great picnic spot, the only real drawback being that whilst there is decent street parking, it is time limited and it can be tight. On a weekend, the parking gods will have to be on your side.
    Parking aside, its a very convenient and family-friendly space with most of the facilities that make life easy.
    There’s a sizeable playground with a safety fence and nautical themed equipment. Even more conveniently, the kiosk and toilet block are right next to it. There are also sporting facilities with fields for soccer, rugby and cricket, a walking path that continues on to Yarranabbe Park and fitness training equipment.
    Written March 31, 2022
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  • Tony W
    Sydney, Australia4,204 contributions
    If you can legally visit this venue during lockdown then your time will be well spent. Plenty of parking as well as an extensive kids playground area. The Kokoda Memorial walking track starts here and you get to enjoy the Parramatta River. Well worth the visit.
    Written October 7, 2021
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  • CasandraTP
    Sydney, Australia839 contributions
    Situated in the heart of Sydney, opposite the Australian Museum and Hyde Park. They have swim lanes for the “serious” swimmers and a huge play pool for everyone else. There is also a sun area which is normally open along with a wave machine but due to recent Covid outbreak you can’t but this will be back to normal soon fingers crossed. The water is a little cool but you do get used to it. Suitable for families of all ages with the leisure pool opening on a slope so perfect for those younger children. It is reasonably priced and they do have lessons there.
    Written January 8, 2021
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  • Vicky O
    North Rocks, Australia3 contributions
    All day fun for less than $30 for a family of 5. Can get a little hectic during peak school holiday times but for the price, you can’t complain.
    Written January 23, 2018
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  • J&SLettau
    1 contribution
    I took my son on a saturday.

    It was very stressful, and I saw many kids get hurt. I was not impressed and spoke to a few of the other mothers also that felt it was OVER capacity.

    their needs to be more supervision from staff and less children in the place. Not a place for the adult to relax thats for sure!
    Written November 27, 2018
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  • met s
    Sydney, Australia20 contributions
    Was a regular pre COVID, but first time back since.
    Staff are awesome. Haven’t changed & always helpful.
    Was great to get back. Miss the all you can jump after 5pm deal. Hope that comes back after COVID.
    Would recommend for something to keep the kids busy and active.
    Written June 26, 2021
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  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore7,090 contributions
    We came by this place after visiting the nearby Fish Market and it was late morning and the place was not at all crowded. We were told by some passers by that there are scheduled dog races at nights but unfortunately could not make it as we needed to proceed to our next destination.

    Nonetheless, we took a short walk around and like the surrounding, peaceful. We saw the stadium like building with race tracks meant for the dogs! It was so cool. I trust the races would be very interesting and competitive and hope that the next time I come by here, I will make it a point to watch it.

    Interesting eye-opening sight! :)
    Written January 5, 2017
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    This is a small urban park - more paving and brickwork than grass.
    It is notable for 2 reasons. The first is the very lovely El Alamein Memorial Fountain, which has become a Kings Cross landmark. The dandelion-like fountain commemorates WWII and the 9th Division of the AIF.
    The other drawcard is a small Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings. This has been operating for many years and runs from about 8/9am - 2pm each Saturday. It’s mostly food stalls, with a combination of freshly baked breads, juices, olives, salamis, and fruit and veg as well as a good number of hot food stalls. Sofritos Paella and Cornstars corn fritters are both delicious. Grab some food and sit on the lawn for a lazy Saturday morning in the sun.
    Aside from the market and fountain, you’ll find a children’s playground and park benches. The park is planted out with hardy greenery and palm trees. Several mature trees have survived over 100 years, including a Chinese elm, a Canary Island palm. The Port Jackson fig and weeping fig hark back perhaps to the 1800s when they stood on the gardens of grand old homes like ‘Maramanah’ and ‘Osterley’. These lost mansions once stood here but have sadly been lost forever, when they were torn down in the mid 1900s.
    Written January 22, 2022
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  • I Tell It Like It Is
    Sydney, Australia42 contributions
    With an $8.80 fee for adults, it’s more expensive than other Public Pools. But facility wise, upkeep & cleanliness wise it’s superior to other Sydney Public Pools. When do they open the diving tower / diving pool though?
    But like any Sydney Pool, it’s best avoided on warm weekends & warm school holidays, it’s just too crazy crowded. That’s just a sad fact of life in Sydney now, as the population increases, more public pools are not only not being built, they’re closing down !
    Written October 25, 2019
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