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Avon Dam

Remarkable for its Egyptian inspired architecture and landscaping, a visit to Avon Dam is like stepping back in time.

Bendeela Recreational Area

Bendeela is a popular camping and recreation area, about 150 kilometres south of Sydney.

Blowering Dam

Famous as the site of the world water speed record in 1978, Blowering Dam is one of the biggest dams in NSW.

Blowering
Brogo Dam

What Brogo Dam lacks in size it more than makes up for with stunning mountain scenery.

Brogo
Burrendong Dam

Burrendong Dam is a popular inland sport and recreation destination, offering year-round attractions for water sports and fishing enthusiasts, nature lovers, bushwalkers, campers and picnickers.

Burrinjuck Dam

The first major dam built for irrigation in NSW when construction began before World War I, Burrinjuck Dam helped drive the economic development of the Riverina as a major food producing region.

Carcoar Dam


Carcoar Dam is a popular inland sport and recreation destination in Central West NSW, offering year-round attractions for water sports and fishing enthusiasts, nature lovers, campers and picnickers.

Carcoar
Cataract Dam

Cataract Dam is one of the oldest and most picturesque dams in Sydney. The castle-like sandstone building on top of the wall and fanciful outlet tower evoke a sense of importance.

Chaffey Dam

Chaffey Dam is unique in inland NSW for its distinctive brick-red rock wall made of semi-precious stone and its unusual morning glory spillway, one of only two in Australia.

Chaffey
Copeton Dam


The main purpose of Copeton Dam is to supply irrigation, stock and household needs in the Gwydir Valley, and environmental flows to the Gwydir Wetlands.

Copeton
Cordeaux Dam

Remarkable for its Egyptian inspired architecture, a visit to Cordeaux Dam is like stepping back in time.

Fitzroy Falls Reservoir

Fitzroy Falls Reservoir is about 20 kilometres south-east of Bowral on the Yarrunga Creek upstream of Fitzroy Falls.

Glenbawn Dam


Glenbawn Dam has one of the largest rock-fill embankment walls in Australia, 100 metres high and 1.1 kilometres long.

Glenbawn
Glennies Creek Dam


Glennies Creek Dam operates with nearby Glenbawn Dam to supply water for irrigation, environmental flows, stock, industry and household needs in the Hunter Valley.

Glennies Creek
Hume Dam

A triumph of engineering when it was built in the years after World War 1, Hume Dam caught the public imagination in the same way the Snowy Mountains Scheme did after World War II.

Keepit Dam


The main purpose of Keepit Dam is to supply irrigation, stock and household needs in the Namoi Valley.

KeepIt
Lostock Dam


Lostock Dam supplies water for irrigation, environmental flows, stock, industry and household needs in the Paterson Valley.

Lostock
Menindee Lakes

110 kilometres south-east of Broken Hill, the Menindee Lakes were a series of shallow natural ephemeral lakes along the Darling River which have been developed into a water storage.

Nepean Dam

Nepean Dam was the last and smallest of the four dams constructed to collect water from the Illawarra Plateau south of Sydney.

Oberon Dam


Oberon Dam is part of the Fish River water supply, the only scheme in eastern Australian to transfer western flowing water east of the Great Dividing Range.

Oberon
Pindari Dam


Pindari Dam operates with Queensland’s Glenlyon Dam to meet irrigation, stock and household needs in the Border Rivers valley.

Pindari
Rydal Dam


Rydal Dam stores water for power stations at Wallerawang and Mount Piper. The dam is part of the Fish River water supply, the only scheme in eastern Australian to transfer western flowing water east of the Great Dividing Range.

Rydal
Split Rock Dam


Split Rock operates with Keepit Dam to supply water for irrigation, environmental flows, stock, industry and household needs in the Namoi Valley.

Split Rock
Tallowa Dam

Tallowa Dam is unique for its massive mechanical fish lift which transports fish over the dam wall.

Toonumbar Dam


What Toonumbar Dam lacks in size it more than makes up for with its picturesque setting among tall timbers in rugged mountain country.

Toonumbah
Warragamba Dam

Look out at Warragamba Dam and see the past and future of Sydney's water supply.

Windamere Dam

Windamere Dam operates in conjunction with Burrendong Dam to supply water for irrigation, stock and household needs in the Cudgegong and Macquarie valleys, as well as providing flood mitigation and environmental flows.

Windamere
Wingecarribee Reservoir

Wingecarribee Reservoir is about 10 kilometres south-east of Bowral on the Wingecarribee River.

Woodford Dam

Woodford Dam is a rare example of a dam planned to supply water to steam trains in the 1920s but converted during design to supply local residents as well as the railways.

Woronora Dam

Don't miss the spectacular spillway cutting when you visit Woronora Dam. Catch a glimpse of the past while enjoying a picnic in picturesque surroundings.

Wyangala Dam


Wyangala Dam supports irrigated agriculture across the valley around Cowra, Forbes, Condobolin and Hillston.

Wyangala
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