Type of space: Multi-use Space, Open-air space , Parkland

    First developed in the 1860’s, the waterworks reservoir captures the flow of creeks and rivers rising on the higher slopes of Mt Wellington. Flowing via a network of stone and timber troughs and channels, the gathered waters arrived at the receiving house, where today, an informative display explains the curious history of this important and historic site.

    There a number of different sites available. Tree shaded lawns and childrens’ play areas of the waterworks are popular for picnics and barbeques and also provide the perfect backdrop for light installations, creative community events, poetry readings, photography, musical performances, painting and drawing workshops and site specific theatrical performances.

    Booking enquiries: email parks@hobartcity.com.au or call 03 6238 2886.

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

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    Special Requirements

    License 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