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Unique clock in Hornsby Mall.

This is an amazing clock, one that you will never see any where else in Sydney, besides Hornsby... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
Sydney, Australia

The clock is mesmerising to watch. The clock operates by a series of components filling with water... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
Bathurst, Australia
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  • Terrible7%
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

This is an amazing clock, one that you will never see any where else in Sydney, besides Hornsby. It is very interesting and worth going to have a look at it if you are in the area. There are plenty of shops around so you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kiwiwalkabout27
Reviewed December 2, 2018

The clock is mesmerising to watch. The clock operates by a series of components filling with water then over balancing and causing the clock to movement to operate

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

It’s working again after many years. It’s beautiful meeting place for anyone you want to meet up at Hornsby, specially on a sunny day. There is markets around the area almost every Thursday, so it’s nice outside on a beautiful day .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bernardita P
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Looks horrible for Hornsby. Spray water over everyone when it’s windy and it doesn’t tell the time or I could not figure it out. It’s loud and an eye saw it’s not artistic it’s rubish.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We love watching this water clock, which many don't realise actually does tell the time. It's a reminder of days gone past.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jenni4711
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Spent the day in Hornsby this week to check out this amazing feature that people has spoken about for decades. So interesting using time devices from ancient and far away lands. A must see if you come to Sydney

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank andreas c
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Amazing how this actually works and to see the cogs turning because of the water pressure. Lovely place to sit and take in the surrounding views. In summer enjoy the cool splash

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leanne M
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This water clock is quite unique WHEN it is working!! Unfortunately it seems to have a great deal of 'down time' for various reasons. Always a great attraction for children.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed March 27, 2018

It is indeed a very strange clock that has water features with a dynamic clock that has moving pieces that react to the water spray. It becomes even more interesting when the wind picks up. On a hot day, it can be very refreshing. It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank geotech522
Reviewed January 28, 2018

My children always love watching the mechanisms of this clock working and it's a nice cool spot to sit and chill out listening to the buskers.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AstroSydney64
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