Sub Base Platypus
Sub Base Platypus
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Formerly a torpedo factory, submarine base and gasworks, Sub Base Platypus is a community recreation and work hub in North Sydney, homeland of the Cammeraygal People. Featuring a shaded BBQ area with seating, a pocket playground and a scenic waterfront promenade, Sub Base Platypus is a place where visitors can relax on the waterfront with friends and family. View our visitor map to see how convenient it is to walk to Sub Base Platypus from the closest public transport links.
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Lee C
Sydney, Australia38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Whilst Sub Platypus occupies a fabulous location a visit here is a pretty average experience. As a local who has watched the revitalisation of Sub Platypus in the hope that the site would offer a vibrant precinct for visitors and locals alike I am sadly disappointed.
Yes there is history, and a great view, and good public toilets, a BBQ and seating, but there are no cafes, restaurants, food or beverage outlets where you can sit and enjoy a meal or a drink amongst history. Sites like this need people, energy and vibrancy - sadly Sub Platypus offers none of this.
Written 25 October 2023
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Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines1,531 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Still being developed. Once completed with mini museum (maybe), this could be of historical interest, where once submarines were parked. Wide boardwalks, unoccupied shop fronts.
Written 27 September 2021
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bat_child99
Greater Sydney, Australia5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020
It used to be fun to go down to the sub base and watch the gulls raising their chicks from the walkway. It was the perfect viewing platform into the lives of silver gulls that we don't normally get to see.
Harbour Trust have now placed nets over the cliff to prevent the gulls from nesting. I have no idea why but I don't bother going anymore, there's no reason. The rest of the development feels like an abandoned shopping mall.
Written 16 July 2020
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MosesPH
1,530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This area was a complete surprise to us. It's a hidden area by the foreshore and access can be through the North Sydney ferry side or else from street level within the residential area of Kirribilli. It's also a part of the Bondi to Manly walk as we saw signposted. It has a history of being a torpedo factory, submarine base and gasworks and now an emerging public space which was first opened to public in 2018. A quiet and peaceful spot.
Written 20 November 2019
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mrdom
7,543 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Family
It will be interesting to see how it is when they eventually finish it but at the moment it offers little more than a brief walk. It looks like most of the final form will be the buildings, with the only green space a small part near the norther stairs, which also includes one of the lamest playgrounds that I've ever seen.
Written 29 July 2019
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,842 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
The submarines moved out of their Neutral Bay base some 20 years back, as did the on-site torpedo factory, and only now after many years of major remediation work, large parts of the site has been made accessible to the public, this time as a park. One of noticeboards says it is the first time the public have been able to stroll around the area in 150 years, which is pretty amazing. The park only opened in mid-2018, so it is still brand new and when we visited at lunchtime Saturday appears to remain undiscovered by most Sydneysiders. The place has plenty to recommend it: Sydney Harbour frontage and views, barbecues and picnic tables, a small submarine-inspired playground, and some recently established garden beds. And there is a new over-water walkway from Kesterton Park, which is right next to the North Sydney ferry wharf.
Written 10 January 2019
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,655 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
This waterfront park area was opened to the public in May 2018 and is a beautiful space that is still in the process of being transformed. The area has undergone many transformation during its long history. It used to be a gasworks and then a naval torpedo manufacturing facility and now it is a public green space. There is play equipment, BBQ facilities and toilet facilities. The park is on the foreshore and is a nice detour if you are travelling by foot from Kirribilli to Neutral Bay. There is an overwater walkway which brings you to the park from one end and a very long staircase to get to street level on the other end.
Written 23 December 2018
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