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- Easy to catch train there , then it’s a downhill walk to the pool , good price for family swim , the view of the habour bridge while your swimming is breath taking ! Shared the family change rooms , caught the ferry back to circular quay stop ! Great family day out !Written 27 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Visited with my 23 year old son who is a member. Good variety of walls colour holds which are graded in difficulty. They change a section of wall every week.
Looks like great fun. Certainly a great atmosphere when I visited.
Quality coffee available at very reasonable prices too (starting at $4)Written 8 February 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- All day fun for less than $30 for a family of 5. Can get a little hectic during peak school holiday times but for the price, you can’t complain.Written 23 January 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- With an $8.80 fee for adults, it’s more expensive than other Public Pools. But facility wise, upkeep & cleanliness wise it’s superior to other Sydney Public Pools. When do they open the diving tower / diving pool though?
But like any Sydney Pool, it’s best avoided on warm weekends & warm school holidays, it’s just too crazy crowded. That’s just a sad fact of life in Sydney now, as the population increases, more public pools are not only not being built, they’re closing down !Written 25 October 2019
- This is one of many enclosed beach pools that were built along the Sydney coastline in the late 1800s, through to 1950s. The Watson Bay Baths are one of the earliest. They were built 1905 (although the iconic Bronte Baths and Bondi Baths were built even earlier in 1897). This was a time when pools were segregated and men and women were allocated different swimming times.
These Baths were renovated about 10 years ago and are a particularly good swimming area. They now include two netted swimming areas (one Olympic-sized) and floating sunbathing pontoons. There is jetty-like decking around the pools. Kids were having great fun, leaping from these.
It is worth noting that there is disabled access via a ramp leading into the water, as well as 2 fully immersible wheelchairs (MLAK needed).
Entry is free.
We were there mid-week and there were only about 20 or so people which meant it was not overcrowded in the water, although the pontoons were pretty much taken.
Tourists may prefer more of a beach experience. If so, you are better off walking in the opposite direction, around to Camp Cove (7-10 min walk).
GETTING THERE: The baths are a short 3 minute walk around from the Watsons Bay ferry (from the ferry, turn right)Written 21 January 2022
- Attentive & knowlegable staff and well set out equipement. Easily assessable and spotless environment.Written 19 June 2018
- I brought a group of 18 people here on a Friday afternoon. Had a great time. Would recommend it. Prefer it to indoor rock-climbing as no-one is lumbered with the task of balaying.Written 11 July 2022
- Fantastic place for a group hang!! Really great place. Andrew and the other lad working there are amazing and so much fun!Written 15 March 2021
- We live in the local area and had never visited this pool before. On a hot day we decided around 4:00pm to try. We were very happy with our visit. Its a nice local pool, with lap lanes for serious swimmers and splash lanes for the not so serious (me!). They also had a childs wading pool. We left around 5:30pm and it was still open, though half the pool was divided for some activity.
I'd recommend visiting! It would also be a great way to cool down after doing the Bay Run as its on the route!Written 8 January 2020
- Situated in the heart of Sydney, opposite the Australian Museum and Hyde Park. They have swim lanes for the “serious” swimmers and a huge play pool for everyone else. There is also a sun area which is normally open along with a wave machine but due to recent Covid outbreak you can’t but this will be back to normal soon fingers crossed. The water is a little cool but you do get used to it. Suitable for families of all ages with the leisure pool opening on a slope so perfect for those younger children. It is reasonably priced and they do have lessons there.Written 8 January 2021
- Hello Redfern Team,
It is some weeks now since I did my class with Narelle Clark, but I haven't forgotten the beautiful experience. I wanted to let you know what a fabulous teacher she is.
I was more than impressed with her teaching. I have enjoyed all your teachers during my time with you, but Narelle was a standout. For the first time ever, she showed me exactly how to use the machine, how to adjust straps, how to use the headrest, how to take out the foot rests etc. I learned a lot.
I work for Qantas and my field is customer service. So Narelle immediately stood out to me. She has those unique people skills.
Narelle was such an advocate and had such a passion for body mindlife that I thought she must be an owner and invested in that way.
So a big thank you to Narelle and I look forward to returning and taking one of her classes again soon. She was pretty amazing! Thank you,
0416687014Written 20 April 2020
- My go to place to watch a big fight, whether it be UFC or boxing. The staff are quite friendly and helpful. Big screens all around, plenty of beer options on tap. Also love the gesture of providing free Mount Franklin bottled water to the crowd. My only criticism would be when be fights are on, would love to see more chairs available.Written 6 April 2021
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