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Sunday 11 August 2024 (10.00 AM - 12.00 PM)

Sydney’s Waterways Tour

Join us for a two-hour walking tour of Centennial Park, where you'll discover how this area has contributed to Sydney's water supply since the early 19th century.

Centennial Park is the site of some of Sydney’s oldest and most important water supplies. Follow the expert on the subject Prof Khan from the University of Sydney.

During the tour, you will: 

  •  learn about historic water schemes like Busby’s Bore and Botany Swamps, which provided water to Sydney from the 1830s to the 1880s 

  •  visit significant reservoirs built in the 19th and 20th centuries that still supply water to the city today. 

  • see how the parkland's swamps and ponds manage urban stormwater, reduce pollution, and recharge the Botany Aquifer.  

This special tour will be led by Dr. Stuart Khan, a Professor and Head of the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney. 

Read the Important information at the bottom of the page before attending the event.


Sunday 11 August 2024




The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre




Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

Important information

Things to know before you attend
We reserve the right to cancel the event in case of dangerous weather or if minimum participation numbers are not met. In these circumstances a refund will be offered. Please refer to our full terms and conditions.
Your responsibilities if you feel unwell
I understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that all attendees associated with this booking do not attend if:
  • We/I show any COVID-19, infectious disease or virus symptoms or feel unwell
  • We/I have had a fever, diarrhoea or vomiting within 12 hours or at the time of the program
  • We/I have been asked to self-isolate
  • We/I have had a positive COVID-19 test result and continue to have symptoms.
If any of the above apply to you or any attendee associated with this booking, we request that you do not attend this program. In this instance, please contact us via email on to arrange for a refund of your ticket.