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coal loader centre for sustainability

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Not sure what the centre does but these are interesting old buildings

It seems like the centre only does special events but there were a lot of people there and the cafe... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
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Another highlight of Waverton

The Coal Loader Platform is a great place to visit, but the surrounds are even more stunning. Great... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
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Balls Head Drive, Waverton, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9936 8100
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

It seems like the centre only does special events but there were a lot of people there and the cafe was full. Still, this old coal loading facility is interesting to explore, with a bush food garden, Aboriginal carving, old wharf, the MV Cape Don...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

The Coal Loader Platform is a great place to visit, but the surrounds are even more stunning. Great bushwalks, stunning views of Sydney harbour, industrial tunnels, picknick areas and an old timber boat sheds are all just a few hundred meters away and make the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ralf A
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ozitripper
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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