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Good central point to meet friends for a catch-up in Hornsby

This water clock is quite unique WHEN it is working!! Unfortunately it seems to have a great... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
Carolyn B
Sydney, Australia
Still interesting after a few more visits to Hornsby

It is indeed a very strange clock that has water features with a dynamic clock that has moving... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
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Florence St | Westfield Shopping Centre, Hornsby, New South Wales 2077, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Thank AstroSydney64
Reviewed January 6, 2018

The water clock is a unique art feature of the main shopping centre at Hornsby. It makes a good clear meeting place, which is soothing to watch while you wait to meet others. It is also a focal community point for many events; markets, shows...More

Thank Jean762014
Reviewed December 15, 2017

Well worth having a look next time your go to Hornsby Mall. Very quirky design and a great feature for passers by. Close to station on Eastern side of Hornsby.

Thank AussieRicho1
Reviewed December 10, 2017

This water clock fountain water feature is often overlooked however it is a good centre feature in Hornsby mall. Excellent as a meeting point location or just enjoyable to look at. When there are markets on, listening to the water in the background can be...More

Thank Manickjg
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