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coal loader centre for sustainability

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An interesting day out

The Coal Loader is an interesting part of Sydney's history in a spectacular setting overlooking the... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Sydney, Australia
Well worth a visit

We were surprised to discover how interesting a visit to this area of the north shore would be... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
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Balls Head Drive, Waverton, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Coal Loader is an interesting part of Sydney's history in a spectacular setting overlooking the Harbour. The old buildings, the wharf and the tunnels where coal was loaded onto skips are still there. It's possible to walk through one of the tunnels though the...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We were surprised to discover how interesting a visit to this area of the north shore would be. It's very well laid out with plenty of descriptions regarding the buildings & other areas of interest. There is even an aboriginal rock carving of a whale!...More

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 4 June 2018

A wheelchair-friendly (includes a lift that takes people down to the tunnel level) community garden and sustainability centre. LOTS of raised beds with various herbs, vegies and flowers. Recently completed, very spacious. Lovely views up Sydney Harbour, especially when the sun is low in the...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Well presented and quite thought provoking. The centre had good signage and clear information to explain the history for the role of the coal loader centre. Interesting and worth a visit. Also, no admission charge either.

Thank Happy L
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Now that the work to has been completed on the roof of the old coal loader one has to wonder what the council was trying to achieve. The location next to one of Sydney's most beautiful headland parks is spectacular. Lots of solar panels and...More

Thank TOI_12
Reviewed 23 March 2018

First visit to this marvellous location on Sydney Harbour to view The Red Project art exhibition displayed in the tunnels of what used to be a Coal Loader facility. The venue is, in itself, worth visiting as the stone work in the tunnels is just...More

Thank Us3Sydney
Reviewed 18 March 2018

North Sydney Council has taken up the challenge of educating the masses in sustainability. Our first visit was to 'The Red Project' Celebrating Creative Women. This was a display in the tunnels and bin areas of the old coal loader at Waverton which displayed a...More

Thank 795georged
Reviewed 27 December 2017

What a worthwhile use of a historic industrial site - for community education and practical ideas about sustainability and living sustainably, community gardens for local residents - all in a magnificent harbour-side location. The design of the platform garden at the moment appears very geometric...More

Thank MIke2902
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Well worth having a look at. It's hard to believe such an industrial 🏭 facility in the heart of North Sydney. And it operated in to the 70s. Great construction.

Thank NalinW_12
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Not really the time to send people to the Waverton Coal Loader. Sure, if there is an Art or Sustainability Fair, there will be something to see, but a large part of the site is under construction, right now. The Sustainability Centre will likely remain...More

Thank MWandAW
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