Type of space: Multi-use Space, Open-air space , Park and Bushland

    First developed in the 1860s, the reservoirs at Waterworks Reserve capture the flow of creeks and rivers falling from the higher slopes of Mt Wellington. Channelled through a network of stone and timber troughs, the waters arrive at the receiving house, where an informative display explains the curious history of this important and historic site.

    There a number of sites available. Tree-shaded lawns and children's play areas are popular for picnics and barbeques and provide the perfect backdrop for light installations, creative community events, poetry readings, photography, musical performances, painting and drawing workshops as well as site specific theatrical performances. Site 2 and 9 provide picnic shelters.

    Booking enquiries: Call 03 6238 2886.

    Fees and charges: view City of Hobart's fees and charges. These are reviewed and approved by Council each financial year

    View other City of Hobart parks and reserves.

    Special Requirements

    Licence to sell alcohol may be required

    Lease Conditions

    Large open park – capacity varies for each site

    Equal access varies depending upon site. Paths are defined although most are gravel and/or grass.

    BBQ facilities available.

    Parking Notes

    70+ spaces

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftCircusDrawingFilmFilm LocationInstallationMusic / SoundOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPodcastsProject SpacePublic art installationSpoken WordWorkshopsWriting


    • Ceiling Height Various
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Disabled parking

    • Drop-off point